BrahMos test-fired from Odisha

Note: the footage above is from 2007

India, on 29JUL12, test-fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile as part of a user trial by the Army from a test range at Chandipur off the Odisha coast.

The missile, which has a flight range of up to 290 km, is capable of carrying a conventional warhead of 300 kg.

“The cruise missile was test fired from a ground mobile launcher from the launch complex-3 at about 1030 hours and all data is being retrieved for analysis,” defence sources said.

The Army has so far placed orders for the Brahmos missile to be deployed by three regiments of the Army; two of them have already been inducted operationally.

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

The last trial was conducted on March 28, 2012 from the same base and it was successful.

TOI 29JUL12

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