Indian Army receives second Brahmos Block II missile

10 November 2011 (Last Updated November 10th, 2011 04:35)

The Indian Army has received the second regiment of Brahmos Block II variant supersonic cruise missile systems to bolster its combat capabilities.

The Indian Army has received the second regiment of Brahmos Block II variant supersonic cruise missile systems to bolster its combat capabilities.

Director general artillery, lieutenant general Vinod Nayanar, said: "We have guns for near range and Smerch rockets for ranges of 75km... Brahmos is the system which has added tremendous firepower capability to Indian Armed Forces for targets as deep as 300km."

The second Block II variant missile regiment consists of mobile launchers, command post, replenishment systems, fire control systems installed with advanced electronic hardware and software as well as several communication systems.

The 290km-range missile has a speed of Mach 2.8 and can be launched from land, ship, submarines and air platforms.

The army has already inducted a full Block-I regiment for precision attack.