WATCH: India test-fires new version of supersonic missile

India successfully test-fired a new version of its BrahMos missile on Thursday. BrahMos Missile was successfully test fired from ITR, Chandipur today. The mission validated many new indigenous systems successfully demonstrating enhanced capabilities. #[email protected]@[email protected]#AtmaNirbharBharat
— DRDO (@DRDO_India) January 20, 2022 The missile launched from a test range in Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha, was “equipped with advanced indigenous technologies and followed a modified optimal trajectory for enhanced efficiency and improved performance,” read a government statement. “In this text-book flight, the missile followed the predicted trajectory meeting all mission objectives … The highly maneuverable missile cruised at supersonic speed for its maximum range and all mission objectives were met,” the statement said. Also read: India test-fires ‘advanced’ supersonic cruise missile It hailed the test as “a major milestone in the way forward for the BrahMos programme”. BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, with enhanced capability, successfully test-fired off Odisha coast
— DRDO (@DRDO_India) January 20, 2022 India’s state-run Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said the mission “validated many new indigenous systems successfully, demonstrating enhanced capabilities”. The BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land. The missile was developed as part of a joint venture launched in 1998 between DRDO and Russia’s NPO Mashinostroyeniya. India test-fired a naval variant of the missile on Jan 11. Days later, the Philippines announced that it has finalised a deal worth $375 million to acquire the shore-based anti-ship BrahMos missile system from New Delhi. Under the deal, India and Brahmos Aerospace will deliver three batteries, train operators and maintainers, and provide logistics support, the Philippines’ Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in a statement last week.

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