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IAF test-fires BrahMos missile from Sukhoi fighter jet, achieves 'direct hit' IAF | BrahMos
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IAF test-fires BrahMos missile from Sukhoi fighter jet, achieves 'direct hit'

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 20 Apr 2022, 12:36 am

New Delhi/IBNS: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Tuesday successfully test-fired a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a Sukhoi fighter jet on the Eastern seaboard.

The missile achieved a "direct hit" on the target, which was a decommissioned ship of the Indian Navy.

The mission was executed in close coordination with the Indian Navy.

In a tweet, the IAF wrote: " Today on the Eastern seaboard, #IAF undertook live firing of #BrahMos missile from a Su30 MkI aircraft. The missile achieved a direct hit on the target, a decommissioned #IndianNavy ship. The mission was undertaken in close coordination with @indiannavy."

In 2016, the Centre had decided to integrate the air-launched variant of the Brahmos into over 40 Sukhoi fighter jets.

The project was undertaken to enhance the IAF's ability to hit targets from large stand-off ranges, whether on sea or land.