Indian Army Test Firing OF BrahMos Block-III Supersonic Cruise Missile Successful

The Indian Army today
successfully conducted the user trial of BrahMos Block-III supersonic
cruise missiles that has the ability to engage inaccessible targets
inside hillocks.

The test was carried out at a firing range here around 1100 hours and met all the mission parameters, sources told PTI here.

The Block III version has the capability of scaling mountainous terrain
and can take a steep dive to engage targets located inside hillocks
which are otherwise inaccessible.

This was the 25th test of
the cruise missile which has already been inducted in the Army and
Navy.Army has plans to induct the missile for mountain warfare. 

The missile has the capability to engage ground targets from a very low
altitude with minimum radar signature and is considered best for
surgical operations.

Considered one of the fastest cruise
missiles in the world, BrahMos can gain a speed of Mach 2.8. It has a
two-stage propulsion system, with a solid-propellant rocket for initial
acceleration and a liquid-fueled ramjet responsible for sustained
supersonic cruise.

Jointly developed by India and Russia,
BrahMos is a stealth supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from
submarines, ships, aircraft or land.

The submarine and air
launch version of the missile are under different stages of development
and are scheduled for test-firing in next couple of years.

The
fire-and-forget missiles are stored, transported and launched from
special mobile launchers and can be launched in both vertical and
horizontal modes. 

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