Indian Army Test Fires BrahMos Missile

15 August 2011 (Last Updated August 15th, 2011 18:30)

The Indian Army has conducted the 25th user trials of a supersonic guided missile, the BrahMos Block III, in Pokhran, near the Thar Desert region of Rajasthan, India. The BrahMos missile is capable of engaging targets in mountainous terrain and hillocks, according to defence officials.

The Indian Army has conducted the 25th user trials of a supersonic guided missile, the BrahMos Block III, in Pokhran, near the Thar Desert region of Rajasthan, India.

The BrahMos missile is capable of engaging targets in mountainous terrain and hillocks, according to defence officials.

The supersonic cruise missile, developed jointly by India and Russia, can hit ground targets from a very low altitude and can reach a speed of Mach 2.8.

The 290km range missile is powered by a solid propellant rocket, a liquid-fuelled ramjet to sustain supersonic cruise, and features a very low radar signature.

The BrahMos missile is expected to be deployed in the mountainous terrain along the Pakistani and Chinese border.