|An Indian Air Force Su-30MKI takes off for the first time with a Brahmos cruise missile on a centerline station. (Photo: HAL)|
The Indo-Russian Brahmos missile has taken to the air on an Indian Air Force Su- for the first time. The long-delayed 45-minute captive-carry test flight on June 25 marked a significant milestone for Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (), which has faced issues related to the limited design data shared by the Russians. Brahmos Aerospace Pvt. Ltd. () is a joint venture between the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation and the Russian missile house.