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India Successfully Test-Fires New Version Of BrahMos Missile

Earlier on January 11, the country had successfully test-fired BrahMos Supersonic Cruise missile from Indian Navy destroyer INS Vishakhapatnam off the Western coast.

BrahMos Missile
A BrahMos missile was accidentally fired on March 9. Image of a missile for representational purpose. (Photo: Twitter/DRDO)

New Delhi: India on Thursday successfully test-fired a new version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile off the coast of Odisha in Balasore, informed the defence sources.

According to Defence sources, the missile was equipped with new technological developments which were successfully proven.

Tweeting about the same, DRDO wrote, “BrahMos Missile was successfully test-fired from ITR, Chandipur today. The mission validated many new indigenous systems successfully demonstrating enhanced capabilities.”

Earlier on January 11, the country had successfully test-fired BrahMos Supersonic Cruise missile from Indian Navy destroyer INS Vishakhapatnam off the Western coast.

The advanced sea to sea variant of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise missile was a joint venture between India and Russia where Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) represents the Indian side. 

The missile which was tested from INS Visakhapatnam is the latest warship inducted recently in the Indian Navy. 

BrahMos is a two-stage missile with a solid propellant booster engine as its first stage which brings it to supersonic speed and then gets separated. The liquid ramjet or the second stage then takes the missile closer to 3 Mach speed in cruise phase.

BrahMos is the main weapon system of the Indian Navy warships and has been deployed on almost all of its surface platforms. An underwater version is also being developed which will not only be used by the submarines of India but will also be offered for export to friendly foreign nations.

Philippines recently accepted Indian BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited’s proposal worth USD 374.9 million to supply Shore-Based Anti-Ship Missile systems for the Philippines Navy.

The Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) and BrahMos Aerospace in efforts to increase defence exports, together have been pushing hard for exports of this missile to friendly foreign countries for the last few months.

The BrahMos export order is a big achievement for the country in this field and is likely to propel India amongst the arms exporter countries as more orders for the missile are expected from other friendly countries too.

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