- Oct 8, 2019
You don't develope something just because people are in race. For us developing an air launched ballistic missile (yup, that's the correct term, not a hypersonic missile coz sometimes even AAMs can get hypersonic) is such a mundane task that we're simply ignoring it. We already have every single thing with us. We have short range ballistic missile, we have aircraft and we have the expertise of launching a ground launched missile from a plane.Plane Vlane chodo..Yeh Dekho.
Aur Apan ke DRDO uncle and aunties neeche ke baal se khel rahr hai..
It'll take hardly a month of booster section modification, captive carry and drop test and we'd be able to field at least 4 Prahaars on our Su-30MkIs. Heck it can even carry a Pralay on its centreline pylon.
But the thing is that this idea of launching ballistic missile from plane is slowly losing interest. Except for Russia and China no one seems quite serious about it. Even US completely ditched the ARRW program after all the failures instead of continuing it. After Ukraine - Russia conflict this idea will further lose traction