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India tests BrahMos cruise missile at MTCR-busting range of 400 km

While the current test was restricted to 400 km, it is a signal that the BrahMos could be built for far longer ranges in the future, limited only by its fuel carriage.

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Brahmos missile | Rajnath Singh | Defence ministry

Ajai Shukla  |  New Delhi 



After long development plan, BrahMos comes into its own
The BrahMos is regarded as one of the world’s premier cruise missiles, with its supersonic speed of 2.8 Mach (almost 3,000 kmph) making it extremely difficult for enemy fighters to intercept and shoot down

Indo-Russian joint venture (JV) firm BrahMos Aerospace on Wednesday successfully tested an extended range version of the BrahMos cruise missile. While the existing version of the missile has a maximum range of 290 kilometres (km), the BrahMos fired on Wednesday struck a target more than 400 km away.

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First Published: Wed, September 30 2020. 22:35 IST

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