Jaipur: Adding more teeth to the defense forces, the Army on Saturday successfully test fired the Brahmos supersonic land attack cruise missile having a range of 300 km in Pokhran, Rajasthan.
“At 1000 hrs today, the Indian Army fired BrahMos land-attack cruise missile successfully against a designated target at Pokhran test range in Rajasthan, demonstrating the weapon’s supreme operational capability,” Defence officials said.
The missile was test-launched by a Mobile Autonomous Launcher (MAL) deployed in full configuration.
“BrahMos missile system, the most lethal and potent weapon system for precision strike available with Indian Army, has proved again its effectiveness in today’s successful launch,” said Sudhir Mihra, Chief of BrahMos Aerospace.
The Army has already inducted three regiments of BrahMos in its arsenal. All are equipped with Block-III version of missile, which was tested earlier this year.
The fire-and-forget Missile has the capability to take on surface-based targets by flying a combined high-low trajectory, thus evading enemy air defence systems.