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Tuesday, May 29

BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

TNPSC Current Affairs - May 2018 by TNPSC Guru 

  • India Successfully test Fired BrahMos Supersonic cruise Missile with the aim to increase its life from 10 to 15 years.
  • It was test fired from mobile launcher from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur , Odisha.
  • This is the first Missile in India to extend its life from 10 to 15 years.

About BrahMos: 
  • Brhamos is jointly developed between India’s DRDO and Russia’s NPOM.
  • It was Named after River Brahmaputra (Brah) in India and Moskova(Mos) river in Russia
  • It is 2 stage missile, first stage fitted with Solid Propellant booster engine and the 2nd is fitted with Ramjet Liquid propellant.
  • First stage will gives the supersonic fast and get separated and then 2nd stage will take missile closer with 3 Mach speed.
  • BrahMos can travel thrice the speed of sound  with the target range of 290 km and can be extended upto 400 km.
  • It is world’s fastest Super Sonic Missile.

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