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BRAHMOS achieves submerged vertical take-off for cruise missile

25th March 2013 - 10:35 GMT | by Jonathan Tringham in London


A submarine-launched version of the BrahMos Aerospace supersonic cruise missile has been successfully test-fired, the company announced on 20 March.

The missile was launched vertically from a submerged stationary platform, and travelled 290 km to reach its designated target via a pre-determined trajectory, the company revealed in a statement. 

‘All the telemetry and tracking stations, including Indian Naval ships positioned throughout the flight path confirmed the pinpoint accuracy of the mission,’ the statement said.

Modelled on the Russian-designed 3M55 Yakhont (SS-N-26) missile, the BrahMos can reach a maximum speed of Mach 3, and is the claimed to be the world’s …

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