Defense News - India
|Saturday, March 31, 2012, 10:18 AM|
|India successfully test fires second supersonic BrahMos cruise missile.|
India Friday, March 30, 2012, testfired its second supersonic BrahMos cruise missile in two days off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha, sources said. The missile lifted off at 10 a.m. from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, Orissa, from a truck. It reached its full range of 290 km at twice the speed of sound (2.8 Mach).
Indian Brahmos ground-to-air ballistic missile firing test (Archive image)
This was the 30 flight of BrahMos, a two-stage cruise missile jointly developed by Russia and India. Although it is essentially an anti-ship weapon, it can be launched land to land, sea to land and land to sea. Efforts are under way to launch it from aircraft and submarines.