BRAHMOS, the supersonic cruise missile was successfully test fired at 1040 hours today, the 21 st of May 2018 at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore, Odisha as part of service life extension programme. The life extension test firing of BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile was conducted from a Static Inclined Launcher, proving the efficacy and longevity of the system which was witnessed by Scientists from DRDO and BrahMos.
The precision strike missile flew in its designated trajectory and the key components functioned perfectly. BrahMos is a joint venture between DRDO of India and NPOM of Russia, the highly versatile BrahMos has emerged as the ultimate weapon of choice in modern warfare with its unmatched speed, precision and firepower.
Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated team DRDO and BrahMos for the successful flight test and said that it would result in huge saving of replacement cost of missiles held in the inventory of Indian Armed Forces.
Dr S Christopher, Chairman DRDO & Secretary Department of Defence R&D congratulated DRDO and BrahMos on the successful validation of life extension test firing of BrahMos Missile. Dr Sudhir Mishra, DG (BrahMos) & CEO & MD, BrahMos congratulated the team BrahMos and DRDO for today’s successful flight test and said this launch will benefit the Armed Forces to maintain inventory for economical and longer duration.