Friday, November 15, 2019
News

India successfully tests world's fastest supersonic 'BrahMos' missile

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Bay of Bengal (West Bengal) [India] | November 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
India has created history on Wednesday after it successfully flight-tested the world's fastest supersonic cruise missile from the Indian Air Forces (IAF) front-line fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30MKI against a sea based target in the Bay of Bengal.

The missile was gravity dropped from the Su-30 from fuselage, and the two stage missiles engine fired up and straightway propelled towards the intended target at the sea in Bay of Bengal.

The successful maiden test firing of BrahMos Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) from Su-30MKI will significantly bolster the IAFs air combat operations capability from stand-off ranges. BrahMos ALCM weighing 2.5 ton is the heaviest weapon to be deployed on India's Su-30 fighter aircraft modified by HAL to carry weapons.

BrahMos, the world-class weapon with multi-platform, multi-mission role is now capable of being launched from Land, Sea and Air, completing the tactical cruise missile triad for India. BrahMos is a joint venture between the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India and NPOM of Russia.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated DRDO and BrahMos for the outstanding accomplishment.

Dr S Christopher, Chairman DRDO and Secretary, Department of Defence R&D congratulated the Scientists and Engineers for this excellent text book kind of flight test.

The missile test was witnessed by Dr Sudhir Mishra, Dircetor General (DG) (BrahMos), Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD), BrahMos Aerospace along with senior IAF officials, Scientists and Officials from DRDO and BrahMos. (ANI)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
JNU students to intensify protest on Fri...
On Children's Day, Sonowal launches app ...
AGR fallout: Vodafone Idea posts Rs 50,9...
IT raids at 37 premises of BMC contracto...
SC cites US anti-race law for women entr...
Delhi Bar provides fresh oxygenated air ...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
BRICS nations to deny safe haven to... 
Jordan, Russia sign deal to boost c... 
Modi bats for boosting intra-BRICS ... 
'Chal Jeet Le Ye Jahan' to feature ... 
Manushi Chillar to star opposite Ak... 
US officials to travel to India nex... 
US expresses concern over threat to... 
Twitter trolls Pak's Tech minister ...