Brahmos achieves Mach 6.5 speed during lab test
Chennai: The latest version of Indo-Russian
Brahmos cruise missile has achieved a speed of Mach 6.5 during
experiments at Hyderabad and the target is to achieve Mach 7,
a top DRDO official said here on Monday.
"Experiments are being done in Hyderabad. We have
completed tests up to Mach 6.5," BrahMos Aerospace Private
Limited Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director A
Sivathanu Pillai told reporters here.
The target is to achieve Mach 7, he said.
Mach is commonly used to represent the speed of an object
when it is traveling close to or above the speed of sound.
BrahMos is a cruise missile that can be launched from
submarines, ships, aircraft or land.
Inaugurating an International Research Centre developed
by Sathyabama University and Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic
Research here, Pillai said nanotechnology is the buzzword in
the future and several countries were investing into it.
"Over 70 billion US dollars are being spent in this
field. Once, this technology is commercialised, it will
generate over USD 3 trillion per year," the DRDO scientist
Nanotechnology will be a boon for the health sector
especially to tackle diseases like Alzheimer`s.
The government has formed a nanotechnology mission and a
centre in Bangalore is being upgraded for this, Pillai said.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Outrage over Tanmay Bhatt's video mocking Lata Mangeshkar, Sachin Tendulkar
- VHP's women wing Durga Vahini gives arms training to children!
- Heavy rain disrupts flight operations in Delhi
- MP: Liquor mafia attacks police, journalists with weapons
- Attack on African nationals: Gen VK Singh slammed for his statement
- IPL 2016: Individual awards for outstanding players
- IPL 2016 final: It was a total team effort, says SRH's captain David Warner
- MNS to file FIR against AIB comedian Tanmay Bhat’s video mocking Lata Mangeshkar, Sachin Tendulkar today
- Islamic State selling sex slaves on Facebook for $8,000
- Puducherry: Narayanasamy to meet Lt Gov Kiran Bedi today, stake claim to form govt