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India successfully Test Fired BrahMos Missile

Published on October 19, 2020
Current Context: India successfully carried out test firing operation of BrahMos missile. 
India successfully Test Fired BrahMos Missile
  • BrahMos is basically a supersonic cruise missile. 
  • It was test fired from an indigenously developed stealth destroyer of the Indian Navy in the Arabian Sea. The stealth destroyer was the INS Chennai, from which it was fired.
  • The missile performed extremely complex manoeuvres and hit the target with pin-point accuracy. 
  • BrahMos missile is prime striking operation missile which ensures warship invincibility. It engages naval surface targets at long ranges.
  • India and Russia have jointly designed, developed and produced BrahMos missile. Both the nations have developed this missile under a joint venture called BrahMos Aerospace. 
  • It is developed by DRDO (India) and NPO Mashinostroyenia (Russia).
  • The BrahMos name to the missile is given after Brahmaputra river and Moskva.
  • BrahMos can be launched from submarines, ships, aircrafts and land platforms.
  • The missile topped the speed of Mach 2.8, which is three times the speed of sound. 
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of DRDO: New Delhi
    • Chairman of DRDO: Dr G Satheesh Reddy
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