Surface to Surface BrahMos Missile
On 23rd March 2022, the surface-to-surface BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
- The test-firing of this missile was witnessed by VR Chaudhari, India’s Air Chief Marshal along with other defence officials.
- The missile that was test-fired hit its target with exact precision.
- Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari was in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to review the forces’ operational preparedness.
In March’s first week a long-range version of the BrahMos cruise missile was successfully test-fired by the Indian Navy. This advanced version of the BrahMos also hit its target with pinpoint accuracy.
In January a new version of BrahMos was successfully test-fired off the Odisha coast in Balasore. This test-fired missile was equipped with various new technological developments.
In November 2017, BrahMos’s air-launched variant was successfully test-fired from a Sukhoi-30MKI.
It is a mid-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that has been developed by India’s DRDO and the Russian Federation’s NPO Mashinostroyeniya. This missile has been named after two major rivers of Russia and India. i.e, the Brahmaputra and the Moskva. This missile can be launched from Surface Warship, Submarine, Aircraft and also from Land. It is one of the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile.
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