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Extended-range BrahMos Missile Fails Flight Test

On July 12, India unsuccessfully test fired an extended-range version of its BrahMos cruise missile. According to defense industry sources, the missile failed shortly after flight, likely due to propulsion system malfunctions. Jointly developed by India and Russia, the BrahMos missile travels at supersonic speeds and has a range of 300 km. The extended-range variant...

India Tests BrahMos Cruise Missile

On October 18, India successfully test launched a BrahMos cruise missile from a destroyer, striking a target in the Arabian Sea. In a release, India’s Ministry of Defence stated that the missile performed “extremely complex manoeuvres” in flight. India previously tested an extended-range variant of the BrahMos missile on September 30. Related Links: BrahMos Supersonic...

India Tests Multiple Missiles

Between September 30 and October 11, India fired two cruise missiles, a ballistic missile, and a anti-submarine missile in a series of tests. A fifth launch—of a new submarine-launched ballistic missile—will reportedly occur in the next 15 months. In the first test on September 30, Indian forces successfully launched an extended-range variant of the BrahMos...

Philippines to Order BrahMos Missile

On December 17, Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed Manila would purchase the BrahMos cruise missile from India in early 2020. Speaking to Philippine press, Lorenzana added that the Philippine armed forces would buy “two batteries” of BrahMos systems with three launchers apiece. BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile with a range of 290 km...

India Tests BrahMos Missile

On December 17, India successfully test fired two variants of the BrahMos cruise missile near the Bay of Bengal. After testing a ground-launched missile, the Indian military tested an air-launched BrahMos variant, successfully meeting test parameters. The BrahMos missile is a supersonic cruise missile with a range of 300 km. Related Links: 2 versions of...

India Test Fires BrahMos Missile

On October 21-22, the Indian Air Force successfully test fired two surface-launched BrahMos missiles off the Andaman Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal. According to the Indian Ministry of Defense, both cruise missiles struck targets 300 km away. Jointly developed by India and Russia, the BrahMos reaches a cruising speed of Mach 3 and...

India Tests Indigenous BrahMos Variant

On September 30, India flight tested an updated BrahMos cruise missile with an Indian-built propulsion system, airframe, power supply, and other components. The missile flew 290 km from its launch point at Chandipur test site. Jointly developed by India and Russia, the BrahMos missile can reach a maximum speed of Mach 2.8 and entered service...

India to Field Coastal Antiship Missiles

On August 9, India’s Defence Acquisition Council cleared the purchase of new ground-launched antiship missile batteries. The Next Generation Maritime Mobile Coastal Batteries planned for acquisition would use the Indo-Russian BrahMos cruise missile, which has an estimated range of 500 km. The supersonic missile first entered Indian service in 2007. Related Links: Coastal batteries with...

India, Russia Developing Next-Generation BrahMos Missile

Speaking at a Russian naval exhibition on July 16, a representative of BrahMos Aerospace stated that development was underway for the BrahMos-NG, an upgraded version of the BrahMos cruise missile. The new BrahMos will reportedly reach higher speeds—Mach 3.5 over its predecessor’s 2.8—and be smaller in diameter. It is planned to equip India’s Project 75...

India Test Fires Brahmos Missile

On June 4, India’s Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO) successfully tested an antiship version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. The launch took place on a test range off the Odisha Coast at India’s Integrated Test Range. An air launched BrahMos variant was also test fired on May 22. The BrahMos missile is jointly developed...