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DRDO Successfully Test-Fires BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile Off Odisha Coast

Defence Research And Development Organisation (DRDO) On Tuesday Successfully Test Fired A BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile Off The Coast Of Odisha

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Mohit Pandey | Updated on: 17 Dec 2019, 12:42:51 PM
DRDO successfully test-fires BrahMos supersonic cruise missile off Odisha coast

New Delhi:

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Tuesday successfully test fired a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile off the coast of Odisha. The missile, which was launched at around 8.30 am, targeted a ship.

The land-attack version of the missile was test-fired from a mobile autonomous launcher at Launch Complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near Balasore, defence officials said.

The BrahMos missile is a medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile capable of being launched from submarines, ships, fighter jets or land.

Earlier, the Indian Navy had successfully test-fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Arabian Sea.

BrahMos is described as the world's fastest supersonic cruise missile with high rate of precision and accuracy. It can be fired from land, sea and air. BrahMos is a joint venture between the DRDO and the NPOM of Russia.

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First Published : 17 Dec 2019, 11:42:41 AM