Advertisement

India tests upgraded cruise missile

NEW DELHI, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- An upgraded cruise missile by BrahMos Aerospace, an India-Russia joint venture, was successfully test fired by India Thursday.

The firing took place from an integrated test range off the Orissa coast, India's DDI News reported.

Advertisement

The "Block III version of BRAHMOS with advanced guidance and upgraded software, incorporating high maneuvers at multiple points and steep dive from high altitude, was flight tested successfully from Launch Complex III of ITR," said S P Dash, director of the complex.

The Block III missile is 27 feet long and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 661 pounds for up to 180 miles.

The company said its supersonic missile is capable of being launched from submarines, surface ships, aircraft and land-based Mobile Autonomous Launchers.

The Indian navy started outfitting combat ships with the initial variant of the missile in 2005. The Indian army also possesses the weapon.

Latest Headlines

Advertisement
Advertisement

Follow Us

Advertisement