GOA (Sputnik) — A supersonic BrahMos cruise missile will be tested from a Su-30MKI fighter jet for the first time in September 2016, the head of Russian-Indian BrahMos Aerospace enterprise, Sudhir Mishra, said Monday.
"This year is very important for BrahMos Aerospace — within six months we will launch our missiles from Su-30MKI. This will be a series of launches," Mishra said during the Defexpo India 2016.
BrahMos is a short-range supersonic missile, which has been used by the Indian Navy since 2005. The missile has a range of 180 miles and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 660 pounds.
BrahMos Aerospace was formed by India’s Defense Research and Development Organization and Russia’s NPO Mashinostroyenia. It produces weapons systems using Russian and Indian technology.