BrahMos missile (file photo)
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The Indian Air Force on Thursday successfully test-fired an upgraded version of the BrahMos air-launched missile. It is capable of hitting any target in the range of 400 km. The defense official said on Thursday that the missile was tested from the Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft.
He said that the missile was fired from Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft and it hit the target accurately in the Bay of Bengal. The official said it was a test of the anti-ship version of the air-launched version of the missile.
Strategically strengthened Air Force
With this test, the IAF has achieved a significant capability enhancement from the Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft in carrying out precision strikes against land or sea targets at long ranges, the government statement said. According to the government, the long range capability of the missile along with the high performance of the SU-30MKI aircraft will strengthen the Air Force strategically and make it more effective in attacking the enemy country in the event of a future war.
The dedicated efforts of the Indian Air Force, Indian Navy, Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), BAPL and HAL played a key role in achieving this feat, the statement said.