06 Dec '17, 5pm

India’s “Carrier Killer:” The Air-launched Brahmos Missile https://t.co/BrZZLTe0fP

India’s “Carrier Killer:” The Air-launched Brahmos Missile https://t.co/BrZZLTe0fP

Last week, a modified Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet took off from Kalaikunda airbase in West Bengal and fired a BrahMos supersonic, nuclear-capable cruise missile at a target ship in the Bay of Bengal. Flying over a distance of 260 kilometers, the missile effectively destroyed the vessel. This test is a game changer for Indian offensive prowess in the Indian Ocean region and will act as a potent aircraft carrier killer due to its speed, range, and launch platform. Technical capabilities A press release from the Indian Ministry of Defence said “the air launched BrahMos missile is a 2.5 ton supersonic air to surface cruise missile” with a range of over 400 kilometers. This particular missile test signifies a major leap for the BrahMos project and vastly expands India’s anti-access bubble in the Indian Ocean. Fitting this missile on fighter jets enables I...

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