India successfully flight-tests supersonic cruise missile BrahMos

India 2 MaRCH 2018 successfully flight-tested its precision strike BrahMos weapon, which is called the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile. At 8:42 this morning, the BrahMos hit its designated target with pin-point accuracy in Pokhran, Rajasthan.

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation for the successful fight test and said it will be a further boost for the country’s security. 22 March 2018 flight-test comes on the heels of another major milestone from last November, when the Brahmos was successfully test-fired for the first time from the Indian Air Force’s frontline Sukhoi-30 MKI combat jet.

BrahMos has become the preferred conventional precision strike-weapon for the armed forces. The sleek supersonic cruise missile flies at almost three times the speed of sound, at Mach 2.8. The armed forces have already inducted the 290-km range land and warship-based versions of the BrahMos missiles over the last decade.

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