Integration and testing has been delayed hugely principally by the Sukhoi Design Bureau’s reluctance to prioritise cooperation in helping with the modifications required to integrate the missile with the Su-30. The BrahMos-A carries a reduced booster and fins for stability. There’s better news as far as the navy is concerned: The BrahMos will be tested for the first time from an underwater pontoon launcher this year.
BrahMos-A In Final Integration With Su-30
The final phase of integration of an air-launched version of the Indo-Russian BrahMos-A supersonic cruise missile on a Su-30MKI is in its final stages. BrahMos CEO Dr. A Sivathanu Pillai said at the Aero India seminar in Bangalore last week that a first test-firing would take place in 2014.
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