Low-flying supersonic cruise missile BrahMos could join the Indian Air Force by 2013, according to A. Sivathanu Pillai, CEO and Managing Director of BrahMos Aerospace Limited, an Indo—Russian joint venture

Low-flying supersonic cruise missile BrahMos could join the Indian Air Force by 2013, according to A. Sivathanu Pillai, CEO and Managing Director of BrahMos Aerospace Limited, an Indo—Russian joint venture.

The missile, which can carry between 200 and 300 kg of explosives, would complete its flight test in 2012, Mr. Pillai told reporters on Wednesday on the sidelines of Bengaluru Space Expo 2010.

It would be developed at a cost of $350 million and fitted into the Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft

The missile, which was inducted into the Army and the Navy, is capable of land-to-ship, ship-to-land and ship-to-ship attacks.