India testfires land-attack version of BrahMos missile, hits target successfully

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India testfires land-attack version of BrahMos missile, hits target successfully
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India testfires land-attack version of BrahMos missile, hits target successfully

India on Tuesday test-fired a land assault version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. With this, the BrahMos Cruise Missile can now strike its target to an enhanced vary of over 400 kilometres.  

“India today test-fired a land attack version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands territory. The target of the missile was on another island there. More details awaited,” information company ANI reported quoting sources. 

“The supersonic missile was cruise missile was testfired at 10 AM today and it successfully hit its target. The test was conducted by the Indian Army which has many regiments of the DRDO-developed Missile system. The strike range of BrahMos missile has now been enhanced to over 400 km,” it additional reported quoting sources.

India to showcase the large firepower of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile by the month-end because the three defence forces would perform a number of firings of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) developed missile system within the Indian Ocean Region within the final week of this month.

The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile is the world’s quickest operational system in its class and not too long ago DRDO has prolonged the vary of the missile system from the present 298 km to round 450 km.

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In the final two months, DRDO has been profitable in testing each new and present missile methods together with the Shaurya missile system which may hit targets at over 800 km and know-how demonstration automobiles for hypersonic missile know-how.

Recently, the Indian Air Force had flown its Sukhoi-30 plane from the Halwara air base in Punjab and launched the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile at an previous warship appearing as its target within the Bay of Bengal space. The air-launched version of the missile has been used to equip a squadron of the Air Force in Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu.

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