India has successfully test-fires upgraded variant of Brahmos land supersonic cruise missile TASS 12705163

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India has successfully test-fires upgraded variant of Brahmos land supersonic cruise missile.
Russian-Indian BrahMos Aerospace joint venture (JV) has successfully tested upgraded variant of the BrahMos land-attack supersonic cruise missile, according to the company`s press department. The supersonic cruise missile was test-fired at 1200 hrs at the Pokhran field firing range in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district.
     
Russian-Indian BrahMos Aerospace joint venture (JV) has successfully tested upgraded variant of the BrahMos land-attack supersonic cruise missile, according to the company`s press department. The supersonic cruise missile was test-fired at 1200 hrs at the Pokhran field firing range in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district. Indian Army's BrahMos Mobile Autonomous Launchers (MAL) (Source Wikipedia)
     
"An advanced version of the BrahMos land-attack supersonic cruise missile system has been successfully test-fired on May 27, 2016 in the Western Sector by Indian Air Force. The missile has successfully hit and eliminated the designated target," a BrahMos Aerospace`s official said.

"The BrahMos missile systems will increase the combat effectiveness of all three services of Indian Armed Forces, providing efficient anti-ship and land-attack capabilities on the modern battlefield," he added.

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute`s (SIPRI) arms transfers database, BrahMos JV has produced 450 BrahMos cruise missiles in various configurations.

The BrahMos is a short range supersonic cruise missile with a range of 290 km and a speed of Mach 2.8 that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land. It is a joint venture between the Russian Federation's NPO Mashinostroeyenia and India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) who have together formed BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited.

The land version of BrahMos missile is fitted on an mobile autonomous launcher. The mobile land-based configuration of has achieved several advancements over the years in the form of Block I, Block II and Block III variants.
     
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