India is moving ahead in the field of self-reliance. India has achieved great success, especially in the defense sector. In addition, taking forward the sequence of expansion of strategic capability, India test-fired the world’s fastest-moving missile. This missile was an advanced version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, the fastest-hitting missile.
When was launched
The surface-to-surface cruise missile BrahMos, built by the Defense Research and Development Organization and Russian scientists, was successfully test-fired from Chandipur ITRKLC-3. The missile was test-fired at 10.15 am on Monday. While on its testing, a team of senior officers and scientists associated with DRDO and ITR were present on the spot.
Features of this missile
The special feature of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile is that it can be launched from anywhere, land, water, and air. For this reason, this missile can be used by all three Navy, Army, and Air Force. Additionally, with the special feature of being fired from a mobile launcher, this missile can be used to hit the target in any direction. This missile is 8.4 meters long and 0.6 meters wide and its weight is 3000 kg. This supersonic cruise missile has the capability to travel 2.8 times faster than the speed of sound. The missile has the capability to carry explosives up to 300 kg and has a range of 290 km. India has already tested several versions of this BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. Its fleet is already included in the Indian Army and DRDO is continuously increasing its advanced version.
It also has a special feature that it has the ability to hit small targets even in cities with a large population.
The first test of the BrahMos was done on 12 June 2001 from ITR Chandipur itself. In the coming days, India is going to test many heavy-duty missiles, which have been fully prepared by DRDO and the scientists of India.