- BrahMos supersonic cruise missile fell soon after takeoff
- This test of BrahMos missile was done in Odisha
- The reason for the missile failure will be ascertained.
Monday did not prove to be a good day for the BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile. This missile proved to be a failure in the test conducted off the coast of Odisha. The supersonic cruise missile collapsed shortly after takeoff. In fact, the extended range version of the missile was being tested in this test, which is capable of hitting targets up to 450 km.
According to news agency ANA sources, the missile fell soon after its launch on Monday morning. Why this test of BrahMos missile failed, now this matter is being investigated by a joint team of scientists of Defense Research and Development Organization and BrahMos Aerospace Cooperation.
Failure in the test will be analyzed
BrahMos has been a very reliable missile and has failed very rarely during trials. According to sources, prima facie it appears that the missile failed due to issues with the driving force but the exact reason will be known only after the analysis of the test.
Cruise missile will be used for long range firepower
The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was earlier used for targets below 300 km, but will now be used for long range strikes with supersonic speed.
Why was it named Brahmos?
The BrahMos supersonic missile is named after two rivers. Named after the Brahmaputra River of India and the Moskva River of Russia.
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