India successfully test fires new version of BrahMos missile

On Thursday, India successfully test fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with increased indigenous content off the coast of Odisha in Balasore. The new version of the BrahMos was fired at 10.30 am from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha today. 

The launch was conducted by the Brahmos Aerospace in close coordination with Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) teams. In this textbook flight, the missile followed the predicted trajectory, meeting all mission objectives. 

The flight test is a major milestone in the way forward for the BrahMos program. The highly maneuverable missile cruised at supersonic speed to its maximum range and all mission objectives were met. The missile was equipped with advanced indigenous technologies and followed a modified optimal trajectory for enhanced efficiency and improved performance. 

The BrahMos missile is a joint venture between India’s DRDO and Russia’s NPOM and both teams participated in the event. The objective has been to continuously upgrade the powerful, highly versatile BrahMos to increase its effectiveness and lethality against sea and land targets. 

BrahMos is the potent missile weapon system already inducted into the Armed Forces. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh complimented the Brahmos, DRDO teams and industry for the successful flight test. Director General Brahmos Atul D Rane also congratulated the joint teams of NPOM Russia and DRDO teams involved in the test. 

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