Sunday, September 5, 2010

India BrahMos Missile Test Was Successful

India on Sept. 5 successfully tested a surface-to-surface version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, officials said.The missile, which India has developed jointly with Russia, was fired from a mobile launcher 125 miles (200 kilometers) northeast of Bhubaneswar, the capital of the eastern state of Orissa

"The test of surface-to-surface version of BrahMos was successful and matched all the mission objectives," according to S.P. Dash, director of the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur-on-sea.

Last tested March 21, BrahMos has a range of 180 miles (290 kilometers) and can carry a 600-pound (300 kilogram) conventional warhead.

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