Brahmos successfully test-fired for 2nd consecutive day

Brahmos successfully test-fired for 2nd consecutive day


NEW DELHI: The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired from an integrated test range in Odisha's coastal Balasore district for the second consecutive day on May 22, validating its strike capability, the defence ministry said. The missile was launched from a mobile autonomous launcher at 11.45 hours and it successfully flew in its pre-set trajectory "fulfilling its mission objectives", the ministry said. "Through this launch the critical indigenous components including fuel management system and other non-metallic airframe components have qualified to form part of the missile," chief executive officer and managing director of BrahMos Sudhir Mishra said. Brahmos is a joint venture between India's DRDO and NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM) of Russia. It has a maximum speed of Mach 2.8 to 3, and it is believed to be the one of the world's fastest cruise missiles currently in operational use. It was successfully test-fired on Monday from the integrated test range as part of service life extension program. The life extension trial of BrahMos was conducted from a static inclined launcher, proving the efficacy and longevity of the system. During today's launch, the major sub-systems manufactured indigenously under the 'Make in India' initiative were tested, defense sources said. BrahMos has emerged as the ultimate weapon of choice in modern warfare with its unmatched speed and precision, they said.

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