Supersonic Cruise Missile BrahMos successfully flight tested from Rajasthan's Pokhran test range on Thursday. This is the first time that the missile has been tested with an Indian-made seeker.
The supersonic cruise missile was last test-fired in November 2017 from the Indian Air Force's fighter, Sukhoi-30MKI.
"Formidable Supersonic Cruise Missile #BrahMos was successfully flight tested at 8:42 AM today at Pokhran test range, Rajasthan. The precision strike weapon with Indian-made seeker flew in its designated trajectory and hit the target with pin-point accuracy," Sitharaman tweeted.
Interesting facts about BrahMos:
# BrahMos is a medium range ramjet supersonic cruise missile
# This cruise missile can be launched from the land, air and the sea.
# It is a joint venture between India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Russian Federation's NPO Mashinostroeyenia.
# It weighs between 2,500 kg and 3,000 kg, has a length of about 8.4 meters with a warhead of about 200-300 kg.
# It was inducted into service in 2006 and is used by the Indian Army, Air Force and the Navy.