Brahmos Cruise Missile: Second Unit Inducted into Indian Army

Published: March 5, 2012

Second BrahMos cruise missile unit inducted into Indian Army close to Pakistan border

The second BrahMos supersonic cruise missile regiment was inducted into the Indian Army in the western sector bordering Pakistan. A successful test of the 290 Km range missile was also conducted in order to validate the unit’s operationalization.

BrahMos

  • Developed as a joint venture b/we the DRDO-India and the NPOM-Russia (Federal State Unitary Enterprise NPO Mashinostroyenia, Russia) under BrahMos Aerospace
  • Missile named after two rivers, the Brahmaputra (India) and the Moskva(Russia).
  • Capability of attacking surface targets by flying as low as 10 metres above the ground.
  • It can reach a speed of Mach 2.8 (~3 times the speed of sound).

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