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DRDO rectifying software glitch in BrahMos

February 09, 2009 22:35 IST

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The failure of the BrahMos missile during a recent test was due to a "software glitch" and the Defence Research and Development Organisation is doing a number of simulations and tests to ensure that it does not recur, A Sivathanu Pillai, Chief Executive Officer of the BrahMos Aerospace, said on Monday.

 "We have identified a software glitch as the reason for failure to accomplish the mission completely to our satisfaction. We are doing further tests and are confident of conducting a successful test soon," Pillai told media persons in Thiruvananthapuram.

The 290-km range supersonic cruise missile, developed jointly by India and Russia [Images] under a joint venture, failed to hit its intended target during tests in the Pokhran ranges in Rajasthan desert last month.

"The development of the BrahMos was a mission with complicated target engagements. Some targets were visible and some invisible," Pillai said.

"In these kind of tests, a hundred per cent success has to be ensured", Pillai, who briefed media on the second phase of expansion of BrahMos Aerospace unit in the Thiruvananthapuram, said.

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