BrahMos celebrates 23 years of milestones in missile technology

It was on 12 June 2001 that the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile soared into the skies from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur.
Brahmos missile (File)
Brahmos missile (File)

New Delhi: BrahMos today commemorated the 23th anniversary of its first successful test launch, a groundbreaking moment in the history of defense technology.

It was on 12 June 2001 that the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile soared into the skies from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, marking the beginning of a new era in missile technology.

The missile was developed by BrahMos Aerospace, a joint venture between India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Russia’s NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM).

BrahMos Aerospace received its first production order from the Indian Navy in 2005.Since then, the weapon system has garnered a strong interest in the international defence arena due to its exceptional precision, speed, and range capabilities.

It recently bagged major contracts, including ‘India’s biggest export deal’ with the Republic Philippines worth around US$375 million; Order for Mobile Coastal Batteries for Indian Navy; and the recent and largest-ever order worth Rs 20,000 Cr approximately from Indian Navy for advanced BrahMos systems.

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