Despite heavy downpour across Odisha, India on Monday successfully test-fired the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from a military base at Balasore district. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted: BRAHMOS, the supersonic cruise missile was successfully tested from Integrated Test Range at Balasore, Odisha… The test was under extreme weather conditions with sea-state 7 (waves as high as 9 m). Her tweet added that “This successful @DRDO_India trial validates the extension and reinforces the all-weather capabilities of the BRAHMOS missile”.
The missile was tested as part of the service life extension program for the Indian Army. This successful @DRDO_India trial validates the extension and reinforces the all-weather capabilities of the BRAHMOS missile.
— Raksha Mantri (@DefenceMinIndia) July 16, 2018
A press release from the Ministry of Defence said the missile was fired at 10:17 am, from a Mobile Autonomous Launcher. “The precision…