SunstarTV Bureau: India successfully test-fires land attack version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands territory today at 10AM.
According to sources, the missile hit the bull’s eye successfully present at another island.
“The test was conducted by the Indian Army which has many regiments of the DRDO- developed Missile system. The strike range of BrahMos missile has now been enhanced to over 400km,” added the source.
BrahMos is the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile having a medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarine, ships, aircraft, or land.
It is a joint venture between India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Russian Federation’s NPO Mashinostroyeniya, who together have formed BrahMos Aerospace. It is based on the Russian P-800 Oniks cruise missile and other similar sea-skimming Russian cruise missile technology. The name BrahMos is a portmanteau formed from the names of two rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and the Moskva of Russia.
Earlier in September, BrahMos surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile featuring indigenous Booster and Airframe Section along with many other ‘Made in India’ sub-systems was successfully flight tested for designated range from ITR, Balasore in Odisha. The BrahMos Land-Attack Cruise Missile (LACM) was cruising at a top speed of Mach 2.8.