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India Tests New BrahMos-A Missile from Su-30MKI Aircraft

India Tests New BrahMos-A Missile from Su-30MKI Aircraft

The Extended-Range (ER) variant of India's air-launched BrahMos-A missile has hit its designated target. The Indian Air Force (IAF) said that the Sukhoi Su-30MKI launched the missile on May 12. This is the first launch of the ER variant of the Su-30MKI.

An aircraft from the No 222 "Tigersharks" Squadron based at Thanjavur in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu carried out the launch. The IAF has achieved the capability to carry out precision strikes from Su-30MKI aircraft against land/sea targets at very long ranges. It is assumed that the ER version would have a 450 km range. The former version had a 290 km range.India Tests New BrahMos-A Missile from Su-30MKI Aircraft

The range extension of the BrahMos took place after India joined the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) in June 2016, which removed caps on cruise missiles range.

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