Indian Army Successfully Test Fires Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile




      India successfully test fired Brahmos supersonic cruise missile today as part of a user trial by the Army from the test range at Chandipur off Odisha coast, The Press Trust of India reported.


      "The missile was test fired from a ground mobile launcher from the launch complex-3 at about 1122 hours and the trial was successful," a defence official was quoted as saying.

      The two-stage missile, the first one being solid and the second one ramjet liquid propellant,
 

has already been inducted into the Army and Navy, he said. While induction of the first version of Brahmos missile system in the Indian Navy commenced from 2005 with INS Rajput, it is now fully operational with two regiments of the Army.

      The air launch version and the submarine launch version of the missile system are in progress, said the official. The Army has so far placed orders for the Brahmos missile to be deployed by three regiments of the Army and two of them have already been inducted operationally, the report said.

      The Defence Ministry has also given a go-ahead to the Army to induct a third regiment equipped with the missile system to be deployed in Arunachal Pradesh along the China border.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Indian Army Successfully Test Fires Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile



      India successfully test fired Brahmos supersonic cruise missile today as part of a user trial by the Army from the test range at Chandipur off Odisha coast, The Press Trust of India reported.


      "The missile was test fired from a ground mobile launcher from the launch complex-3 at about 1122 hours and the trial was successful," a defence official was quoted as saying.

      The two-stage missile, the first one being solid and the second one ramjet liquid propellant,
 

has already been inducted into the Army and Navy, he said. While induction of the first version of Brahmos missile system in the Indian Navy commenced from 2005 with INS Rajput, it is now fully operational with two regiments of the Army.

      The air launch version and the submarine launch version of the missile system are in progress, said the official. The Army has so far placed orders for the Brahmos missile to be deployed by three regiments of the Army and two of them have already been inducted operationally, the report said.

      The Defence Ministry has also given a go-ahead to the Army to induct a third regiment equipped with the missile system to be deployed in Arunachal Pradesh along the China border.

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