India today successfully test fired for the first time the 290 km-range submarine-launched version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in the Bay of Bengal becoming the first country in the world to have this capability.
The submarine-launched version of BrahMos was successfully test fired from an underwater pontoon near here, BrahMos CEO A Sivathanu Pillai told PTI. This is the first test firing of an underwater supersonic cruise missile anywhere in the world and the missile travelled its complete range of over 290 kms, he said. He said the performance of the missile during the test launch was "perfect".
Ship and ground-launched versions of the missile have been successfully tested and put into service with the Indian Army and the Navy. The maiden test of the submarine-launched version of BrahMos comes over a week after the indigenously built long-range subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay failed to hit its target in its first test.
"BrahMos missile is fully ready for fitment in submarines in vertical launch configuration which will make the platform one of the most powerful weapon platforms in the world," Pillai said.
The India Army on Monday successfully test-fired 290 km range Brahmos supersonic cruise missile at Pokharan in Rajasthan as part of a user trail. The missile was launched by a mobile autonomous launcher deployed in full configuration with mobile command post at the ranges
Indias BrahMos supersonic cruise missile is all set for its flight test with Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jets, scheduled this year end. BrahMos Aerospace chief Sivathanu Pillai told The Times of India that the air-launched version of BrahMos, and its launchers are ready, and have been cleared for flight after simulation tests
The Indian Navy has successfully conducted a test-firing of the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile, in salvo mode, from Talwar-class ship INS Trikand (F51). Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) official was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India (PTI), "For the first time, the Brahmos cruise missile was fired in salvo mode from the Russian-built warship off the coast of Karnataka with an interval of three seconds off the coast of Goa
The Indian Air Force has selected Sukhoi-30 fighter jets as a platform to mount the supersonic BrahMos missiles, with the first launch to be carried out by end of 2014, an Indian official was quoted as saying by The Times Of India. "We have chosen Sukhoi-30
BrahMos Aerospace has taken delivery of the first batch of BrahMos missile airframe assemblies, comprising of 40 air-frame assemblies from Godrej Aerospace, under a contract awarded in February 2007. Godrej & Boyce chairman and managing director Jamshyd Godrej said the company also secured the second serial production order comprising another 100 sets
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