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BRAHMOS hits bullseye in latest test firing

(May 08, 2015)                                                                           Print This News

NEW DELHI: Today on the 8th of May 2015, an advanced version of BRAHMOS land-attack cruise missile was successfully test fired in the eastern sector, revalidating the formidable weapon's precision strike capability.

The land-to-land configuration of BRAHMOS Block-III version was test launched from a Mobile Autonomous Launcher (MAL) for its full-range of 290-kms at 1310 hrs.

The flight was witnessed by Additional Director General Artillery along with many senior officers from the Indian Army & Indian Air Force.

Meeting all flight parameters including high level manoeuvers, the supersonic cruise missile successfully hit the designated land-based target with desired accuracy, officials confirmed.

Today's launch was the 47th test-firing of BRAHMOS, with the missile achieving unmatched precise hit.

"Today BRAHMOS LACM has been tested in the Eastern Sector. The test has once again established our missile as an incredibly lethal weapon with pin-point accuracy to take on enemy targets anywhere. I congratulate the Indian Army on this successful launch," Sudhir Mishra, CEO & MD of BrahMos Aerospace said.

BRAHMOS has been jointly developed by India and Russia. The multi-mission missile, having a range of 290-km and flying at a speed of Mach 2.8, is capable of being launched from land, sea, sub-sea and air against sea and land targets.

The air version BRAHMOS is being readied for flight trial from the Indian Air Force's Su-30MKI strike fighter very soon.

  • "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

  • "The traditional partnership between India & Russia has been tested by the time and time and it is the most important stabilizing factor, not only for the asian region, but for the whole world" - Vladimir Putin

  • "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