Missile «BrahMos» get a mini version

Missile «BrahMos» can be put into service in the coming Russian fighters four years.

Work on a smaller version of the supersonic cruise missile joint Russian-Indian production is on the initial stage. Weight newest rocket will be 1.5 tons, length — about 6 meters. Itar-Tass said Sivathanu Pillai — President of BrahMos Aerospace (BrahMos Aerospace), which develops and produces these missiles. «To install the» BrahMos «there is a need for fighters to reduce weight of the rocket, — he said. — A smaller version received the title «BrahMos-M» — a mini.

According to the president of the developer, after the conceptual design and the initial configuration of the rocket will begin its development. First version of the missile launch aircraft «BrahMos-A» is scheduled for June 2014. Equipped with its Su-30MKI fighters to be ready in September 2015. It can be installed only one missile, and in the case of manufacture small versions of the Su-30MKI will be able to raise for three such missiles. MiG-29 can be installed two «BrahMos-M.» But I saw the control of the enterprise, this version of the missile suitable for other combat vehicles that are in service or will be adopted by the Air Force of India, including aircraft «Rafale» and «Mirage-2000».

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