India Test Fires BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile

June 6, 2019

The Diplomat:

The Indian Ministry of Defense’s (MoD) research arm, the Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO), has test fired an anti-ship variant of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur along the coast of Odisha on June 4, according to media reports.

The missile was reportedly launched around noon local time from the launch-complex-3 of the ITR. DRDO sources did not provide additional information on the recent test firing.

The BrahMos is a derivative of the Russian-made P-800 Oniks over-the-horizon supersonic anti-ship cruise missile with a range estimated at between 300 to 400 kilometers. It is thought to be one of the world’s fastest cruise missiles currently in operational use.

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