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BrahMos Missile successfully test fired along Odisha coast

India successfully test-fired the Indo-Russian joint venture BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a test range along the Odisha coast.
  • It was test-fired to validate some new features.
  • The missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher stationed at Launch pad 3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, Odisha. 
  • Its “life extension” technologies are developed for the first time in India by the DRDO and team BraHmos. 
  • It is developed by BrahMos Aerospace and DRDO, and manufactured by state-owned Electronics Corporation of India.
  • It was the first time a ground-launched BrahMos equipped with an indigenous seeker was successfully tested.
  • BrahMos is a two-stage missile, the first stage being solid and the second one, a ramjet liquid propellant.
  • This missile has already been introduced in the Indian Army and Navy, while the Air Force version had undergone successful trial. 
  • It will result in huge savings of replacement cost of missiles held in the inventory of the armed forces.
  • The last test firing of a BrahMos surface-to-surface (Block III) cruise missile took place in March at the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan.
BrahMos Missile successfully test fired along Odisha coast BrahMos Missile successfully test fired along Odisha coast Reviewed by Aman Bhatia on May 22, 2018 Rating: 5

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