Brahmos is a joint venture between India's DRDO and NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM) of Russia. It has a maximum speed of Mach 2.8 to 3, and it is believed to be the one of the world's fastest cruise missiles currently in operational use.
It was successfully test-fired yesterday from the integrated test range as part of service life extension programme. The life extension trial of BrahMos was conducted from a static inclined launcher, proving the efficacy and longevity of the system.
During today's launch, the major sub-systems manufactured indigenously under the 'Make in India' initiative were tested, defence sources said.
BrahMos has emerged as the ultimate weapon of choice in modern warfare with its unmatched speed and precision, they said.
DRDO Chairman S Christopher congratulated the team involved in successful flight test, calling it a major milestone in the indigenisation of the BrahMos system.
The scientific advisor to the Defence Minister and DG (Missiles & Strategic Systems) G Satheesh Reddy congratulated the scientists for successfully developing the multiple sections of BrahMos and proving them in the mission.
The defence ministry said the missile has established itself as a major force multiplier in modern-day complex battlefields with its "impeccable" land-attack and anti-ship capabilities.
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