All you need to know about the Army’s successful BrahMos supersonic cruise missile test
The variant of the cruise missile tested on Tuesday (November 29) can strike targets at a range of 450 km or more, according to a notice to airmen published by India earlier this month.
A BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was tested by the Indian Army from the Andaman and Nicobar (A&N) Islands. The Western Command of the Army, the islands’ only tri-services command, tested the missile’s extended range variant, the DGP of the islands tweeted on Tuesday.
The test was conducted after India earlier this month sent out a notification to airmen (NOTAM). It was claimed that the variant of the cruise missile fired on Tuesday can attack targets at a range of 450 km or more in the no-fly zone warned for the test.
From the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India tested the BrahMos cruise missile numerous times this year.
The following are some essential facts concerning the BrahMos missile:
The Army has been integrating BrahMos units since 2007, as part of an Indo-Russian project.
It now has a flying range of up to 290 km and travels at supersonic speed throughout the visible spectrum, ensuring less target dispersion, quicker engagement times, and immunity from detection by any known weapon systems in the world.
The BrahMos cruise missile employs a variety of flight paths to reach its target while operating in a “fire and target” mode of operation. Its terminal altitude is as low as 10 metres, and its cruise height can go up to 15 kilometres. A conventional warhead weighing 200 to 300 kg is carried by the missile.BrahMos may be launched from land, sea, or air and has the same setup for each.In all three of these locations, it is currently in use.India does not participate in the Missile Tech Control Regime, hence the missile’s current 290 km flying range was preserved (MTCH). After the nation joined in 2016, its flight range was permitted to exceed 300 km.