India successfully test-fires BrahMos supersonic cruise missile
India today successfully test-fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with several indigenous features. The test firing of the missile was carried out by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, DRDO from Balasore in Odisha.
BrahMos surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile features indigenous Booster and Airframe Section along with many other ‘Made in India’ sub-systems. Defence Ministry said, the BrahMos Land-Attack Cruise Missile was cruising at a top speed of Mach 2.8. It is one more major step in enhancing the indigenous content.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated all the personnel of DRDO and team BrahMos for the spectacular mission.
Mr Singh said, today’s successful launch has paved the way for the serial production of the indigenous booster and other indigenous components of the powerful BrahMos Weapon System realizing Atmanirbhar Bharat pledge.
Describing the trial conducted at 10.30 am as “successful”, Defence Research and Development officials said, all parameters were met during the flight test of the missile which has a strike range of more than 400 km.
The BrahMos Land-Attack Cruise Missile was cruising at a top speed of Mach 2.8.
The successful trial of the state-of-the-art cruise missile is one more major step in enhancing the indigenous content.
BrahMos missile can be launched from land, sea platforms as well as fighter jets, defence sources said.
Jointly developed by the DRDO and NPOM, a leading aerospace enterprise of Russia, the BrahMos missile is a medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile capable of being launched from submarines, warships, fighter jets or land.
The sophisticated missile, already operational with the army, the navy and the air force, is regarded as the fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world, the sources said.