BRAHMOS - the record breaker (August 12, 2011)                                                                           Print This News

POKHRAN RANGE: An advanced version of the BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile system was successfully test fired by Indian Army at the Pokhran range of Rajasthan on Friday at 1035 hours.

The missile hit the target “bull’s eye”, Army sources said.

The test firing was witnessed by ADG Military Operations and Artillery and other Army and Air Force officials.

This was the 25th flight test of the advanced version of BRAHMOS missile system.

The flawless performance with high success rate establishes BRAHMOS as a unique missile breaking the records set by any other missile in the world.

The first regiment of the missile is fully operational with the Indian Army.

Friday’s test comes ahead of India’s 65th Independence Day celebrations.

Defence Minister Shri A K Antony congratulated the Army for the successful test launch of the missile system.

Jointly developed by India and Russia, BRAHMOS can be launched from multiple platforms including submarines, ships, aircraft or land.

The ramjet propelled supersonic cruise missile flies at a top speed of Mach 2.8. It can carry conventional warheads up to 300 kg for a range of 290 km.

The submarine and air launch versions of the missile are presently under development.

  • "Time has come for BrahMos Aerospace to work on Mark-II version of BRAHMOS so that we will still be the market leader in hypersonic cruise missiles." - Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

  • "The traditional partnership between India & Russia has been tested by the time and time and it is the most important stabilizing factor, not only for the asian region, but for the whole world" - Vladimir Putin

  • "Make in India' should not be limited to production & manufacturing only, it should also involve generation of engineering knowledge in the country." - Mr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra

  • "BrahMos is not only a successful Joint Venture but also a model for cooperation which has immense political value for our two countries" - Mr. Dmitry Rogozin

  • "BrahMos JV is a unique venture which has given substantial guidelines in defence design inputs, engineering inputs, production related culture and ultimately in pushing the technology base forward" - Dr. V G Sekaran

  • "BrahMos JV is most suitable model, which has withstood the test of time and is recommended to be followed for realization of all high end products with our country." - Dr. V K Saraswat

  • "BrahMos is the most successful missile company of the nation and it is this unique blend of young and experienced team members motivated with innovation and utmost dedication that has contibuted to the success of the missile system" - Dr. Avinash Chander