India tests BrahMos cruise missile to validate ‘life-extension’ features

22 May 2018

India successfully test-fired the BrahMos (PJ-10) supersonic cruise missile on 21 May to validate its “life-extension” capabilities and confirm the operational “efficacy and longevity” of the weapon system, according to a statement by the government’s Press Information Bureau (PIB).

The precision-strike missile, which was launched from a static mobile launcher from the Integrated Test Range at Balasore on India’s east coast, “flew in its designated trajectory and its key components functioned perfectly”, said the PIB.

Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the successful test-firing will lead to “huge savings” in replacement costs of the BrahMos missiles held in Indian inventories.

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