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BrahMos: India flight-tested world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 March 2018, 15:09 IST
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Defense ministry informed that India successfully flight-tested its precision strike Brahmos weapon today at 8:42 morning in Rajasthan. The Formidable Supersonic Cruise Missile Brahmos is being called world’s fastest missile.

The Indian-made seeker flew in the designated trajectory and hit the target with pin-point accuracy.

“"Formidable Supersonic Cruise Missile BrahMos was successfully flight tested at 8:42 AM today at Pokhran test range, Rajasthan. The precision strike weapon with Indian-made seeker flew in its designated trajectory and hit the target with pin-point accuracy," tweeted the defence ministry.

Congratulating the Defence Research and Development Organization for achieving the successful flight test, Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that it will be a further boost for the country’s security.

“Smt @nsitharaman congratulates @DRDO_India , the Armed Forces and Defence Industry for the successful flight test of the Supersonic Cruise Missile #BrahMos. The successful test will further bolster our national security,” the ministry further informed through tweet.

Earlier, Brahmos was successfully test-fired for the first time from the Indian Air Force’s frontline Sukhoi-30 MKI cambat jet last year in November. Today, it was successfully flight-tested.

Brahmos has turned the preferred conventional precision strike-weapon for the armed forces. The sleek supersonic cruise missile has capacity to fly at almost three times the speed of sound, at Mach 2.8. The army has already inducted the 290-km range land and warship-based versions of the Brahmos missiles over the last decade.

First published: 22 March 2018, 15:09 IST
 
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