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Thursday, March 19, 2015

BrahMos Missile to Enter Service in Indian Air Forces in 2016

Air launched BrahMosThe Indian Air Forces plans to adopt the new BrahMos cruise missile, which can be launched from aircraft, in 2016, Sudhir Mishra, managing director for Russian-Indian joint venture Brahmos Aerospace Ltd, told RIA Novosti.

In February, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) handed over a license to BrahMos to use the upgraded Su-30MKI aircraft for testing the missile.

"According to the schedule, the missile is expected to enter service in 2016. A further 10 tests will be conducted by the end of the year. In May, a test flight with the launching system for the missile will be conducted," Mishra said.

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