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Indian army successfully test fires Block-III version of BrahMos cruise missile

The missile derives its name from the names of two rivers, namely the Brahmaputra of India and the Moskva of Russia.

May 3, 2017 10:05 IST
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brahmos missile test fired drdoIndian Army on 2 May 2017 successfully test fired Block-III version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

The land-to-land configuration of BarahMos Block III version was launched from a Mobile Autonomous Launcher (MAL). This was fourth successive successful launch of the missile.

It was tested for its full-range in order to demonstrate the weapon’s unmatched lethality of hitting the centre of a designated target with ‘bull’s eye’ precision.

India is also set to conduct the maiden test of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile’s air version soon.

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Highlights of the BrahMos cruise missile
• BrahMos is a multi-stage missile having a solid propellant in the first stage and the ramjet liquid propellant in the second stage.
• It can be launched from land, sea, sub-seas and air.
• It operates on ‘Fire and Forget Principle’ by adopting varieties of flights on its way to the target.
• It approaches the enemy target with a top speed of Mach 2.8.
• The missile has been developed by the BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited and was a joint venture between the Russian Federation's NPO Mashinostroeyenia and India's DRDO.
• The missile derives its name from the names of two rivers, namely the Brahmaputra of India and the Moskva of Russia.

 

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