Brahmos to Fly with the Indian Air Force in 2012

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    At Aero-India 2011 the Indian Air Force Su-30MKI is shown with Brahmos missile model attached at the centerline, representing a new configuration currently in development, which will be part of the next upgrade of the aircraft, being developed by HAL and Irkut. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update.
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    BrahMos, the supersonic cruise missile for the Indian Air Force, would be ready by next year, officials said. Destined to fly on the Su-30MKI air dominance fighter, the Brahmos is nine times faster than other anti-ship missiles, BrahMos Aerospace Chief Executive and Managing Director A Sivathanu Pillai told reporters. Carrying the large missile requires major modification of the Su-30MKI, which is currently underway as part of the aircraft upgrading program, which will also include an introduction of a new radar and avionics.

    At Aero-India 2011 the Indian Air Force Su-30MKI is shown with Brahmos missile model attached at the centerline, representing a new configuration currently in development, which will be part of the next upgrade of the aircraft, being developed by HAL and Irkut. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update.

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