DRDO testfires BrahMos Supersonic Missile off Odisha coast

Balasore: The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile featuring Indian propulsion system, airframe, power supply and other major indigenous components, was successfully test-fired at 10.20 AM today from ITR, Chandipur in Odisha.

The supersonic missile was successfully test-fired for its full range of 290-km during the launch jointly conducted by DRDO and BrahMos Aerospace.

With this successful mission, the indigenous content in the formidable weapon has reached a high value, thus bolstering India’s defence indigenisation and the flagship ‘Make in India’ programme.

Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh congratulated team DRDO, BrahMos and Industries for today’s successful mission.

A joint venture of India and Russia, the world-class BrahMos has already been inducted in the Army and Navy while the process is on for an early induction in the Air Force.

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