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Russian Air Force shows interest for air-launched variant of the BrahMos missile

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Russian Air Force shows interest for air-launched variant of the BrahMos missile
 
Russia’s Defense Ministry is interested in purchasing the air-launched version of the BrahMos cruise missile to arm the Sukhoi Su-30SM (NATO reporting name: Flanker-C) fighter jet, a military and diplomatic source told TASS. The BrahMos cruise missile was jointly developed by Russia and India.
     
Russian Air Force shows interest for air launched variant of the BrahMos missile 640 001A scale-model of BrahMos missile air-launched version showcased at Defexpo 2016 exhibition in Goa
     
"The advanced aircraft/missile strike system will arrive for India’s Air Force in the first place. Then, it can be purchased by the Russian Air Force that has shown great interest in it," the source said at the Army 2016 international military and technical forum.

Talks with Russia may begin in 2017 after Indian Su-30MKI planes armed with the BrahMos cruise missile complete flight tests, the source added.

TASS does not have any official confirmation of this information.

An Indian Air Force fighter jet with a demonstrator of the air-launched version of the BrahMos cruise missile performed the first flight in the summer of 2016. The first launches are expected to be performed before the yearend.

India is planning to arm three Su-30MKI regiments with improved BrahMos cruise missiles.

As of today, the Indian Armed Forces operate the ground-based and the naval versions of the missile.
     
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