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India successfully Test-Fires Land-attack version of BrahMos Missile from A & N Island Territory

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India successfully test-fires land-attack version of BrahMos missileOn 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.

Key Points:

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.

BrahMos Missile:

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