India successfully test fires Brahmos missile
In a major step forward for India's aerial prowess, India creates world record as it successfully test fires Brahmos ALCM from IAF Sukhoi-30MKI fighter aircraft.
Brahmos ALCM, weighing 2.5 ton is the heaviest weapon to be deployed on India's Su-30 fighter aircraft modified by state-run aerospace behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) to carry weapons. It has a strike range of around 290 km and is described as the world's fastest supersonic cruise missile, from land, sea and air, completing the tactical cruise missile triad for the country.
Brahmos is a joint venture between DRDO of India and NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM) of Russia.