HAL scripts history with maiden flight of Su-30 MKI with BrahMos missile

HAL scripts history with maiden flight of Su-30 MKI with BrahMos missile

Submitted by Kumuda on Sat, 2016-06-25 18:26 Bengaluru: In what could be a boost to Make-In-India programme, the first carriage flight of Su-30 MKI aircraft with BrahMos was successfully achieved at HAL airport, Nashik on Saturday. It is nothing but an engineering marvel in country’s aviation history, said T Suvarna Raju, CMD HAL. The project was taken up by HAL as an indigenous challenge at its Nashik Division and the required data was generated without the assistance of OEM for the modification. It is not the techno-economics of the project, but HAL’s commitment to self-reliance which made HAL to sign the contract with BAPL in 2014 for modification of two Su30 MKI aircraft for integration of BrahMos missile. While the first modified aircraft was airborne in one year and the second aircraft in the second year. It is the first time in the world that such a heavyweight (2500kg) supersonic cruise missile has been integrated on fighter aircraft, said Sudhir Kumar Mishra, CEO