The Indian Air Force has test-fired an advanced land version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile Friday.
The cruise missile test conducted today met its mission parameters and the weapon hit and annihilated the designated target. BrahMos land-attack system was launched from a mobile autonomous launcher from Pokharan range at about 12 pm, officials said.
The missile has a range of 290 km, has a maximum velocity of 2.8 Mach and cruises at altitudes varying from 10 metres to 15 km, claims BrahMos.
The land-attack version of BrahMos is fitted on an mobile autonomous launcher. The mobile land-based configuration of has achieved several advancements over the years in the form of Block I, Block II and Block III variants.
It is also capable of being launched from submarine from a depth of 40-50 metres. In 2013, it was successfully launched from a submerged platform. Meanwhile, BrahMos air-launched version is getting ready to be soon be test-flown from the Su-30MKI fighter of the IAF.