India Successfully Test-Fires BrahMos Missile

India successfully test-fired a new version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile off the coast of Odisha in Balasore on Thursday, according to the defence sources.
India Successfully Test-Fires BrahMos Missile

The new supersonic cruise missile was equipped with new technological developments which were successfully proven, the sources said.

DRDO and Russia’s NPOM developed BrahMos, is a universal long-range supersonic cruise missile system. It can be launched from land, sea, and air.

The system has been designed with two variants for Anti-Ship and Land-Attack roles. BRAHMOS Weapon Systems has been inducted and is operational with the Indian Navy (IN) as well as the Indian Army (IA), according to the DRDO.

Earlier this month, a successful test of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was carried out from the Indian Navy destroyer INS Vishakhapatnam off the Western coast.

The sea-to-sea variant of the missile was testfired at the maximum range and it hit the target ship with pinpoint accuracy.

The DRDO in a tweet said, “Advanced sea to sea variant of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise missile was tested from INS Visakhapatnam today. The missile hit the designated target ship precisely.”

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