Supersonic Cruise Missile BrahMos was successfully flight tested on Thursday from Pokhran test range in Rajasthan.
The precision strike weapon with Indian-made seeker flew in its designated trajectory and hit the target with pin-point accuracy. The missile flies almost three times the speed of sound and has a range of 290 km.
The seeker, a critical technology in missiles, was developed by Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad, in collaboration with other DRDO labs.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sithraman has congratulated the Armed Forces, Defence Research and Development Organization and Defence Industry for the successful flight test of BrahMos.
In a tweet message, the Minister said, the successful test will further bolster country's national security.The BrahMos weapon system developed jointly by India and Russia is one of the most formidable and precision strike anti-ship cruise missile in the world.