The Indian Air Force (IAF) today test-fired an air-launched version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a Su-30MKI fighter.
The fighter, which took off from an IAF base in Punjab, struck a target deep in the Indian Ocean using the cruise missile, reports say.
A target was hit deep in the Indian Ocean, nearly 4,000 km away, India Today reported, adding that this was “by far the longest [BrahMos] mission”.
The Su-30 MKI fighter was refueled mid-air during its journey to the point from which the 300-km range missile was to be launched towards the target.
This is the third BrahMos missile test in the last two months.