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India successfully test-fires surface to surface BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in Andaman and Nicobar

  • Published
    24th Mar, 2022
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India has successfully test-fired surface to surface supersonic cruise missile BrahMos in Andaman and Nicobar.

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About BrahMos Missile:

  • BrahMos - the name represents the fury of Brahmaputra and the grace of Moskva Rivers.
  • The BrahMos is a medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarine, ships, aircraft, or land.
  • It is the fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world.
  • It is based on the Russian P-800 Oniks cruise missile and other similar sea-skimming Russian cruise missile technology.
  • It is a joint venture between the Russian Federation's NPO Mashinostroyeniya and India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) who together have formed BrahMos Aerospace.
  • Stealth technology and guidance system with advanced embedded software provides the missile with special features.
  • The missile has a flight range of up to 290-km with supersonic speed all through the flight, leading to shorter flight time, consequently ensuring lower dispersion of targets, quicker engagement time and non-interception by any known weapon system in the world.
  • It operates on ‘Fire and Forget Principle’, adopting varieties of flights on its way to the target.

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