Flight testing of aircraft variant missiles "BrahMos" in the Indian Su-30MKI is expected to start this year. About this ARMS-TASS reported by telephone from New Delhi representative of "BrahMos Aerospace."
According to him, in force a contract between the company "Rosoboronexport" and "BrahMos Aerospace" on completion of the Su-30MKI for the application of the supersonic missile "BrahMos". The required design documentation is transmitted by "dry" Indian company "Hindustan Aeronautics Limited", which modifies two Su-30MKI, Indian Air Force selected for flight tests of missiles "BrahMos". Further development of the aircraft will ensure the suspension of one missile "BrahMos" under the fuselage of the aircraft and its integration with on-board armament control system of the Su-30MKI.
"By the end of the year will begin test flights modified Su-30MKI with the layout missile" BrahMos. "First real test launch missiles from the Indian Su-30MKI is planned for 2014," — said the Indian expert.
Recall thatRussia and India signed a contract for works on the adaptation of the Russian-Indian missile "BrahMos" a fighter Su-30MKI in December last year.
In February 2013, responding to a question ARMS-TASS, does the signing of the contract, which proved the feasibility of such an adaptation, the director of the Federal Service for Military-technical cooperation between Russia and foreign countries (FSMTC) Alexander Fomin said: "I do not say that. I said that the contract was signed on to adapt missiles to the plane. During the execution of this contract is just clarified the feasibility of adaptation will be right for "BrahMos" to this plane. I can not for the designers and developers promise and resolve the issue.It is very difficult — to adapt to new weapons fighter. The satisfaction of the rocket as a developer and the developer fighter. "
Reports from Delhi, the technical ability to adapt to the air carrier rockets found and started Stage implementation of ideas of designers into the "metal."
The missile "BrahMos" is designed to engage a wide range of marine purposes. It is characterized by a high range (up to 290 km), high supersonic speed (up to 2.8m) a strong combat load (250 kg) and low signature for radars.
Flight of the missile, whose weight in the base case is three tons, is carried out in a range of heights from 10 meters to 14 million meters in the variable path.
The new missile is implemented in practice the principle of "fire — forget" — a goal she finds herself. According to experts, analogues of such a missile, which would have a supersonic speed and a similar range in the world yet.