HAL handed over the first BrahMos missile integrated Su 30 to IAF in an exclusive event today at Aero India 2015. “This is a proud moment for HAL. The successfully completion of the first Su 30 aircraft integrated with BrahMos missile shows the synergy between DRDO, HAL and IAF. We are hopeful of rolling out the second aircraft in a record time”, said Mr. T. Suvarna Raju, Chairman, HAL. Mr. S.K.Misra, CEO &MD, Aerospace Pvt Ltd was present on the occasion.
The Flight Clearance Certificate was handed over by Dr. K. Tamilmani, distinguished scientist and DG (Aero) to Air Marshal S.B.P.Sinha, Deputy Chief of Air Staff. The Aircraft Acceptance Certificate was handed over by Mr. A.M.Raja Kannu, DG (AQA) to Air Marshal Sukhchain Singh.
This unique programme was taken up as an indigenous challenge by HAL’s Nasik division in 2010. The team overcame several difficulties due to limited design data of Su-30 Mk I and received approval in Jan 2011 and order for integration was obtained from BAPL on techno-commercial merits against OEM in January 2014.
About BrahMos missile :
BrahMos missile is a two-stage supersonic cruise missile with a 290-km range developed for destruction of high value and strategic installation. The missile has mid-course inertial guidance aided by GPS followed by terminal homing guidance with ARS and multi-spectral seeker for terminal.