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SOURCE: API

The Indian Air Force successfully tested the extended range version of the BrahMos Air Launched missile against a ship target using a Su-30 MKI fighter jet today.The BrahMos missile’s extended range is thought to be capable of destroying targets in the sea 400 kilometres away.

The Air Force, Indian Navy, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), and BrahMos Aerospace collaborated on the successful test firing (BAPL).

The supersonic cruise missile “achieved the desired mission objectives in the Bay of Bengal region, and with the successful test, the Indian Air Force achieved a capability boost to carry out precision strikes from Su-30 fighter aircraft against land/sea targets over long ranges,” according to a statement from the defence ministry.