DRDO (Defense Research and Development Organization) unit has confirmed Significant Achievement on successful testing of BrahMos SupersonicMissile featured with ‘ Indigenous Booster ‘ and ‘ Airframe Section ‘ along with many other ‘Make in India’ sub-systems. It was tested successfully at 10:30 am on September 30, 2020, from ITR (Integrated Test Range), Balasore, Odisha. The missile was developed with the utmost use of indigenous components. DRDO has put all their efforts on missile development with primary concentration to reduce the export cost for research purposes.
On the launching program of BrahMos, DRDO congratulated all the scientific institutions and the scientific society of India for their constant support and belief in achieving the test-fired at approximately triple the speed of sound. The missile was able to fly over 400km at a top speed of Mach 2.8.
What is BrahMos?
BrahMos is a surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile. The BrahMos Land-Attack Cruise Missile (LACM) is considered the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile. It has already been implemented well in India’s specific departments, such as the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, etc.
BrahMos missile is basically of two stages. At its first stage, a propellant booster engine is there to take up the supersonic speed. After attaining the speed, it gets separated. The second stage can also be termed as the ‘Liquid Ramjet.’ It transmits nearly at the rate of Mach 3 in its cruise phase.
Firstly, the BrahMos Missile Project was developed jointly by the DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) along with the support of the leading Russian aerospace enterprise NPOM. For BrahMos, DRDO first requested for some components from Russian counterparts. But after that, they decided to encourage the indigenous power, and India’s HEMRL lab was then assigned to develop the booster.
# Congratulation Tweets
#Defence Minister of India, Sri. Rajnath Singh, congratulated them for their most significant success to all the DRDO unit personnel for the BrahMos missile through twitter. Dr. G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary DD, R&D, and Chairman DRDO also shared the warmest appreciation for the DRDO’s successful mission along with all the scientific community and industry for this feat.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 30, 2020
#Press Information Bureau (PIB), Government of India, also published the remarkable story of the success of the indigenous Booster and Airframe section in their twitter handles, appreciating the ‘Made in India’ efforts of the DRDO team.
#BrahMos surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile featuring indigenous Booster & Airframe Section along with many other ‘Made in India’ sub-systems was successfully flight tested from ITR, Balasore in Odisha.
— PIB India (@PIB_India) September 30, 2020