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In India, revealed some of the secrets of the joint project with Russia for the production of missiles "BrahMos". The first launch of the supersonic missile "BrahMos" from the aircraft Su-30MKI at sea target will take place in the next 1-3 months. And work on the creation of hypersonic missiles, capable of speeds of 4-5 thousand kilometers per hour, it will take 2-3 years. This was told reporters in New Delhi Managing Director of the Russian-Indian joint venture "BrahMos Aerospace" Sudhir Kumar Mishra.
At the armed ground forces and the Indian Navy is currently worth more than hundreds of missiles "BrahMos". Here they, apparently, happy - in comparison with the existing foreign counterparts, "BrahMos" 3 times faster and shoots in 2.5 times more.
However, no country has not established previously as heavy weapons on fighter - weight "BrahMos" on the suspension of Su-30MKI is now almost 2.5 tons. air-launched missile will be easier to land or ship variant with 500 kg, but even such a "weight loss" lets talk about the uniqueness of the project - gunsmiths managed to do so, that the technical characteristics of the Su-30MKI as a result of the retrofit were not injured.
BrahMos" is the first, powerful penetrating warhead (weight up to 250 kg) and an active homing head with a detection range of up to 80 km in the world cruise missile for tactical combat aircraft, combining supersonic speed, long range (up to 300 km) and the scanning sector -45 - +45 degrees. The latter allows you to implement the principle of "fire and forget" - the rocket will automatically find the target.
Testing began in late June last year. These included a series of flights with the weight and dimensional layout missiles, and then reset the rocket itself with a fighter without starting its engine.
"At the moment, the modernized Su-30MKI aircraft flew about 25 hours with a missile" BrahMos "on board. In March, will hold three more tests, after which will be launched at sea, and then ground targets. However, we are now fully confident of a successful outcome launches ", - said Sudhir Kumar Mishra.
At the same time, Russia and India are working on two other projects - a hypersonic missile, which is planned to be 1-2 thousand kilometers per hour faster than supersonic and easy version of "BrahMos", which reduced the weight by almost 1.5 times - up to 1400 kg. According to Sudhir Kumar Mishra, work on them are the Russian machine-building NGOs, the Moscow Aviation Institute and the Indian agency promising military developments DRDO. According to preliminary estimates, the rocket will be set up in two or three years. Previously, general designer and director general of the NGO Engineering Alexander Leonov said that the lighter version of "BrahMos" can be installed on the fifth-generation fighter T-50.