Today BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired from an Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Odisha's coastal Chandipur district.

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The test was carried out under extreme conditions at around 10.18 am.

Sources said today test was done in extreme weather conditions like the high speed wind against the missile system and several such extreme conditions.

Test was successful thus increasing the life of the missile by two to five years. The missile has a range of up to 290km with supersonic speed. The cruising speed of it is up to Mach 3.0, or three times the speed of sound added sources.

Brahmos is a supersonic missile produced jointly by India and Russia and derives the name based on the rivers Brahmaputra and Moskva.

BrahMos is a joint venture between Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India and NPOM of Russia. The highly versatile BrahMos has been operationalised in the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force.

BRAHMOS has established itself as a major force multiplier in modern-day complex battlefields with its impeccable land-attack, anti-ship capabilities with multi-role and multi-platform abilities.

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Today's test launch comes close on the heels of two trials of BrahMos missile conducted on May 21 and 22 this year in which the major sub-systems manufactured indigenously under the 'Make in India' campaign were tested, they said.

Through this spate of trials the critical indigenous components including fuel management system and other non-metallic airframe components have qualified to form part of the missile, the sources said.

The missile was successfully test fired on May 21 from the ITR as part of service life extension programme.

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