Russian-made Su-30MKI fighter jets to carry five BrahMos missiles

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Su-30MKI fighter jet

Su-30MKI fighter jet


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BANGALORE /India/, February 20. /TASS/. Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30MKI will be capable of carrying five new BrahMos missiles, which the Indian-Russian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace is developing, JV Chief Manager for Marketing and Exports Praveen Pathak told TASS on the sidelines of the Aero India 2019 air show on Wednesday.

Currently, Su-30MKI fighters can carry one BrahMos missile under the fuselage.

“We proceed from the fact that it will be possible to furnish Su-30MKI fighters with as many as five new BrahMos NG missiles, which are being developed for light fighter jets. We are planning that a Su-30MKI plane will be capable of carrying two missiles under each wing and one missile under the fuselage,” Pathak said.

“Currently, Su-30MKI planes carry only one missile under the fuselage. The new missiles will considerably boost the aircraft’s capabilities,” he added.

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