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DRDO tests Inertial Guided Bomb (IGB) from Sukhoi combat jet

On May 24, the Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested a 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb (IGB) from Su-30 MKI Aircraft from the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. The guided bomb achieved the desired range and hit the target with high precision. The weapon system is capable of carrying different warheads. ..

India’s 1st indigenously made missile ‘Nirbhay’ successfully test fired

DRDO (Defence Research Development Organisation) has successfully test fired the India’s first indigenously designed and developed long-range sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’ from a test range in Odisha’s Chandipur. ‘Nirbhay’ is designed to carry conventional and 300-kilogram  nuclear warheads. The missile weighs 1,500 kg, width of 0.52 meters and has a wingspan of 2.7 metre. It ..

BrahMos of India is a “supersonic cruise missile”

On 16 July, India’s supersonic cruise missile BrahMos was test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, Odisha under extreme conditions. Brahmos is India’s only supersonic cruise missile and it can cruise at speeds of up to Mach 3.0, or three times the speed of sound.

India successfully test fires user trial version of Brahmos supersonic cruise missile

India successfully test fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile as part of a user trial by the Army from a Chandipur off Odisha coast. The Brahmos missile development is an Indo-Russian collaborative project. Range: 290 km Can carry conventional warhead of 300 kg Surface-to-surface Army version Two-stage missile Can fly at zero level The name BrahMos ..

Sukhoi fighters to be integrated with BrahMos missiles

India is heading towards joining the power club of few countries having air-launched cruise missiles with a proposal to equip the Indian Air Force’s vanguard fighter aircraft Su-30 MKI with BrahMos. The Cabinet Committee on Security is likely to mull over the proposal of the Defence Ministry to procure the air-launched version of the 290-km-range ..

Navy to commission hi-tech warship INS Teg in Russia

Armed with the surface-to-surface BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, a medium range gun and anti-submarine rockets, guided missile frigate INS Teg will be commissioned into the Indian Navy today at the Yantar shipyard in Russia. INS Teg: It is a modern warship with advanced technologies to make it stable, fast and stealthy. The Teg class of ..

Brahmos Cruise Missile: Second Unit Inducted into Indian Army

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 ..

BATL set to make BrahMos engines

BATL (BrahMos Aerospace Thiruvananthapuram Limited) has commenced its 2nd phase of development to put in place a full-fledged missile integration complex. BATL, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BrahMos Aerospace that caters to product requirements in the India’s defence, aerospace and nuclear sectors, is set to land orders for production of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile’s liquid ..