(STL.News) Indian Air Force has carried out yet another successful test firing of air-launched BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Sukhoi-Su 30 MKI fighter. The BrahMos was launched to target a ship in the Bay of Bengal around 4000 km or 2485 miles away. It was the longest-range test of the fighter-missile combo conducted by Indian Air Force.
This is the second time that the missile has been successfully test-fired from an aircraft.
The jet used in the test was from the Thanjavur-based Tigersharks squadron and it took off from Halwara airbase in Punjab
It is important to note that IAF squadron in Thanjavur is a specialist squadron that has a maritime role. The squadron is also known as the ‘dominator of the Indian Ocean Region’ is armed with air launched BrahMos.
To cover the distance, the Su-30 MKI needed multiple refueling by Ilyushin-78 midair refueling aircraft.
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