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The Indian Air Force shared videos related to the testing of missiles on social media at 4 pm on Wednesday evening.
Defense forces, including the Indian Air Force, conducted four tests of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles in the last two days. These extended range missiles successfully attacked their targets. Defense officials have given this information on October 11.
The Indian Air Force shared videos related to the testing of missiles on social media at 4 pm on Wednesday evening. Wrote in the caption – Recently, the surface-to-surface version of BrahMos missile was successfully tested near the eastern seaboard islands.
See the testing of missiles in pictures…
Defense officials said that these extended range missiles successfully hit their targets.
The length of this missile is 28 feet. Weighing 3000 kg, this missile can be fitted with 200 kg of conventional and nuclear warheads.
Indian Defense Forces including Indian Air Force conducted 4 successful tests of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles on 10–11 October.
The Indian Air Force successfully test-fired BrahMos air launched missile in the Bay of Bengal on 29 December 2022. It can hit targets up to 400 kilometers away. After the testing, the Air Force had issued a statement saying – This missile has been tested from Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircraft. The Defense Department had said that during the test the missile hit the targeted ship. This is the anti-ship version of the air-launched version of the missile.
NATO countries have shown their interest in purchasing it
India’s BrahMos cruise missile is called the country’s Brahmastra. It has been made jointly by India and Russia. This is the only supersonic cruise missile inducted into any armed force. This missile is so special that even the S-400 air defense system deployed in China cannot harm it.
Along with Western countries, many NATO countries have also shown their interest in purchasing this missile. This claim was made by Atul Dinkar, CEO and MD of BrahMos Aerospace.
How did BrahMos get its name?
BrahMos has been developed under a joint agreement between India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Russia’s Federal State Unitary Enterprise NPOM. BrahMos is a medium-range stealth ramjet supersonic cruise missile. This missile can be launched from ship, submarine, aircraft or land.
According to Defense Department officials, BrahMos was named after Brahmastra, the powerful weapon of Lord Brahma. However, it has also been claimed in some reports that this missile has been named after two rivers, Brahmaputra of India and Moskva River of Russia. It is believed that it is the fastest anti-ship cruise missile in the world.
A look at BrahMos
- BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile, which can be launched from submarine, ship, aircraft or land anywhere.
- BrahMos is based on Russia’s P-800 Okins cruise missile technology. This missile has been handed over to all three wings of the Indian Army, Army, Navy and Air Force.
- Several versions of the BrahMos missile exist. Land-launched, ship-launched, submarine-launched air-launched versions of BrahMos have been tested.
- When fired from land or sea, BrahMos can destroy its target at a range of 290 kilometers at a speed of Mach 2 (2500 km/h).
- BrahMos missile can be launched from a submarine at a depth of 40-50 meters underwater. The testing of firing BrahMos missile from a submarine was done in 2013.