India will test the air-launched variant of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile by the end of this year, a top scientist says. The missile, developed in cooperation with Russia, will be fitted onto an Indian air force (IAF) Su-30MKI aircraft for its “first flight trial,” according to A. Sivathanu Pillai, missile scientist and chief executive officer at BrahMos Aerospace. Presently, various fitness tests are being undertaken for integrating the air-launched BrahMos with the Sukhoi ...


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