BrahMos Missile Successfully Test-Fired (Download PDF)

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Successfully test-fired the 290-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, capable of carrying a conventional warhead of 300 kg, from a warship off the Goa coast. Missile performing high-level manoeuvres successfully hit the target ship.

BrahMos missile successfully test-fired

BrahMos Missile Successfully Test-fired

BrahMos missile successfully test-fired

Highlights:

  • BrahMos is the first beneficiary of India’s MTCR membership.
  • It is a big leg up for us and it was a fantastic test flight.
  • With this new version, all three forces

    • Army
    • Navy
    • IAF
  • Indian armed forces will be empowered to knock down enemy targets far beyond 400kms.
  • Increasing the missile’s range became possible after India’s induction into the MTCR.

About BrahMos Missile:

  • It is the world’s fastest anti-ship cruise missile in operation.
  • Missile travels at speeds of Mach 2.8 to 3.0.
  • Missile is a joint venture between

    • DRDO of India
    • NPOM of Russia
  • BrahMos is a portmanteau formed from the names of two rivers

    • Brahmaputra of India
    • Moskva of Russia.

Production and deployment:

Image shows Production and deployment

Image Shows Production and Deployment

Image shows Production and deployment

- Published/Last Modified on: March 20, 2017

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