The updated version of supersonic cruise missile ‘BrahMos-ER’ was test fired
off Odisha coast on Tuesday. The missile which has an unconfirmed target range
of 800 kilometres was test fired from the Integrated
Test Range (ITR) of Chandipur in Balasore early this morning.
The missile flew for around 150 km with an indigenous cruise engine. More
tests would be conducted in near future.
Balasore, Odisha: India today successfully tested the DRDO-developed Indigenous Technology Cruise Missile off the coast of Odisha. The missile flew for around 150 km with an indigenous cruise engine. More tests would be conducted in near future: Sources
— ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2021
The missile, which is a medium-range supersonic missile that can be launched
from submarines, ships, aircraft or land-based platforms.
BrahMos is considered to be the fastest supersonic missile in the world that
can achieve a speed 2.8 times the speed of sound and can hit targets with deadly precision.