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BrahMos Missile

  • 24 Oct 2019
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The Indian Air Force (IAF), recently, carried out successful firing of BrahMos surface-to-surface missiles from a mobile platform at Trak Island in Andaman Nicobar islands.

  • IAF had previously successfully fired the land and air version of BrahMos missile.
  • The BrahMos missile provides Indian Air Force a much desired capability to strike from large stand-off ranges on any target at sea or on land with pinpoint accuracy by day or night and in all weather conditions.
    • The missile functions on the Fire and Forget principle with high accuracy.
  • BrahMos is a 2.8 Mach state-of-art supersonic cruise missile designed and developed by the BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited (BAPL).
    • BAPL was formed as a joint venture between the companies of India and Russia.

Source: PIB

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