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.
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) today successfully test fired a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile off the coast of Odisha in which it was launched with an advanced indigenous seeker. The target of the missile was a ship. pic.twitter.com/Xkmt7TJHUM— ANI (@ANI) December 17, 2019
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.