The Brahmos supersonic cruise missile was successfully tested for the first time from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet on Wednesday.
The Ministry said in a statement, the Brahmos Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) was tested in a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal.
The statement reads, “The missile was gravity dropped from the Su-30 from the fuselage, and the two-stage missile’s engine fired up and straightway propelled towards the intended target at the sea in the Bay of Bengal”.
It was believed that Brahmos is one of the heaviest missiles in the world to be integrated.
The Defence Minister also congratulated Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and BrahMos for the accomplishment made by them.
The Defence Minister moved to Twitter and posted, “India creates a world record and completes Supersonic Cruise Missile Triad by successfully testing #BRAHMOS #ALCM from Indian Air Force Sukhoi-30MKI fighter aircraft. Smt @nsitharaman congratulates Team Brahmos & @DRDO_India for this historic achievement”.
It was learned that BrahMos is a venture between DRDO of India and NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM) of Russia.