Trikaal wrote:John wrote:SAM have much higher terminal speed than Brahmos is Mach2-2.5 where Barak-8 was close to Mach4-5 during tests. Brahmos can’t pull high Gs but it’s more than maneuverable to take out Tankers and larger ACs.
However I am afraid it’s not designed for that purpose because it would need datalink and mid course guidance to successfully intercept fast moving targets; long range SAM utilize this FYI.
Google says Barak 8 speed is Mach 2. The tests you mention could be for Barak 8-NG though.
That was reported during Navy’s test by a few sources and Israel is widely known to under report range and speed besides it could be average speed that’s advertised not the terminal speed.
question is how efficient is brahmos at high alt like 40,000ft that AWACS/EW/tankers fly at?
I believe Brahmos is most efficient at around 40,000 ft is advertised at cruising at 14,000 meters to maximize range.