Defence India & Russia to develop AWACS killer BrahMos missile by 2024

India & Russia to develop AWACS killer BrahMos missile by 2024

Brahmos missile AWACS killer variant
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India and Russia is working on plan to develop a new AWACS killer (Airborne Early Warning and Control System) variant of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile by 2024 as reported by Sputnik.

Quoting Russian director of the venture, Alexander Maksichev Sputnik said, the missile will be ready for launch by 2024. He noted that it will have different target-seeking equipment but will use the same platform.

The new air to air variant of BrahMos will able to take on any slow moving aerial targets like AWACS, Refueller and Transport aircraft at a very far distance.

Currently Indian Air Force lacks as no good AWACS killer missile present in IAF inventory but the new cruise missile will going to fill this space.

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Alexander Maksichev further said that the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas will also be able to carry these new BrahMos missile.

This means new cruise missile will go for a weight reduction, which also means IAF SU 30 MKI will be carry more than one AWACS killer missiles.

As of now Tejas is not capable to carry any Air Launched BrahMos missile due to its heavy weight.

As BrahMos is going to become a AWACS killer, a new advance seeker will required for improved guidance and also a new control surface needs to design in order make this missile more agile.

Brahmos is the favourite cruise missile of Indian Armed Forces. It is the fastest cruise missile in the world.

India and Russia also working on hypersonic variant of this cruise missile which can cruise at a minimum speed of 5 Mach.

In present time AWACS has become one of the most strategically important system for any modern Air Force.

AWACS IS designed to detect aircraft, ships and vehicles at long ranges and perform command and control of the battlespace in an air engagement by directing fighter and attack aircraft strikes.

Aditya Raj
Writer & Co-founder of InfotOnline.

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