Source : Indian Defence Updates (IDU)
Sukhoi Su-30 operators around the world shows interest in BrahMos-NG, to be tested for the first time on next year
The CEO of BrahMos Aerospace has said that the company will test 1.5 ton BrahMos NG supersonic cruise missile by the end of 2024 that will have a range of 290 kilometers and the missile will enter production later in 2025.
The BrahMos NG has already caught the attention of many air forces and many Su-30 operators like Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia is closely watching this program since adapting and integrating BrahMos-NG into their Su-30 fleet won’t require extensive hardening of the mid-fuselage and other modifications.
As per Missile Control Technology Regime (MTCR) guidelines, no member country can export missiles having a range of more than 290 kilometers to non member countries, so the export version of current BrahMos and BrahMos-NG will be available at capped range of 290 kms, while Indian version will have more than 450kms range as India is a member of MTCR and Russia too is a part of MTCR, so there’s no problem in increasing its range like the increase in original and current versions of BrahMos missiles. IgMp