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India test-fires supersonic BrahMos missile

March 05, 2008 19:03 IST

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A ship-to-shore version of the supersonic BrahMos missile was successfully test-fired in the Andamans on Wednesday.

 

The Defence Ministry announced that the missile with a range of more than 290 km was launched from the deck of the Russian acquired missile destroyer INS Rajput and precisely hit a land target in one of the islands.

 

"The missile met all mission parameters and the test has established the sea to land capability of the formidable weapon system," a spokesman said.

 

This was the 15th test of the missile jointly developed by Russia [Images] and India. Scientists have already carried out successful tests of the ship-to-ship version as well as surface-to-surface version of the multi-role missiles.

 

The induction of BrahMos has already begun in the Navy as well as Army. Defence Research and Development

 

Organisation is now developing air-to-ground and submarine-launched version of the missile. Defence Minister A K Antony congratulated the naval team as well as scientists for the success of the ship-to-land version of the missile.




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