BrahMos supersonic cruise missile successfully test-fired off Odisha coast
Bhubaneswar: An extended range version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired off Odisha coast today.
The missile was tested from Chandipur Integrated Test Range (ITR) at 10.30 am on Wednesday in Balasore district.
The missile is capable of hitting targets at more than 400-km range. Source said that the airframe and booster of the missile have been developed indigenously.
The test was conducted with an indigenous booster and airframe under PJ-10 project of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated DRDO on successful testing of the supersonic missile.
The missile with an indigenous booster will further strengthen India’s defence capability, Naveen tweeted today.
BrahMos Aerospace is a joint venture between India’s DRDO and Russia’ NPOM. It develops the missiles that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircrafts, as well as from land platforms.
BrahMos is regarded as the fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world. It is operational with Indian Army, Navy and Air Force.