New Delhi: India on Tuesday test-fired a land-attack version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The supersonic cruise missile was test-fired at 10 am on Tuesday and it successfully hit its target, which was on another island, report.
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 400 km.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) had test-fired at least 10 missiles in just 35 days. One of those was BrahMos itself, which was test-fired from INS Chennai on October 18.
BrahMos Aerospace is a joint venture between the DRDO and Russia’s NPO Mashinostroyeniya and was established on February 12,1998. Its name is a combination of India’s Brahmaputra and Russia’s Moskva rivers.
The BrahMos is a medium-range supersonic cruise missile which can be launched from submarine, ships, aircraft or land. It is the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile, as well as the fastest anti-ship cruise missile in operation.