Explaining the significance of these tests, a retired IAF commander said, “While the tests of land, ship and air launched BrahMos have been done time and again, it is rare that they are being tested back-to-back that too in the Indian Ocean Region. BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world that flies at three times the speed of sound (2.8 Mach), currently has a range of 290 km, but efforts are also on to extend this to 400 km. The missile was test-fired from the integrated test range launching complex-3 (LC-3) at Chandipur around 11.35 am. and that "The problem was in the software, not hardware". Air-breathing ramjet propulsion is much more fuel-efficient than rocket propulsion, giving the BrahMos a longer range than a pure rocket-powered missile would achieve. [15], The missile will arm the Sukhoi Su-30MKI, Mikoyan MiG-29K, HAL Tejas[183] and future inductions such as the Dassault Rafale,[17] Sukhoi Su-57, HAL FGFA, HAL MWF and possibly the Mikoyan MiG-35. [91] After the IAF successfully tested Brahmos from a Su-30MKI against a sea-based target, it declared on 17 December 2019 that the integration of BrahMos-A on Su-30 MKI is complete. However, as part of the capability enhancement, the missile's range was extended to over 400 kilometres. 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The DRDO recently extended the range of the missile system from the existing 298 km to around 450 km.-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies) Leave a Reply. 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