atynews.com – India is reported to have test-fired a BrahMos supersonic missile (missile) today. The trial is also claimed to be successful.
Quoted from India Today, Monday (16/07/2018), this trial is also done in extreme conditions.
BrahMos Aerospace in cooperation with the Indian Agency for Defense Research and Development (DRDO) conducted a 10/30 am Test of Integrated Test (ITR) Balasore to validate the missile “extension” technology.
In this trial report, Age of use of BrahMos missiles will be extended from ten years to 15 years.
BrahMos missile has a range of up to 290 km flying at supersonic speed throughout the flight. India’s weapon is claimed to be non-interception by the defense system which is world renowned. The missile could be raced at speeds up to Mach 3.0, or three times the speed of sound.
In the same report says that the missile’s destructive power has also been increased due to its large kinetic energy at impact.
Cruising altitude can now be up to 15km and altitude as low as 10 meters terminal. BrahMos can carry conventional warheads weighing 200kg to 300kg.