BrahMos Missile: How Much Power India Gets With 12 Successful Tests? (Opinion)
India conducted 12 successful tests of BrahMos Missile throughout the year 2022, including the IAF’s latest 400 km Range from Sukhoi Plane.
The Indian Air Force tested the BrahMos Air Launched Missile’s extended range variant against a targeted ship in the Bay of Bengal using an SU-30 MKI fighter jet.
As stated by the Defence Ministry, the Supersonic cruise missile successfully completed all of its mission goals during the test, which was conducted on December 29, 2022.
What Is The Power of BrahMos Missile?
BrahMos Aerospace Ltd. built the BrahMos Supersonic Missile. The company is a partnership between Russia’s NPOM and India’s Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
The Brahmaputra and Moskva rivers were used to name the Missile. Moscow, the capital of Russia, is located along the Moskva River.
The missile can be fired from land, air, sea, or submarine platforms. A two-stage propellant booster engine is featured in the BrahMos Supersonic cruise missile.
Solid booster engines are used in the first stage, while liquid ramjet engines are used in the second stage.
Enhanced Range of 400 Kilometers
The IAF, Indian Navy, Defense Research and Development Organization, BrahMos Aerospace, and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited collaborated to achieve the missile testing successfully.
The Sukhoi Fighter successfully tested the Supersonic missile’s long-range variant. According to reports, the enhanced range went from 290 km to 350 km.
The BrahMos missiles’ expanded range is thought to be able to reach targets 400 kilometers out in the ocean.
Supersonic Speed From Air, Land & Sea
The first stage of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile’s two-stage solid propellant booster engine is what accelerates it to supersonic velocity.
The liquid ramjet engine, which powers the second stage, accelerates the craft toward March 3 (3x faster than sound) during the cruise phase.
The BrahMos missile may be fired from land, sea, and air platforms and is universal for many different platforms.
The missile operates according to the “Fire and Forget” principle, which means that it doesn’t need any additional guidance after launch and keeps a high supersonic speed the entire time it’s in the air. According to reports, the missile has a weak radar signature.