Bhubaneswar: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday successfully test-fired land-attack version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile off the coast of Odisha.
In June, the DRDO had test-fired 450-km range BrahMos, equipped with an upgraded guidance system and a Russian-designed seeker which give the missile greater accuracy.
Described as the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile with a high rate of precision and accuracy, BrahMos can be fired from land, sea and air. BrahMos missile is thus a major force multiplier on the battlefield with impeccable multi-role and multi-platform launch capabilities.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had approved the acquisition of two BrahMos supersonic cruise missile coastal batteries for the Indian Navy in August.