New Delhi: India successfully tested ‘supersonic cruise missile BrahMos ‘ It was done at 10.45 am yesterday from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipura in Odisha.
According to the Defense Research and Development Organization of India, This Brahmos missile can strike three times faster than the speed of sound. Its speed is about 3457Km/hr. It has its target range of 400 km.
In the test the supersonic cruise BrahMos missile has successfully met all the criteria. It can be fired from land, ships and fighter jets. On 11 March 2017, the first extended version of the missile was tested.
The missile is derived from the names of two rivers in India, including the Brahmaputra and the Moskava. The “Brah” is derived from the Brahmaputra and “Mos” from Moskva river from Russia.
The missile is designed by India’s DRDO in collaboration with Russia’s NPO Mashinostronia (NPOM). Explain that BrahMos is among the selected supersonic cruise missiles in the Indian Air Force and Navy’s fleet.
Many of its important equipment, including the new version’s propulsion system, airframe, power supply, are indigenously developed. It is mainly used to target submarines, ships and boats.