India has successfully tested the extended range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile which can hit targets at over 400 km range. This Test is carried out by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at 10:30 hours on September 30, 2020 from ITR, Balasore in Odisha.
DRDO carried out this test under PJ-10 project. The missile was launched with an indigenous booster.
The BrahMos Land-Attack Cruise Missile (LACM) was cruising at a top speed of Mach 2.8.
“Today’s successful launch has paved the way for the serial production of the indigenous booster and other indigenous components of the powerful BrahMos Weapon System realising Atmanirbhar Bharat pledge,” Ministry of Defence said in its official statement.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO team for the successful flight testing of BRAHMOS Supersonic Cruise Missile with Indigenous Booster and Air Frame for designated range.
Congratulations to Team @DRDO_India and @BrahMosMissile for the successful flight testing of #BRAHMOS Supersonic Cruise Missile with Indigenous Booster and Air Frame for designated range.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 30, 2020
This achievement will give a big boost to India’s #AtmaNirbharBharat Pledge. pic.twitter.com/39YuAcemed