India successfully tests supersonic cruise missile
Bhubaneswar, Mar 21: India Sunday successfully test fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a vertical launcher fitted on board moving warship INS Ranvir off the east coast, defence sources said.
The missile performed supersonic manoeuvring following the exact flight path and homed in on to the decommissioned target ship INS Meen, the sources said.
‘The mission met 100 percent success,’ Praveen Pathak, additional general manager of BrahMos Aerospace, told IANS over phone from New Delhi.
The missile, which has a range of 290 km and flies at a speed of 2.8 Mach, can take on a target lying anywhere in the 360 degree range of the ship. It was fired from INS Ranvir at 1130 hrs.
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