India has successfully test-fired an extended range version of its Brahmos supersonic cruise missile

New Delhi, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) — hu Xiaoming India’s Defense Ministry said Thursday it successfully test-fired an extended range supersonic cruise missile, which can hit targets more than 400 kilometers away.

According to Indian media reports, the missile was launched from a mobile launcher at 10:30 am local time in the Barasol area of Odisha State. This is the second time That India has test-fired an extended range version of the Brahmos missile with an indigenous missile booster.

Brahmos is a supersonic cruise missile jointly developed by India and Russia that can be launched in various ways, including land, sea and air. The missile is currently in use in the Indian army, Navy and air force. According to the information, the Brahmos missile has a flight speed of Mach 2.8 to Mach 3, a range of 290 km, and can carry a conventional warhead of 200 to 300 kg. (after)