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India successfully test-fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

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  • October 1, 2020
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India successfully test-fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Defence; Security

In news

  • India successfully test-fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile recently.

Key takeaways

  • Carried out by: Defence Research and Development Organisation, DRDO from Balasore in Odisha.
  • BrahMos surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile features indigenous Booster and Airframe Section along with many other ‘Made in India’ sub-systems.
  • The BrahMos Land-Attack Cruise Missile was cruising at a top speed of Mach 2.8. 
  • It is one more major step in enhancing the indigenous content.
  • This successful launch has paved the way for the serial production of the indigenous booster and other indigenous components of the powerful BrahMos Weapon System.

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