Tuesday, September 7, 2010

BrahMos Cruise Missile Successfully Test-Fired

Adding a new feather to India's missile prowess, 290-km range BrahMos cruise missile was today successfully test-fired as part of trials by the Army from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur off Orissa coast. “User's trial of the BrahMos conducted by the Indian Army was successful,” ITR Director SP Dash said after the missile blasted off from a mobile launcher at around 11:35 am from the launch complex-3 of the test range near here. The trial was conducted for achieving the maximum range of 290 km of the supersonic missile, he said. The missile can fly at 2.8 times the speed of sound carrying conventional warheads up to 300 kg for a range of 290 km. — PTI


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