Indian Army conducted a successful test-launch of its BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in a top-attack configuration, on Nov. 24.
The surface-launched, land-attack version of the missile was launched from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands at 10 am local time. According to the Army , the missile successfully hit its target in the Bay of Bengal “with pin point accuracy”.
#IndianArmy successfully launched its BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on 24 Nov 2020 in a top-attack configuration,hitting a target in the Bay of Bengal with pin point accuracy.Via:@IaSouthern @DRDO_India @adgpi @SpokespersonMoD #BrahMosMissile pic.twitter.com/BPppC9M44l
— PRO Kohima, Ministry Of Defence (@prodefkohima) November 24, 2020
— ANI (@ANI) November 24, 2020
BrahMos is an Indo-Russian ramjet-powered supersonic cruise missile based on the Russian P-800 Oniks supersonic anti-ship cruise missile. The missile is designed and developed by BrahMos Aerospace, a joint venture between India’s DRDO and Russia’s Federal State Unitary Enterprise NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM).
The three-ton missile can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land-based platforms. The land-launched and ship-launched versions are already in operation, with the air and submarine-launched versions currently in the testing/induction phase.
A hypersonic version of the missile, BrahMos-II, is also presently under development with a speed of Mach 7-8 to boost aerial fast strike capability.