BrahMos world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile successfully tested

BrahMos world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile was successfully tested from the Sukhoi-30MKI

The BrahMos missile was successfully test fired for the first time from Sukhoi-30MKI  in the Bay of Bengal. The 2.5 ton Brahmos ALCM  is the heaviest weapon to be deployed on India’s Su-30 fighter aircraft modified by HAL to carry weapons. The missile was fired at a sea based target in the Bay of Bengal.

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Brahmos, with it’s multi-platform, multi-mission role can be launched from Land, Sea and Air, completing the tactical cruise missile triad for India. IAF has placed total orders worth Rs 27,150 crore. The deliveries of the missiles will begin in 2018. Brahmos is the fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world and also the world’s fastest anti-ship cruise missile in operation. The speed of missile is Mach 2.8 to 3.0. BrahMos-II is also under development. It will be much faster with the same range.

 


PM Narendra Modi congratulated everyone associated with the success of BrahMos test.

India has joined Missile Technology Control Regime(MTCR) in june 2016. The membership removes the caps on the range of missile. India developed these missiles jointly with Russia. However Russia has not shared the technology for solid propellants with India. DRDO has decided to develop  solid propellant for BrahMos.