An armed IAF Su-30MKI moments after the launch of the BrahMos-A missile

The Indian Air Force today test-fired an air-launched version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a Su-30MKI fighter.

The fighter, which took off from an IAF base in Punjab, struck a target deep in the Indian Ocean using the cruise missile, this ANI report says.

The target was 4,000 km away from the base the IAF fighter took off from.

The Su-30MKI fighter was refuelled mid-air during its journey to the point from which the 300-km range missile was to be launched.
This is the third BrahMos missile test in the last two months.

Earlier this month, Indian Navy’s indigenous stealth destroyer INS Chennai had test-fired a naval version of the missile in the Arabian Sea.

In September, the Defence Research and Development Organisation had successfully test-fired extended range version of the missile.