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Naval version of BrahMos test-fired

November 03, 2004 16:13 IST

BrahMos, the supersonic cruise missile jointly developed by India and Russia, was flight-tested on Wednesday off the Orissa coast, defence sources said.

The naval version of the missile was test-fired from the Indian navy's destroyer 'INS Rajput' at around 1118 IST, the sources said.

They said although BrahMos is essentially an anti-ship missile, it can also hit targets on land. The missile, which has multi-target capability and enjoys a maneuverable trajectory, can also be fired from a mobile platform on land.

BrahMos has a striking range of 290 km and weighs about 3 tonnes. It is eight-metre long and carries a conventional warhead weighing about 200 kg, the sources added.

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