Watch: BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile With Enhanced Capability Successfully Test-Fired
Watch: BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile With Enhanced Capability Successfully Test-FiredBrahMos

BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, with increased indigenous content and improved performance, was successfully test-fired from Integrated Test Range Chandipur off the coast of Odisha on Thursday (20 January), an official release said.

The launch was conducted by Brahmos Aerospace in close coordination with the teams of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

"In this text-book flight, the missile followed the predicted trajectory meeting all mission objectives," the Defence Ministry said in a release.

The flight test is a major milestone in the way forward for BrahMos programme, the ministry said.

"The highly manouverable missile cruised at supersonic speed for its maximum range and all mission objectives were met. The missile was equipped with the advanced indigenous technologies and followed a modified optimal trajectory for enhanced efficiency and improved performance," it added.

According to the ministry, the missile with the modified control system has been fine tuned to achieve an enhanced capability.

This flight test was monitored by all the sensors of the range instrumentation including telemetry, radar and electro-optical tracking systems deployed across the eastern coast and the down range ships, the ministry said.

BrahMos Aerospace, the joint venture between DRDO and Russia's NPOM, has been continuously upgrading the powerful, highly versatile BrahMos to increase its effectiveness and lethality against sea and land targets, it added.

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