Shailesh Kumar is an independent journalist with over 17 years of experience in crime, political and defence reporting for leading media brands including Star News, India TV and NewsX. He is the founder editor of defence and security news portal, National Defence.
New Delhi, 27 May 2016
An advanced version of BRAHMOS land-attack supersonic cruise missile system has been successfully test fired today on the 27th of May 2016 at 1200 hrs in the Western Sector by the Indian Airforce.
The unique BrahMos weapon system on numerous occasions has established its supremacy in the World of supersonic cruise missile.
The Flight conducted today in one of the firing range in western sector has met its mission parameters in a copybook manner. Meeting all flight parameters the formidable weapon successfully hit and annihilated the designated target, officials confirmed.
“I congratulate the Indian Airforce for successfully accomplishing such a complex mission. BRAHMOS has proved its mettle once again as the best supersonic cruise missile system in the world,” Sudhir Mishra, CEO & MD of BrahMos Aerospace, said.
DRDO Chief Dr S Christopher also congratulated the Indian Airforce, BrahMos team & DRDO scientists involved in today’s successful mission.
The accuracy in mountain warfare mode was recently re-established in a campaign conducted by the Indian Army in the eastern sector last year and repeated last month.
This formidable missile system has empowered all three wings of the armed forces with impeccable anti-ship & land attack capability.
This model of JV has yielded results in shortest possible time and has been well recognised by the Indian as well as armed forces of many countries who are interested in acquiring this weapon complex.