IAF test fires 300 km range BrahMos surface-to-surface missiles
Indian Air Force (IAF) has carried out successful firing of two BrahMos surface-to-surface missiles from a mobile platform at Trak Island in Andaman Nicobar group of islands. The drill was conducted to check IAF’s capability to hit targets with ‘pin-point’ accuracy at designated mock targets close to 300 km and a direct hit on the target was achieved in both the cases.
About BrahMos Missile
It is a 2.5-tonne ramjet supersonic surface-to-surface missile with a medium-range of nearly 300 km. The missile is produced by BrahMos Aerospace, an India-Russian joint venture (JV). The missile can be launched from ships, submarines, aircraft, or from land platforms. It is world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile.
The recent test firing of missile has enhanced IAF’s capability to engage direct hit on grounds targets with pin point accuracy from a mobile platform.
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