India successfully test-fired the BrahMos surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile on Wednesday.
The missile features indigenous booster and airframe section along with many other ‘Made in India’ sub-systems.
It was successfully flight-tested for a designated range at 10:30 am on Wednesday from ITR, Balasore in Odisha.
It is one more major step in enhancing the indigenous content.
The BrahMos Land-Attack Cruise Missile (LACM) was cruising at a top speed of Mach 2.8.
Union defence minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated all the personnel of DRDO and team BrahMos for the spectacular mission.
“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,” the defence minister tweeted.
“This achievement will give a big boost to India’s #AtmaNirbharBharat Pledge,” he added.
Dr G Satheesh Reddy, secretary, DD R&D and chairman, DRDO congratulated the scientific community and industry for this feat.
The successful launch of the missile 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, said a defence press release.