The joint Russian-Indian enterprise "BrahMos" signed with the Russian "Rosoboronexport" an agreement to upgrade in service with the Indian Air Force fighter Sou-30MKI in order to equip them with the supersonic cruise missile "BrahMos", he said on Friday, RIA Announces source in the Ministry of Defence of India.
"BrahMos" has signed a contract with the "Rosoboronexport" for modernization Sou-30MKI to install missile "BrahMos" — said the source.
"BrahMos" is a two-stage solid-fuel missile supersonic Russian-Indian-made weight 2.55 tons, a length of 8.3 meters and a diameter of 0.67 meter body. Missile's range is 290 km, it is able to carry a warhead weighing 200-300 kg. Made in 1998, a joint Russian-Indian enterprise BrahMos Aerospace, made by the Indian defense research and development and the Russian "NPO Machine Building", named after the rivers of India and Russia — the Brahmaputra and Moscow. Headquartered posted in New Delhi. Enterprise practiced on developing missiles of various areas: a ship, submarine, shore and air.
First Russian fighter jets Sou-30MKI came to India in 1996. As stated in November RIA Announcements managing the Air Force Department of "Rosoboronexport" Sergei Kornev, India 2020 wants to buy in Russia about 130 fighters Sou-30MKI — so Makarov, their total number in the Indian Air Force will increase to 270.