India today successfully test- fired BrahMos, supersonic cruise missile from the Integrated Test Range in Balasore, Odisha as part of service life extension programme.
The life extension test firing of BrahMos was conducted from a Static Inclined Launcher, proving the efficacy and longevity of the system. Defence Ministry in a release said, the precision strike missile flew in its designated trajectory and the key components functioned perfectly.
BrahMos is a joint venture between DRDO and NPOM of Russia. The highly versatile BrahMos has emerged as the ultimate weapon of choice in modern warfare with its unmatched speed, precision and firepower.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated the DRDO and BrahMos team for the successful test firing and said it will result in a huge saving of replacement cost of missiles held in the inventory of Indian Armed Forces. Chairman DRDO Dr S Christopher also, congratulated his team and BrahMos scientists