Brahmos missile test fire successful in Odisha’s Chandipur base
The DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) test fired the supersonic Cruise missile Brahmos successfully. from Odisha’s Chandipur on December 17, 2019. The medium range missile is capable of being launched from warships, submarines, land or fighter jets.
About Brahmos :-
The BrahMos (designated PJ-10) is ramjet supersonic cruise missile capable of being launched from submarines, ships, fighter jets or land. It is the fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world. It is a joint venture between the Russian Federation's NPO Mashinostroyeniya and India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), who together have formed BrahMos Aerospace.
1- Originated from:Russia and India 2- Possessed by: Russia, India, Vietnam 3- Alternate
names: PJ-10 4- Class: Supersonic Cruise Missile 5- Length: 8.0-8.2 m 6- Diameter: 0.67 m 7- Launch
weight: 2,200-3,000 kg 8- Payload: 200-300 kg
9- Range: 300-500 km, 290 km export version
It is based on the Russia p-800 cruise missile and other similar sea-skimming Russian cruise missile technology. The name BrahMos is a portmanteau formed from the names of two rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and the Moskva of Russia.
Theland-attack version of the missile was test-fired from a mobile autonomous launcher at Launch Complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near here at around 8.30 am.
The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was successful, meeting all the parameters, a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) .
The BrahMos has a range of between 300-500 km depending on which variant and launch platform is used. The missile is powered by a solid propellant boost motor with a liquid-fueled ramjet sustainer motor.
The ship and ground-launched version is 8.2 m in length, has a body diameter of 0.67 m, carries a 300 kg payload, and has a launch weight of 3,000 kg; the air-launched version is 8.0 m in length, has a diameter of 0.67 m, carries a 200 kg payload, and has a launch weight of 2,200 to 2,500 kg. All versions have four clipped tip delta wings at mid-body, with four small delta control fins at the rear.
The BrahMos carries either a 200 or 300 kg high explosive semi-armor-piercing warhead or a 250 kg submunitions warhead. It can be launched from a vertical launch system, a ramp launcher, or alternatively from the air. In 2013, the missile was successfully launched from a submerged barge as well, demonstrating the capability to deploy on future missile submarines.
In 2016, India agreed to sell Vietnam the Brahmos missile after gaining acceptance into the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). Variants sold internationally only have a range of 290 km to fall under the 300 km restrictions in the MTCR