On November 24, 2020, Indian Army successfully test-fired the land-attack version of BrahMos supersonic cruise Missile from the Andaman and Nicobar (A & N) Island Territory. The range of the land-attack version of Brahmos supersonic cruise Missile has been extended to 400 Kms from the original 290 kms.It is a surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile.
The missile hit the target in the Bay of Bengal accuracy.
i.The Supersonic Missile has a maximum speed of 2.8 Mach (around 3, 450 Kmph).
ii.The Missile has been Indigenised to a large extent by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under its Project PJ 10.
iii.Indian Air Force (IAF) & Indian Navy are also set to carry out seperate test-firing of the new version of the air-launched and naval versions of Brahmos.
iv.India has deployed Brahmos in several strategic locations along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh.
i.BrahMos Missile has been jointly designed, developed and produced by BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd.
ii.BrahMos Aerospace is a Joint Venture (JV) between India’s DRDO and NPO Mashinostroyenia-NPOM (formerly Federal State Unitary Enterprise NPO Mashinostroyenia of Russia).
iii.The missile can be launched from Submarines, Ships, Aircrafts & Land Platforms.
Recent Related News:
i.On October 30, 2020, IAF successfully test-fired an air launched version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a Sukhoi fighter aircraft in the Bay of Bengal.
About Indian Army:
Chiefs of Army Staff – General Major Manoj Mukund Naravane
Headquarters – New Delhi