Our motherland India and embarking on a new cruise flight tests supersonic missile "BrahMos' air-launched, the first of which launches planned for 2013, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the announcements of the first deputy general director of NPO Machine Building Alexander Dergachov.
The joint Russian-Indian venture "BrahMos" (NGOs Engineering and the Organization of defense research and development of India), made in 1998, practiced in the development of supersonic missiles of various areas: a ship, submarine, shore and air.
"On this day, we have actually finished a rocket and detailed work to finalize it by the Su-30MKI," — said Dergachov. According to him, rocket was a complex of ground tests and is ready for flight tests. "Flight tests will begin as early as 2012 with the layout without resetting the" articles "from the plane. Held in 2013, the real missile launches," — he said.
The interviewee noted that the establishment meets the specific launch more Russian side, and Indian — for the whole complex "aircraftrocket"." BrahMos "is a strong supersonic missile Russian-Indian mass production of 2.55 tons, a length of 8.3 meters and a diameter of 0.67 meter body. Russian-Indian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace is named after the rivers of India and Russia — the Brahmaputra and Moscow. Headquarters posted in New Delhi. company produces two-stage solid supersonic cruise missiles with a range of 290 km, capable of carrying a warhead weighing 200-300 kg.