Saturday, August 25, 2012

Brahmos On Sukhoi

A Rs 6,500 crore programme to mount Brahmos cruise missiles on Sukhoi-30MKI fighters of the Indian Air Force is under active consideration. Brahmos Aerospace is believed to have developed an air version of the missile, which is lighter than the other variants and has additional rear fins for aerodynamic stability. 

The two-stage missile, with a solid propellant booster engine in the first phase and a liquid ramjet in the second stage, is among the world's fastest missiles, and its developers claim it to be the only supersonic cruise missile in the world. With a deadly accuracy and no effective counter to it, Brahmos is a potent force for Indian armed forces.
ToI: Brahmos missiles to get airlift, to be mounted on Sukhoi-30MKI

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