India test-fires Brahmos missile

India test-fires Brahmos missile

 India on Saturday successfully test fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, which is capable of carrying a warhead of 300 kg, from a test range along the Odisha coast.

The cruise missile was test- fired from a mobile launcher from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near here at about 11.33 am, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) officials said.

“It was an excellent launch and a great success,” a senior DRDO scientist associated with this project said.

The missile is capable of carrying a warhead of 300 kg. The two-stage missile, one being solid and the second one ramjet liquid propellant, has already been inducted into the army and the navy, while the air force version is in final stage of trial, they said.

The army is already equipped with three regiments of Block III version of Brahmos missiles.

While induction of the first version of Brahmos missile system in the Indian Navy began in 2005 with INS Rajput, it is now fully operational with two regiments of the army, they said. The army has so far placed orders for the BrahMos missile to be deployed by three regiments of the army and two of them have already been inducted operationally by them.

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