IAF Carries Out Twin Firings Of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missiles In Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Land based version of the BrahMos missile (RAVEENDRAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Two Brahmos Surface to Surface missiles were fired by Indian Air Force at Trak Island in the Andaman Nicobar group of islands, a Defence Ministry spokesperson said on Tuesday (22 October).

The twin firings on 21 and 22 October were carried out as a part of the routine operational training, the spokesperson said.

The missile engaged the designated mock targets close to 300km away. A direct hit on the target was achieved in both the cases.

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Firing of the missile has enhanced the IAFs capability to engage the ground targets with pin point accuracy from a mobile platform, she said.

The BrahMos is a medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarine, ships, aircraft, or land. It is the fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world.

The missile, with a strike range of 290km, can be fired from land as well as sea-based platforms.

The BrahMos missile has been developed by the DRDO in association with NPOM, a Russia-based rocket design bureau.

(With inputs from IANS)

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