New tests are on the agenda for the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile developed with a joint subsidiary of India and Russia. The range of the cruise missile will undergo various modification tests by 2020.
BrahMos-A, equipped with aircraft, was successfully fired from the Su-30 MKI aircraft in 2019. At the beginning of June (2020), the air variant of the cruise missile successfully completed certification tests in India. New Delhi aims to increase its effectiveness in the Indian Ocean with BrahMos.
The first firing test was conducted in 2001 as part of efforts to develop the cruise missile, which began in the late 1990s based on the P-800 Oniks (NATO code: SS-N-26 Strobile).
BrahMos has variants used in ship, submarine and coastal defence batteries.