In another big boost to our defence sector, Modi Government has taken big decision of lassing Sukhoi- 30 MKIs jets of Indian Air Force with 5 next generation BrahMos NG missiles. BrahMos is the world’s fastest anti-ship cruise missile and its new lighter version, also known as Brahmos NG will be integrated on IAF’s frontline fighter jet, the Sukhoi 30-MKI. Brahmos NG has been jointly developed by India and Russia, reported Financial Express
The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with a range of 300 kms and speed of 2.9 mach has already been successfully integrated and test-fired from an IAF Sukhoi-30 MKI. But installation of BrahMos NG a lighter version of the lethal missile on the frontline fighter jet will give unmatched fire power to India
The BrahMos NG will first be integrated on India’s indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas. Subsequently, up to 5 BrahMos NG missiles will be fitted on the Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jets of IAF. At Aero India 2019, BrahMos Aerospace displaced a model of the LCA Tejas with two BrahMos NG missiles integrated under its wings. The maximum speed of the BrahMos NG missile will be 3.5 mach.
“The new BrahMos NG missiles will provide future-ready air dominance to the Indian Air Force. The design and development of the BrahMos NG is being done by the DRDO. While some technology will come from Russia, since the BrahMos is an Indo-Russian Joint venture, the new BrahMos NG will large be a Make in India product,” said Dr. Sudhir Mishra the CEO and MD of BrahMos Aerospace.
Not only this will enhance power of nation but is also economically benefitting for the nation. The cost of the new BrahMos will be half that of the existing missile
This decision was finally taken after considering important factors such as weight limitation and limitation of space with the landing and takeoff because only 1,250 kg can be adjusted under the wings of Tejas including the launcher. So the mathematics modeling was carried out and the system was studied and finally decision was taken to develop a lighter BrahMos with a range of 300 kms
The new BrahMos NG missile will provide India formidable air-to-air precision strike capability. BrahMos NG when fired from Tejas and Sukhoi-30 MKI will attack the “radar in the air” capability of the enemy. It is being developed with the aim to take down the AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System), refuelling and transport aircraft of the enemy. With a 300-km range, the BrahMos NG will give India BVR (Beyond Visual Range) firing capability. BrahMos NG will be a multi-platform missile with the capability of being fired from submarines and torpedo tubes as well. Brahmos Missile will meet the future requirement of the IAF and will serve to be a formidable deterrent for both Pakistan and China
This is a well-applauded move of PM Modi Government. After providing the brave hearts of the nation with One Rank One Pension, Bullet Proof Jackets, Modern and Deadly Weapons, historic budget allocation for defence this move will further strengthen our defence forces to such an extent that the enemy will think lakh times before taking any action.
Credits : Financial Express