Brahmos missile with new systems test fired

The supersonic missile, which has a flight range of up to 290 km, is capable of carrying a warhead of 200 to 300 kg.

Published: 30th March 2012 12:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 09:49 PM   |  A+A-

BALASORE (ODISHA): India today test fired the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile with certain new systems from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur off Odisha coast.

The test comes two days after defence scientists conducted a similar trial from the same site.

"The missile was test fired from a ground mobile launcher from the launch complex-3 of the ITR at about 1000 hours," a senior official said.

The supersonic missile, which has a flight range of up to 290 km, is capable of carrying a conventional warhead of 200 to 300 kg.

"Today's launch was a developmental trial of the land version of Brahmos incorporating certain new systems," A Sivathanu Pillai, CEO and Managing Director of the ?Brahmos Aerospace?, an Indo-Russian joint venture company developing the missile system, told PTI.

"We are analysing the data received from various telemetry systems that tracked the missile," Pillai said.

The exact results would be ascertained after a thorough analyses, he said.

The trial was significant as it was conducted two days after a similar test fire of the cruise missile from the same site on March 28, a defence scientist said.

The cruise missile, a surface-to-surface land version, was test fired in the presence of scientists of the Defence Research Development Organisation, an official said.

The two-stage missile, the first one being solid and the second one ramjet liquid propellant, has already been inducted into the Army and Navy, he said.


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