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70% indigenous BrahMos cruise missile test-fired

While BrahMos was originally 50 per cent built in India, the missile tested on Thursday had an increased indigenous content of 70 per cent, say senior DRDO officials

70% indigenous BrahMos cruise missile test-fired
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Ajai Shukla New Delhi
An improved version of the Indo-Russian BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha, on Thursday.

The launch was conducted by Brahmos Aerospace, a joint venture between India’s Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) and NPO Mashinostroyeniya, the Russian rocket agency that developed the Russian part of BrahMos.

While BrahMos was originally 50 per cent built in India, the missile tested on Thursday had an increased indigenous content of 70 per cent, say senior DRDO officials. In what the DRDO describes as a “text-book flight”, it announced the missile followed

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First Published: Jan 21 2022 | 12:43 AM IST

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