BrahMos Missile Successfully Tested at Pokaran by Indian Air Force [ Current Affairs ]
BrahMos a land-attack version of the supersonic cruise missile has been successfully tested from the Pokhran field firing range in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan by the Indian Air Force (IAF).
- The missile has met its mission goals and smashed a designated target.
- Two squadrons of IAF already have been prepared with the land-attack version of the missile version and one squadron includes around 70 to 80 missiles.
- IAF is going to install this missile in the border areas to take out the communication towers, runways, and radar in case of a conflict of enemies.
About Brahmos missile:
- BrahMos Aerospace, a joint venture of India and Russia has designed and developed supersonic cruise missile BrahMos.
- The name was derived from the names of two rivers, Brahmaputra River of India and Moskva River of Russia.
- It operated upon fire and forget principal and it has capability of being launched from land, sea, sub-sea and air against sea and land targets.
- It has ability to carry a warhead of 300 kilogram and has top supersonic speed of Mach 3 (that is, three times the speed of sound).
- It can attack a target at maximum range of 290-km.
- It is two-stage missile, the first one presence solid and the second one ramjet liquid propellant.
- BrahMos missile previously has been inducted into the Indian Army and Navy.
- Published on: May 30, 2016