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BrahMos missile fails during testfiring, falls shortly after takeoff

Mon, 12 Jul 2021   |  Reading Time: < 1 minute

Balasore (Odisha) [India], July 12 (ANI): In a rare instance, the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile failed during a testfiring being carried out off the coast of Odisha on Monday and fell shortly after takeoff. The extended range version of the missile was being tested which is capable of hitting targets up to 450 kilometres. “The missile fell off very shortly after the launch this morning. The reasons for the failure would be analysed by a joint team of scientists from the Defence Research and Development Organisation and BrahMos aerospace corporation,” sources told ANI here.

BrahMos has been a very reliable missile and has failed very rarely during tests. Sources said prima facie it seems that the missile failed due to issues with the propulsion system but the exact cause would be known only after complete test analysis. BrahMos supersonic cruise missile earlier was used for below 300 km targets but would now be used for striking at longer ranges with supersonic speeds.

Notably, a number of other versions of the supersonic cruise missile were earlier developed by BrahMos Aerospace under joint ventures between the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India and NPO Mashinostroeyenia (NPOM) of Russia. The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile range derived its name from two rivers, the Brahmaputra in India and the Moskva in Russia. (ANI)


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ns

Sep 19, 2021
S Korea success to launch sonic missile range about 300 to 500km .

dipankar

Jul 13, 2021
Its time for Govt to increase FDI to 100% in defense and allow Private sector to start R&D , Test and production in defense armaments even for exports. DRDO alone as a single R&D Org in Indian defense is failing, too much of delays and red tape. What ever are tested in 2021 are going to induct in 2050 , China will have more superior weapons till then and India may Loose a 2 front war with an outdated technologies.

Vishal Kohli

Jul 12, 2021
it's a set back news, for an indigenous missile named "Brahmos" to fail test, for which India was proud ... but we all know, failures give experience to overcome the drawback of such incident and have full confidence on DRDO to retest again after fault finding and achieve its target of 450+ kms... Jai Bharat 🇮🇳🏹🕉️🙏👍

Amit Rana

Jul 12, 2021
There bar have declined lately and isro have been infiltrated I feel as there was a period where we were a threat to top countries in space but it started with chandrayaan...no big success have been achieved after that.

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