India successfully test-fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with a strike range of more than 400 km from a base in Odisha. The launch of the state-of-the-art missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near here was successful, DRDO said.
The first extended version of the missile, which had a strike range of 450 km, was successfully tested on March 11, 2017. On September 30, 2019 a shorter range land version of BrahMos was successfully test fired from Chandipur ITR.
Jointly developed by the DRDO and NPOM, a leading aerospace enterprise of Russia, the BrahMos missile is a medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile capable of being launched from submarines, warships, fighter jets or land.
The missile, already operational with the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force, is regarded as the fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world.