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India successfully tests Brahmos missile

21.05.2018 148 просмотров

On May 21 this year, the BrahMos supersonic missile was successfully launched at the Balasor test site (Odisha state) from a mobile launcher.

Details became known from the press communiqué of the defense department DRDO, the Defense Research and Development Organization of India.

The report, in particular, specified that a series of new tests of BrahMos class missiles would involve extending the service life of these weapons from 10 to 15 years. Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated the team of engineers and noted that successful tests significantly reduce the cost of updating missiles on combat duty.

The missile has successfully completed the task. During the flight, all of its on-board systems functioned normally. In the future, India may adopt new BrahMos modifications capable of speeds up to Mach 7. The revised version is expected to be operational in 2024.

Help. The BrahMos missile is a joint Russian-Indian development. The company responsible for its production and operation is  BrahMos Aerospace (established in February 1998). The missile is capable of moving at a speed of Mach 2.5-2.8. The maximum range is 450 kilometers. The name of the rocket is made up of the abbreviated names of two rivers - Brahmaputra and Moscow. To date, the total volume of orders for BrahMos missiles is 5.5 billion US dollars. 70% of Indian military equipment is of Soviet and Russian production. 

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