India, on Monday, successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a test range along the coast of Odisha. The test-fire was conducted to validate the ‘life extension’ technologies pertaining to the missile, result of an Indo-Russian joint venture. The news of the trial was shared by Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) officials.
The missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher stationed at Launch pad 3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near here at 10.40 am, as per the ITR officials.
Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman took to Twitter to congratulate Team BrahMos and DRDO for the successful flight test. She also shared that the successful test will result in huge savings of replacement of cost of missiles held in inventory of Indian Armed Forces.