India on 18 November 2013 successfully test-fired the advanced version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Pokhran test firing range in Rajasthan.
The block III variant of BrahMos with deep penetration capability was test launched from a Mobile Autonomous Launcher (MAL). The missile after launch followed the predetermined trajectory and successfully pierced the designated concrete structure.
The 290-km range BrahMos flies at a speed of 2.8 Mach and carries a conventional warhead of up to 300 kg. The missile can be launched from multiple platforms including land, sea, sub-sea and air.
Both the Army and Navy have already inducted the missile in service, while the air-version of the weapon is scheduled to be flight tested by the IAF soon.
Who: Indian Army
When: 18 November 2013