An advanced version of BrahMos land-attack supersonic cruise missile system was successfully test-fired by Indian Air Force on Friday. It is a short-range ramjet missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land, and was developed by India and Russia jointly.

The flight conducted on Friday from one of the firing ranges in the western sector met its mission parameters. The weapon successfully hit and annihilated the designated target, officials said.

The missile has a range of 290 km, has a maximum velocity of 2.8 Mach and cruises at altitudes varying from 10 metres to 15 km.

The land-attack version of BrahMos is fitted on a mobile autonomous launcher. The mobile land-based configuration of has achieved several advancements over the years in the form of Block I, Block II and Block III variants.

This formidable missile system has empowered all three wings of the armed forces with impeccable anti-ship and land attack capability.

“BrahMos has proved its mettle once again as the best supersonic cruise missile system in the world,” Sudhir Mishra, CEO, and MD of BrahMos Aerospace, said, while congratulating the IAF for the successful mission.

DRDO chief S Christopher congratulated the IAF, BrahMos team and DRDO scientists involved in the mission.



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