India Successfully Test Fires Land-Attack Version Of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile

India Successfully Test Fires Land-Attack Version Of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise MissileLand based version of the BrahMos missile (RAVEENDRAN/AFP/GettyImages)

India on Monday (30 September) successfully test-fired a land attack version of the BrahMos supersonic missile from the Chandipur coast in Balasore district of Odisha, reports The New Indian Express.

According to the report, a source in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said that the test of the missile met all flight parameters.

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

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

On 11 March 11 2017, the first extended version of the missile, which had a strike range of 450 km, was successfully tested.

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.

(With inputs from IANS)