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02:42 PM, May 3, 2017
Indian Army Test Fires Brahmos Block-3 Missile From Mobile Autonomous Launcher
Brahmos Block-3 Missile

Indian Army has test-fired Brahmos Block- III missile from a mobile autonomous launcher (MAL) in Andaman & Nicobar Islands Tuesday.

The launch of the Brahmos Block-III missile demonstrated the weapon’s lethality of hitting the centre of a designated target with “bull’s eye” precision, a senior Army officer was quoted as saying by India Tv today.

The Brahmo Block-III, the supersonic cruise missile hit the land-based target with desired precision in a “top attack configuration”, meeting all flight parameters in a copybook manner.

The launch involved high level and complex manoeuvering by the missile. The test-fire conducted on Tuesday was the fourth successive launch of the Block -III version of BRAHMOS LACM.

The first test-fire of the advanced supersonic cruise missile Brahmos was conducted on April 22 by Indian Navy.

The Brahmos missile is developed by a joint-venture between Russia’s Mashinostroyenia and India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

The cruise missile is based on the Russian P-800 Oniks cruise missile and other similar sea-skimming Russian cruise missile technology.

After India became a member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) in 2016, India and Russia jointly planned to develop a new generation of Brahmos missiles with 600 km-plus range and an ability to hit protected targets with pinpoint accuracy. 

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