According to ANI, India test-fired land attack version of BrahMos supersonic missile at 10am on Tuesday. Test was conducted on Andaman and Nicobar Islands and missile successfully hit its target present on another island.
Recently, ship launched version of BrahMos was test fired on Nov 18 from INS Chennai.
The BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile which can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or land. According to DRDO, “It is the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile, as well as the fastest anti-ship cruise missile in operation”.
BrahMos Aerospace is currently developing BrahMos-II, which is a hypersonic version of the missile.
BrahMos Aerospace is a joint venture between India and Russia and was established on February 12, 1998. Its name is a combination of India’s Brahmaputra and Russia’s Moskva rivers.
Author: Umair Aslam
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