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Friday, February 13, 2015

India begins development of the Nirbhay subsonic cruise missile for the Su-30MKI

Nirbhay subsonic cruise missileThe Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) of the Ministry of Defence of India started work on developing an air-launched version of the Nirbhay subsonic cruise missile to arm the Su-30MKI.

According to TASS, the press service of the organization announced that – “the launch from an aircraft will take place in March-April of this year”.

According to the missile’s creators, now they are working on integrating it with the fighter jet’s systems and developing the capability of launching from low altitudes, in order to minimize its visibility to radar.

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