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India successfully test fires BrahMos missile

India successfully test fires BrahMos missile

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Jul 2018, 01:16 pm

New Delhi, July 16 (IBNS): BrahMos, the supersonic cruise missile, was successfully test-fired on Monday from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Balasore, Odisha, Indian government official said.

The test-firing conducted from a Mobile Autonomous Launcher was part of service life extension programme for Indian Army under extreme weather condition, read a statement issued by the Indian government.

The precision strike missile followed the designated trajectory and the key components functioned perfectly. BrahMos has proved again all-weather capability flying in sea-state 7 with waves as high as 9 meters.

DRDO's range capability to operate in the most severe weather condition has also been validated at ITR Balasore.

Senior Army officials and scientists from DRDO and BrahMos witnessed the trial.

BrahMos is a joint venture between DRDO of India and NPOM of Russia. 

BrahMos missile has established itself as a major force multiplier in modern-day complex battlefields with its impeccable land-attack, anti-ship capabilities with multi-role and multi-platform abilities.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has congratulated team DRDO, BrahMos and Indian Army for the successful test firing.

Image: DRDO India Twitter page

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