Edited by: Alert India Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: November 22, 2017 22:28 IST ]
On Wednesday, India successfully test-fired the BrahMos, the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile.
Supersonic missiles travel faster than the speed of sound.
BrahMos—which has a multi-platform, multi-mission role—completed the tactical cruise missile triad. The Indian military considers as a traid those missile which are submarine, ground and aircraft-based. The BrahMos is capable of being launched from land, air and sea.
BrahMos, which is the collaborative effort of India’s Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Russia’s NPO Mashinostroeyenia, is the only supersonic weapon system in the world to have completed the triad, reported The New Indian Express. For the test on Wednesday, reported The Times of India, India fired the air variant of the missile.
On being gravity-dropped from the Sukhoi-30MKI, the two-stage missile’s engine fired up and immediately propelled to hit a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal.