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India successfully tests a medium-range surface-to-air missile off the coast of Odisha.

Story Highlights
  • According to DRDO authorities, the missile made a direct strike on the target at a great distance during the test.
  • On January 20, the Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile was fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) off the coast of Odisha, validating numerous new indigenous systems.

India successfully tested a medium-range surface-to-air missile off the coast of Odisha’s Balasore on Sunday, according to news agency ANI, citing Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) sources. According to officials, the test-fired missile, which is part of the Army’s arsenal, achieved a direct hit.

“At around 10.30 a.m., an MRSAM-Army missile system was tested from ITR Balasore, Odisha, intercepting a high-speed aerial target at long range.” The missile destroyed the target in a direct hit, according to the DRDO.

Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile Lunch

On January 20, a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with higher indigenous systems and improved performance was successfully test-launched from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.

Brahmos Aerospace carried out the launch in close collaboration with DRDO teams.

“During this textbook flight, the missile followed the projected trajectory and met all mission objectives,” the DRDO stated.

Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari congratulated everyone involved in the successful test-firing of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile.

The Navy tested a long-range version of the BrahMos earlier this month.

“The enhanced variant of the BrahMos missile’s long-range precision attack capabilities has been successfully validated. Target annihilation with pinpoint accuracy “a Navy spokesman said on Twitter.

Last week, a parliamentary standing committee hailed the government for agreeing to supply Brahmos rockets to the Philippines.

It also suggested that it increase its efforts to acquire additional export orders for military platforms produced in-house.

In January, India and the Philippines agreed to supply three batteries of BrahMos shore-based anti-ship missile systems for a total cost of US$ 375 million.

The committee also expressed its delight at Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) receiving orders for 83 Tejas fighter jets, and called for the development of new, upgraded, and more lethal versions of the LCA Tejas to be introduced soon.

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