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BRAHMOS MISSILE FEATURING INDIGENOUS BOOSTER SUCCESSFULLY FLIGHT TESTED

BRAHMOS MISSILE FEATURING INDIGENOUS BOOSTER SUCCESSFULLY FLIGHT TESTED

Context

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired the BrahMos surface-to-surface cruise missile.

Details

  • BrahMos surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile featuring indigenous Booster and Airframe Section along with many other ‘Made in India’ sub-systems was successfully flight tested for designated range” from the integrated test range at Balasore in Odisha.

About BrahMos

  • It is a medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or land.
  • It is the fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world.
  • It is a joint venture between the Russian Federation's NPO Mashinostroyeniya and India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), who together have formed BrahMos Aerospace.

About Cruise missile

  • It is a guided missile used against terrestrial targets, that remains in the atmosphere and flies the major portion of its flight path at approximately constant speed.
  • They are designed to deliver a large warhead over long distances with high precision.

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