With this successful mission, the indigenous content in the formidable weapon has reached a high value, thus bolstering India’s defence indigenisation
BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile featuring Indian propulsion system, airframe, power supply and other major indigenous components, was successfully test fired on September 30 from ITR, Chandipur in Odisha. The missile was successfully test-fired for its full range of 290 km during the launch jointly conducted by DRDO and BrahMos Aerospace.
With this successful mission, the indigenous content in the formidable weapon has reached a high value, thus bolstering India’s defence indigenisation and the flagship ‘Make in India’ programme.
The defence minister Rajnath Singh congratulated team DRDO, BrahMos and industries for the successful mission. The secretary, department of defence, R&D and chairman DRDO, G. Satheesh Reddy and DG, Missiles and Strategic Systems MSR Prasad also congratulated the teams for the successful launch.
DG DRDO BrahMos & CEO & MD BrahMos Aerospace Sudhir Kumar Mishra, director DRDL Dashrath Ram and BK Das director ITR coordinated and witnessed the entire mission at the launch site and termed the successful flight test as a landmark achievement in enhancing India’s ‘Make in India’ capabilities.
Jointly developed by India and Russia, the versatile BRAHMOS has been operationalised in the Indian armed forces with all the three services.