- The Indian Air Force successfully test-fired the extended range version of BrahMos air launched missile against a ship target from a SU-30MKI aircraft .
The Extended Range Version which is said to have capability of striking the targets located at around 350 kilometre compared to around 290 kilometre for the initial version.
The extended range of BrahMos missiles is believed to have the ability to take out targets in the sea 400 km away.
About this Missile:
BrahMos Aerospace is an Indo-Russian joint venture between the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Russia’s NPO Mashinostroyeniya which produces supersonic cruise missiles. The missiles can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land platforms.
The missile derives its name from Brahmaputra and Moskva rivers.
A BrahMos missile travels at a speed of 2.8 Mach or almost thrice the speed of sound.
The first test launch of the initial version Brahmos took place in 2001.
Source : The Hindu, Indian Express