India successfully test-fires BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

In a new, India successfully tested an extended range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on Wednesday. The missile is capable of hitting targets at more than 400-km range. The test was conducted under the PJ-10 project of the Defence  Research and Development Organisation.

According to the official website, the missile is the first supersonic cruise missile known to be in service. It was first inducted to the Indian army in 2005. Its ship-based and land-based versions are already in service.

The missile was launched with an indigenous booster while it was the second time the missile was tested. The airframe and booster of the missile have been developed indigenously.

BrahMos missile was developed under a joint venture between India and Russia. It was originally built with a range of 290 kilometers. With the capability enhancement, its range was extended to over 400 kilometers.

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