IAF test-fires advanced version of BrahMos successfully
Bengaluru, May 27: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday successfully test-fired an advanced version of BrahMos land-attack supersonic cruise missile system in the Western Sector.
According to BrahMos Aerospace officials the test was conducted at around 12:00 noon.
"Today's flight has met all the mission parameters in a copybook manner. The missile successfully hit and annihilated the designated target meeting all flight parameters," a spokesperson said.
The accuracy in mountain warfare mode was re-established in a campaign conducted by the Indian Army in the Eastern Sector last year and repeated last month.
"This formidable missile system has empowered all three wings of the armed forces with impeccable anti-ship and land attack capability," the spokesperson said.
BrahMos Aerospace CEO and MD Sudhir Mishra said the missile has proved its mettle once again as the best supersonic cruise missile system in the world.
"I congratulate the Indian Air Force for successfully accomplishing such a complex mission. It's a great achievement," he said.
As reported by OneIndia earlier, the air version of BrahMos missile will be test-fired from a modified Sukhoi (Su-30 MKI) later this year. HAL had handed over the first BrahMos missile-integrated Sukhoi to the Indian Air Force (IAF) during Aero India 2015.
BrahMos Aerospace had earlier decided to name the next-generation hypersonic version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile after former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam.