BrahMos successfully flight-tested off Odisha coast

New Delhi: Air version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired from the supersonic fighter aircraft Sukhoi 30 MK-I from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the Odisha coast today.

Official sources said the test-fire of BrahMos conducted at 10:30 AM from the ITR, Chandipur. The missile followed the pre-planned trajectory meeting all mission objectives, they added.

Major airframe assemblies which form the integral part of the Ramjet Engine are indigenously developed. These include metallic and non-metallic air frame sections comprising Ramjet fuel tank and pneumatic fuel supply system. During the test, the structural integrity and functional performance have been proven, the official sources stated.

The air version of BrahMos was last flight-tested in July 2021.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh praised the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), BrahMos, Indian Air Force and the allied industry on the successful test firing.

BrahMos is a joint venture between India (DRDO) and Russia (NPOM) for the development, production and marketing of the supersonic cruise missile. The missile has been already inducted into the Armed Forces.

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