BrahMos, India’s supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired on July 16 from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Balasore, Odisha.
The test-firing conducted from a Mobile Autonomous Launcher was part of service life extension programme for Indian Army under extreme weather condition.
The precision strike missile followed the designated trajectory and the key components functioned perfectly. 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 at ITR Balasore.
BrahMos is a joint venture between DRDO of India and NPOM 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.
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India is aiming to achieve 75 per cent localisation for the worlds fastest supersonic cruise missile ‘BrahMos in the next six months and has successfully designed and built a prototype of the Quad Launcher for the homegrown missiles. The Quad launcher is designed for supersonic cruise missiles in an inclined configuration on-board the Indian navy ships
The Indian Air Force (IAF) concluded the second phase of its mega war-drill, Gagan Shakti-2018 with successful target strikes by the Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fighter jet fitted with BrahMos missile in the Malacca Strait on Monday. Malacca strait is the entry point Chinese military is likely to enter the Indian Ocean region
Indias Brahmos missile, launched from a Su-30MKI fighter jet will be tested against a land target in the coming 2-3 months. The missile was earlier tested against a sea target in November 2017
Range and speed of Indias indigenously made BrahMos supersonic cruise missile is planned to be increased to 500 kilometers (311 miles), and over 4.5 mach respectively
BrahMos NG hypersonic cruise missile, the latest development of BrahMos Aerospace, can be launched from submarines and fighter jets such as Su-30MKI, Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) and MiG-29s. The BrahMos NG missile can be submarine launched from Torpedo tubes
A Chinese firm yesterday tested a ramjet powered- missile, HD-1 which it claims is a rival to the Indo-Russian BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. Suggesting that the missile would target the potential market of BrahMos, a Chinese export was quoted by the Global Times publication as saying, “the BrahMos missile is a more expensive, less useful supersonic cruise missile developed by India and Russia
The Indian Army has issued the request for information (RFI) last week to launch the procurement process for remotely piloted aircraft system capable of detecting and combat foreign military formations and activities at forward bases, especially along the border with China. According to the RFI, the Army is looking such a system that can operate at a height of over 18,000 feet or 5,500 meters, and would require only about 30 minutes and two soldiers for complete assembly in posts located at higher altitudes
The Indian Air Force is eyeing to acquire old Jaguars from France, UK, and Oman to get old air frames and spare parts for its own Jaguar fleet. “IAF currently has 118 Jaguars (26 of them twin-seaters) but their operational availability has drastically gone down because of obsolescence, shortage of spares and closing down of assembly lines by Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL)
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