BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, with enhanced capability, successfully test-fired off Odisha coast
New Delhi, January 20, 2022
The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, with increased indigenous content and improved performance, was successfully test-fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur off the coast of Odisha this morning.
The launch was conducted at 1030 hours by Brahmos Aerospace in close coordination with the teams of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
"In this text-book flight, the missile followed the predicted trajectory meeting all mission objectives," an official press release said.
The release said the flight test is a major milestone in the way forward for the BrahMos programme.
"The highly manouverable missile cruised at supersonic speed for its maximum range and all mission objectives were met. The missile was equipped with the advanced indigenous technologies and followed a modified optimal trajectory for enhanced efficiency and improved performance. The missile with the modified control system has been fine-tuned to achieve an enhanced capability. This flight test was monitored by all the sensors of the range instrumentation including telemetry, radar and electro-optical tracking systems deployed across the eastern coast and the down range ships," it said.
Teams from DRDO and NPOM, Russia participated in the test.
BrahMos Aerospace, a joint venture between DRDO and NPOM, Russia, has been continuously upgrading the powerful, highly versatile BrahMos to increase its effectiveness and lethality against sea and land targets. The potent missile weapon system has already been inducted into the Armed Forces.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh complimented the Brahmos and DRDO teams and industry for the successful flight test.