India successfully tests supersonic cruise missile BrahMos


Nation Next Newsroom | Mar 22, 2018 12:16

India, on Thursday morning, successfully test-fired the supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan.
Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos

India, on Thursday morning, successfully test-fired the supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. BrahMos, the precision strike weapon, is often called the world’s fastest supersonic missile. The missile equipped with Indian-made seeker flew in its designated trajectory and hit the target with pin-point accuracy.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman took to Twitter to share the news with the country. She also congratulated the Armed Forces and the Defense Industry and DRDO (Defense Research and Development Organisation) for the successful flight test.

BrahMos, which is a nine-meter long missile, was first tested for a range of 290 Km after which its strike range has been improved to 450 km. It can travel at thrice the speed of sound along with carrying a conventional warhead weighing upto 300 Kg. Last November, BrahMos was successfully test-fired for the first time from the Indian Air Force’s Sukhoi-30 MKI combat jet.