New BrahMos missile successfully tested, hits target

March 4th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Pokhran, Mar. 4 (ANI): A new version of the BrahMos cruise missile was successfully tested on Wednesday, hitting its target at the Armys test range in Pokhran, Rajasthan. On January 20, the BrahMos Block II, during an earlier test, took off successfully, but deviated from its path and landed away from its target. Official sources claimed a small defect in the software of the homing device of the missile prevented the hit then, defect has since been rectified. The technology in the Block II missiles is said to be unparalleled, capable of hitting even insignificant targets hidden in a cluster of buildings. The new seeker being developed is unique and would help us to hit our targets which are insignificant in terms of size in a cluster of large buildings. Once developed, we would be the only nation with this advanced technology, DRDO sources have claimed. The Army had clearly told the BrahMos Aerospace Corporation that it would induct the supersonic missile’’s new version only after testing its capabilities in a series of tests. BrahMos, an Indo-Russian joint venture company with its headquarters in Delhi, would start deliveries of the 240 missiles order from the Army within two years. (ANI)

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