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India Increased the Range of the BrahMos Cruise Missile to 450 km

India Increased the Range of the BrahMos Cruise Missile to 450 km

India Increased the Range of the BrahMos Cruise Missile to 450 km

(File photo)

The Indian Air Force (IAF) said the tests were carried out over the Bay of Bengal using Su-30MKI fighter jets. The BrahMos missile managed to destroy the target ship at a distance of 450 km.

IAF said, "The increased missile range, combined with the superior performance of the Su-30MKI, gives the Air Force a strategic advantage."

India Increased the Range of the BrahMos Cruise Missile to 450 km

(IAF Twitter screenshot from video)

The BrahMos missile, with a weight of 2.5 tons, was launched from the Su-30MKI aircraft. This missile can carry conventional and nuclear warheads weighing 200-300 kg. Apart from being launched from the aircraft, the BrahMos missile has also been developed in a ship-launched version and a ground-launched version. The range of coverage differs depending on the launch platform used.

BrahMos can hit targets up to 500 km from ship launches and land. The BrahMos missile is powered by a solid-fuel rocket (first stage of launch) and a liquid-fuel ramjet engine (second stage of launch). India and Russia jointly developed this missile.

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