Suc­cess­ful test fir­ing of Brahmos with indige­nous seeker

SP's MAI - - MILITARY UPDATES -

BrahMos, the for­mi­da­ble su­per­sonic cruise mis­sile with indige­nous seeker was suc­cess­fully flight tested at 0842 hrs on March 22 at the Pokhran test range in Ra­jasthan. The su­per­sonic cruise mis­sile and the seeker have been de­vel­oped jointly by DRDO and BrahMos Aero­space.

The pre­ci­sion strike weapon with indige­nous seeker flew in its des­ig­nated tra­jec­tory and hit the pre-set tar­get. The flight test was con­ducted by the sci­en­tists of DRDO and BrahMos along with the In­dian Army. A high level team led by Chair­man DRDO & Sec­re­tary DDR&D Dr S. Christo­pher was present dur­ing the flight trial, which in­cluded DG (Mis­siles & Strate­gic Sys­tems) & SA to RM Dr G. Satheesh Reddy and Di­rec­tor Gen­eral BrahMos Dr Sud­hir Mishra.

Pro­gramme Di­rec­tor Dr Dashrath Ram and Project Di­rec­tor Mrs V Prameelawho had led the ef­fort for de­vel­op­ment of the indige­nous seeker were also part of the team. Se­nior IAF of­fi­cials also wit­nessed the suc­cess­ful launch of the tac­ti­cal weapon.

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