Missile was equipped with advanced indigenous technologies
New Delhi, Jan. 20 (Delhi Crown): BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, with an increased indigenous content and improved performance, was successfully test-fired from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha on Thursday.
The launch was conducted by Brahmos Aerospace in close coordination with the teams of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
In this text-book flight, the missile followed the predicted trajectory meeting all mission objectives, said an official statement issued by the Ministry of Defence.
“The flight test is a major milestone in the way forward for BrahMos programme. The highly manouverable missile cruised at supersonic speed for its maximum range and all mission objectives were met,” added the statement.
It further stated that the missile was equipped with the advanced indigenous technologies and followed a modified optimal trajectory for enhanced efficiency and improved performance.
The missile with the modified control system has been fine tuned to achieve an enhanced capability.
The test-flight test was monitored by all the sensors of the range instrumentation including telemetry, radar and electro-optical tracking systems deployed across the eastern coast and the down range ships.
Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh has complimented the Brahmos, the DRDO teams and the defence industry for the successful flight-test.