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India tests BrahMos cruise missile under ‘extreme weather conditions’

17 July 2018

India successfully test-fired the BrahMos (PJ-10) supersonic cruise missile on 16 July to validate its “life-extension” capabilities and confirm the operational efficacy of the weapon system under “extreme weather conditions”, according to a statement by the government’s Press Information Bureau (PIB).

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

“BrahMos has proved again an all-weather capability flying in Sea State 7 with waves as high as 9 m,” said the statement, adding that the test also validated the range capability of the weapon under “the most severe weather conditions”.

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