Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Military Space News .

Subscribe to our free daily newsletters

India Fighter Jets To Launch Supersonic Cruise Missiles

The BrahMos missile in action
by Staff Writers
New Delhi (AFP) Apr 18, 2006
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has begun work to arm its frontline fighter jets with supersonic cruise missiles being developed jointly with Russia, a report said Monday. "We need only small changes to be made," Sivathanu Pillai, chief executive of the Indian-Russian firm BrahMos Aerospace told the Press Trust of India (PTI).

"But it will be a giant leap because if we deploy aircraft with BrahMos missiles, we would be the first country to deploy supersonic airborne missiles," Pillai was quoted as saying.

Pillai said the modifications were being carried out for India's Russian-built Sukhoi-30 multi-role jet fighters.

"Already the needful modifications are being worked simultaneously at BrahMos Aerospace, IAF and Hindustan Aeronautics," he said but did not give a date for when the smaller cruise missiles would be fitted to the Sukhois.

India has already fitted some of its warships with 300-kilometre (186-mile) BrahMos missiles and is currently working on a version for its land forces.

India and its largest military supplier, Russia, are also trying to sell the supersonic missile in Asian arms markets.

Source: Agence France-Presse

Related Links

Raytheon Awarded Contract For Patriot Upgrades
Tewksbury MA (SPX) Apr 18, 2006
Raytheon has been awarded a U.S. Army contract valued at more than $47 million to upgrade Patriot PAC-2 missiles to the latest GEM plus configuration. This is the eleventh delivery order awarded for GEM plus upgrades for a total contract value of $256 million.

  • Japan Urges China To Be More Open About Military
  • Good China Or Bad China
  • Rice Warns Congress Against Tinkering With US-India Nuclear Deal
  • US Concerned Over India-Iran Ties Says Rice

  • QinetiQ To Lead DTI-Funded Cyber Security Network
  • Iran's Real Nuclear Power
  • Iran 'Ready For War' But Seeks Peace
  • Pentagon Declines Comment On Report Of Iran Strike Plans

  • Raytheon Awarded Contract For Patriot Upgrades
  • India Fighter Jets To Launch Supersonic Cruise Missiles
  • US Navy Awards LockMart Contract For Mk 41 Aegis Destroyers VLS
  • LM Complete Second Loitering Attack Missile Boost Vehicle Test

  • LM Team Launches Payload For MDA's Critical Measurements/Countermeasures Program
  • Taiwan Facing Multiple ABM Vulnerabiities
  • Raytheon Awarded Early Warning Radar Upgrade Contract At Thule
  • Brits Not Yet Talking About Hosting US Interceptors

  • Aerospace Industry Slow To Embrace New MEMS Technologies
  • BAE Systems To Sell Airbus Stake, EADS Likely Buyers
  • DaimlerChrysler And Lagardere Cut Stake In EADS
  • Lockheed Martin Delivers F-22 Raptor To Second Operational Squadron

  • Boeing Apache and Unmanned Little Bird Demonstrator Test Expands UAV Control
  • Northrop Grumman Delivers Sixth RQ-4 Global Hawk To US Air Force
  • Raytheon Simulation Controls Multiple UAVs And An Unmanned Surface Vehicle
  • Bental Industries Develops New Starter-Generators For UAVs

  • Supporters Rally Around Rumsfeld As Calls Mount For His Departure
  • Cruel April In Iraq
  • Iraq Study Group Kicks Off
  • Who Are The Players In Iraq

  • ND SatCom And BASE TEN Present First Satcom On The Move Robotic Vehicle
  • BAE Systems' APKWS II Offering Completes Environmental Tests
  • AAI Wins Contracts From Boeing For US Air Force F-22 Raptor
  • Lockheed Martin Receives Contract For F-2 Component Work

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2006 - SpaceDaily.AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA PortalReports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additionalcopyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement