DRDO tested BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from INS Visakhapatnam (Photo Courtesy: DRDO) Photograph:( Others )
India had recently tested the naval variant of the BrahMos cruise missile from its warship INS Visakhapatnam.
India on Thursday successfully test-fired a new version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Odisha coast.
Reports said new technologies were added to the missile including the control system.
India had recently tested the naval variant of the BrahMos cruise missile from its warship INS Visakhapatnam. The Indian government had said the country will now export the missile system to the Philippines.
BrahMos Missile was successfully test fired from ITR, Chandipur today. The mission validated many new indigenous systems successfully demonstrating enhanced capabilities. #MakeinIndia@DefenceMinIndia@BrahmosMissile@SpokespersonMoD#AtmaNirbharBharat pic.twitter.com/bHS7t24gSd— DRDO (@DRDO_India) January 20, 2022
The indigenously built missile is fitted with stealth technology and a guidance system with advanced embedded software which provides the missiles with special features as it sustains supersonic speed all through the flight.
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It is a medium-range supersonic missile capable of being launched from submarines, ships, fighter jets or land. The missile can also be launched from Sukhoi fighter jets.
The missile is developed as a joint venture between India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Federal State Unitary Enterprise NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM) of Russia.
(With inputs from Agencies)