Zee Media Bureau
Bhubaneswar: India on Tuesday successfully test-fired the advanced version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Odisha coast.
The missile was test-fired from the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur in Balasore.
BrahMos missile, which has a range of 290 kilometres, can carry a conventional warhead of up to 300 kilograms.
"The test was successful. It was a land version of BrahMos. It was done with a total indigenous airframe," MVKV Prasad, director of the test range, said.
The missile, developed by the Indo-Russian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace, has a top speed of Mach 2.8, which is about three times faster than the US subsonic Tomahawk cruise missile. This makes BrahMos one of the fastest cruise missiles in the world.
The missile can be launched from submarines, ships and aircraft. Sea and ground launched versions of the missile have been successfully tested and put into service with the army and the navy.
(With agency inputs)