India has test-fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with an extended range of 450 kilometres, from Chandipur, located in the eastern Indian state of Odisha.
The test is part of ongoing user trials for the missile's extended range of around 450km, with the version of the missile used in the launch having an upgraded guidance system as well, reports Sputnik.
"The anti-ship version of the missile was launched around noon from the launch complex-3 of the ITR," sources from the state-owned Defence Research and Development (DRDO) were quoted as saying by the Indian media on Tuesday.
The first test of the extended range variant of the BrahMos was conducted in March 2017 using the mobile autonomous launcher deployed in full configuration.
It is expected that the country will test the missile with a range of 800 kilometres by the end of this year.
"We will come to hypersound via an increase in range. We have already confirmed 400 kilometres, in order to increase the range to 500, it is needed to increase the speed. Now the missile flies at speeds of 2.8 mach. We will achieve the speed of hypersound through modernization, it is more than 4.5 mach," Alexander Maksichev, the managing co-director of the BrahMos Aerospace company, told Sputnik in April this year.
The Indian Air Force test-fired an air-launched 2.8 Mach surface attack missile against a sea-based target in November 2017. The air-launched 2.5-ton version has a range close to 300km. This version of the missile has additional rear fins for aerodynamic stability during separation from the aircraft during launch.
In May 2019, the IAF tested the BrahMos against a land-based target.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) announced Wednesday the successful launch of the BrahMos air version missile from its frontline Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft from Andamans. The launch from the aircraft was smooth and the missile followed the desired trajectory before directly hitting the land target, according to the IAF statement
India is planning a test of the air-launched BrahMos supersonic cruise in combat mode to test its ability to penetrate hostile environment. The test planned for the next few days will be the second of the BrahMos from the belly of a Su-30MKI fighter jet
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
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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
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