SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.
Atul Dinkar Rane, CEO and MD BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited has said that the company is planning to test a 1.5-ton BrahMos-NG Supersonic cruise missile with a range of 290km by end of 2024 or early 2025 with a missile entering production later in 2025.
BrahMos-NG, Air Launched Weapon System already has caught the attention of many Airforce and many Su-30 operators like Vietnam and Indonesia, Malaysia is closely watching this program since adapting and integrating BrahMos-NG into their Su-30 fleet won’t require extensive hardening of the mid-fuselage and other modification as required for the BrahMos-A ALCM.
Each Su-30MKI/MKM/MK will be able to carry 3 BrahMos-NG ALCM and in the case of the Indian Air Force (IAF) 40 Specially modified Su-30MKI will be able to carry 2 BrahMos-NG and 1 BrahMos-A ALCM with a range of 450km with plans to further expand this fleet to 60 units by adding 20 more jets that will be both capable of BrahMos-NG and BrahMos-A.
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