India has successfully tested the land-attack version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on Tuesday. According to the ANI, this was done from the region of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. According to the report, the supersonic cruise missile was fired at 10 am today and it successfully hit its target on another island.
According to ANI, the Indian Army has done this test, which includes many regiments of missile systems developed by DRDO. The strike range of BrahMos missile has now been increased to more than 400 km. BrahMos supersonic cruise missile is the world’s fastest operational system in its category. And more recently, DRDO has increased the missile system’s strength from the current 298 km to around 450 km.
Shaurya missile was also successfully tested
In the last two months DRDO has been successful in testing both new and existing missile systems. These include the Shaurya missile system, which can hit targets that are more than 800 kilometers away. The report said that the Indian Navy also did a test firing of the BrahMos missile with INS Chennai, showing its ability to hit targets in a range of more than 400 kilometers in deep seas.
India is also working on finding export markets for supersonic cruise missiles, which DRDO has developed in the country on a large scale under its project PJ 10. After the launch of the Joint Venture between India and Russia in the late 90s, the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile became an important weapon for all three forces.
Earlier in September, DRDO successfully test-fired surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile BrahMos equipped with indigenous boosters and airframe sections as well as several ‘Made in India’ subsystems from ITR, Balasore in Odisha.