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Indian Army successfully test-fires BRAHMOS missile

PTI , (April 07, 2014)

JAISALMER, RAJASTHAN: The Indian Army on Monday successfully test fired an advanced version of 290 km range supersonic cruise missile BRAHMOS as part of a user trial at Pokhran test range in Rajasthan.

The missile was launched by a Mobile Autonomous Launcher deployed in full configuration with mobile command post at the ranges.

"The launch was successful and the missile hit the designated target," Defence Spokesperson Col S D Goswami told PTI.

Senior Army officials witnessed the launch and congratulated the operational team for its successful launch.

Both the Army and Navy have already inducted the missile, developed by India in partnership with Russia.

  • "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