BrahMos air version will be made in India

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  1. Kunal Biswas

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    State to assemble BrahMos air version

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    From : :: Bharat-Rakshak.com - Indian Military News Headlines ::
     
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    I hope this does not increase the sukhoi's RCS. I think firing a bunch of brahmos
    or another cruise missile (nirbhay)from a bomber would be a better option? Why
    Risk a sukhoi to fire one missile with a limited range if you can fire a bunch with
    larger range(1000km=nirbhay) from a bomber but India seems to be avoiding going
    the bomber route?
     
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    A Squadron of SU-34 would not be a boon for the Strategic Air Command IAF wanted?

    This plane has long distance potential with the facilities it offers to its crews, the Brahmos,Nirbhay would be good ordnance for that place.
     
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    Brahmos air launched is almost a different missile from the other versions being much lighter with
    a smaller warhead. Russians are already firing cruise missiles from bombers.

    Russian strategic bombers test-fire cruise missiles
    Russian strategic bombers test-fire cruise missiles
     
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    One can include this with IL-38SD and TU-142ME ..

    Its very rare possibility that it can be used on P8I in future..
     
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    C-17 would be able to carry hundreds of cruise missiles.
     
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    LF more then the weapon, its the threat of its use is what scared any captain of ship, since it does not have any known defence, no captain would like to take chance on his ship. Now if this be the case and ships will be about 500 km away from the range of Brahmos on safe distance, now just imagine if you add air launch Brahmos with SU 30 MKI its range will increase to 3000 + 500 km for Brahmos. Now imagine what headack will it give to any Captain of the ship.
     
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    This will make all the Chinese frigates in Pak navy worthless.
     
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    The Air Launched Brahmos is a Land Attack CM or Anti-Ship ? :confused:

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    LF Sir, C-17 is a pure transport aircraft its not design for Maritime surveillance and counter purposes unless US makes one and offer to India...

    But for that reason we are getting P8I..

    Sir, They were always worthless..

    It have 1× 8-cell FM-90N SAM launcher which is consider a short range SAM with just 15kms, Its a meat ball for Harriers with ASM range of 110kms..
     
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    Present one in manufacture line comes in both variants..
     
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    What's on your mind?

    Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack
    Boeing/Rockwell B-1 Lancer
    Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
     
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    In the long run, yes. Given PRC and Pakistan, as of today, missiles suffice, with little need for long range bombers.

    In the future, we might need long range strike capability, and relying purely on ICBMs won't be a good idea, IMHO. I think India needs to start investing in one already, so that we have a workable platform 15 years hence. Let's try to get help from the Russians (design of Tu-160), and from the US (stealth technology of B-2 Spirit), if they are willing to share, i.e..
     
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    This is just to point out large capacity transport capability of C-17

    Maximum payload of the C-17 is 170,900 lb (77,500 kg), and its Maximum Takeoff Weight is 585,000 lb (265,350 kg). With a payload of 160,000 lb (72,600 kg) and an initial cruise altitude of 28,000 ft (8,500 m), the C-17 has an unrefueled range of about 2,400 nautical miles (4,400 km)

    M1 Abrams main battle tank, other armored vehicles, trucks, and trailers are routinely transported along with troops.

    I am guessing but we could probably transport many SMERCHES to remote locations with the C-17's
     
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