BrahMos test-fired successfully
- March 26, 2018
India successfully test fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with an indigenous ‘seeker on 22 March.
The seeker test was conducted in Pokhran, Rajasthan. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the missile hit the target with “pin-point” accuracy. This success will further bolster India’s national security, she added.
“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 while congratulating Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
The test firing comes three months after the BrahMos cruise missile was successfully test fired from the Indian Air Force’s front-line Sukhoi-30 MKI combat jet.
The missile is capable of hitting a target at 290 kms and its range can be extended to up to 400 km as certain technical restrictions were lifted after India became a full member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) last year. The Army and Navy have already inducted Brahmos.