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BrahMos Successfully Flight Tested in Turbulent Sea

BrahMos has proved again all-weather capability flying in sea-state 7 with waves as high as 9 meters. DRDO’s range capability to operate in the most severe weather condition has also been validated as BrahMos, the supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired at 1017 hrs on Monday July 16, 2018 from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Balasore, Odisha. Sea state is the degree of turbulence at sea, generally measured on a scale of 0 to 9 according to average wave height. The test-firing conducted from a Mobile Autonomous Launcher that achieved all parameters was part of service life extension programme for Indian Army under extreme weather condition.

Defence Ministry stated, “The missile followed the designated trajectory and the key components functioned perfectly. BrahMos has again proved its all-weather capability, flying in sea state 7, with waves as high as nine metres”. “BrahMos missile has established itself as a major force multiplier in modern day complex battlefields with its impeccable land attack, anti-ship capabilities with multirole and multiplatform abilities”.

  • BrahMos Aerospace is a joint venture between India’s DRDO and the NPO Mashinostroyenia, a rocket design bureau of Russia.
  • BrahMos missile has established itself as a major force multiplier in modern-day complex battlefields with its impeccable land-attack, anti-ship capabilities with multi-role and multi-platform abilities.
  • BrahMos missile has a strike range of around 290 km and is described as the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile.
  • BrahMos has been demonstrated in various configurations in land attack, anti-ship and from the air.
  • BrahMos missiles have already been inducted in Army and Navy, while air-launched variant is undergoing trials.
  • BrahMos flight-testing of July 16 follows the May 21 and 22 trials, in which the major sub-systems manufactured indigenously under the ‘Make in India’ campaign were tested.

Raksha Mantri Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman has congratulated team DRDO, BrahMos and Indian Army for the successful test firing.

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