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HAL hands over BrahMos missile integrated Su-30 to IAF

Anil Urs Bengaluru | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on February 19, 2015

HAL has handed over the first BrahMos missile integrated Su-30 to Indian Air Force (IAF).

In an exclusive event at Aero India 2015, K Tamilmani, DG (Aero), DRDO, handed over the BrahMos missile to Air Marshal Sukhchain Singh.

This unique programme was taken up as an indigenous challenge by HAL’s Nashik division in 2010.

The team overcame several difficulties due to limited design data of Su-30 Mk I and had received approval in January 2011 and the order for integration was obtained from BAPL on techno-commercial merits against OEM in January 2014.

“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," said T Suvarna Raju, Chairman, HAL.

"We are hopeful of rolling out the second aircraft in a record time aswell,” he added.

S K Misra, CEO and MD, Aerospace Pvt Ltd, was present on the occasion. The flight clearance certificate was handed over by Dr Tamilmani to Air Marshal S B P Sinha, Deputy Chief of Air Staff.

The aircraft acceptance certificate was handed over by A.M.Raja Kannu, DG (AQA) to Air Marshal Sukhchain Singh.

Published on February 19, 2015
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