BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile test fired successfully (March 28, 2012)                                                                           Print This News

BALASORE, ODISHA: The BRAHMOS Block III version with advanced guidance algorithm was flight tested at ITR Balasore, on Wednesday.

During the launch at around 1130 hrs, the missile flew through the designated 290 kms distance at Mach 2.8 and achieved high precision with steep dive once again, a defence official said.

"The network of telemetry stations and down range ships confirmed that the missile followed the pre designated flight path," he said.

When contacted, Dr. A S Pillai, CEO and MD, BrahMos Aerospace, confirmed that it was a text book launch achieving 100% results.

The cruise missile, a surface-to-surface Army version, was test fired as part of user trial by the Army.

Defence Minister A K Antony has congratulated the Indian Army and the BrahMos team for the successful launch of BRAHMOS.

The BRAHMOS missile has a flight range of up to 290 km and capable of carrying a conventional warhead of 200 to 300 kg.

The Army and Navy have already inducted the missile. BRAHMOS is now fully operational with two regiments of the Army.

The Indian Ministry of Defence has also given a go-ahead to the Army to induct a third regiment equipped with the missile system to be deployed in Arunachal Pradesh along the China border.

The missile was completely integrated at the BrahMos Integration Complex at Hyderabad.

The flight was witnessed by senior officers from the armed forces, Dr. A S Pillai along with Mr. S Som, Project Director, BrahMos Aerospace and R Adm. S Mohapatra, Executive Director.

  • "Time has come for BrahMos Aerospace to work on Mark-II version of BRAHMOS so that we will still be the market leader in hypersonic cruise missiles." - Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

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  • "Make in India' should not be limited to production & manufacturing only, it should also involve generation of engineering knowledge in the country." - Mr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra

  • "BrahMos is not only a successful Joint Venture but also a model for cooperation which has immense political value for our two countries" - Mr. Dmitry Rogozin

  • "BrahMos JV is a unique venture which has given substantial guidelines in defence design inputs, engineering inputs, production related culture and ultimately in pushing the technology base forward" - Dr. V G Sekaran

  • "BrahMos JV is most suitable model, which has withstood the test of time and is recommended to be followed for realization of all high end products with our country." - Dr. V K Saraswat

  • "BrahMos is the most successful missile company of the nation and it is this unique blend of young and experienced team members motivated with innovation and utmost dedication that has contibuted to the success of the missile system" - Dr. Avinash Chander