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Army successfully tests fire BrahMos cruise missile

Jaisalmer , Sun, 04 Mar 2012 ANI

Jaisalmer, Mar 4 (ANI): The Army on Sunday successfully test fired the 290-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile at the Pokharan range in Jaisalmer.


The test was conducted in pursuit of operationalising the second regiment of the weapon system in service.


Senior Army officials including Vice Chief Lt Gen Krishna Singh were present at the launching range to witness the test.


The Army has so far placed orders for three regiments of the supersonic cruise missile and with Sunday's test firing, two of them have been inducted operationally.


One regiment of the 290-km range BrahMos consists around 65 missiles, five mobile autonomous launchers on Tatra vehicles and two mobile command posts, among other equipment.


The BrahMos missile has already been inducted into the Navy and is deployed on all the front line surface warships of the maritime force. (ANI)


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