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Current Affairs-Defense News on 30th October 2020

India successfully test fires Air-launched version of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile

India has successfully test-fired the Air-launched version of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile from Indian Air Force’s Sukhoi Fighter Jet aircraft in the Bay of Bengal.

Date of testing- 30th October 2020

Missile launched by- Sukhoi Su-30 MKI (Tigersharks Squadron)

About BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile-

  • The high precision missile has been developd by BrahMos Aerospace, which is a joint venture of India and Russia that manufactures supersonic cruise missiles that can be integrated with submarines, fighter jets or ground launch stations.
  • The missile has a mass of 2500 kg and it is 8.4 m long with 0.6 m diameter.
  • It can carry 300 kg of nuclear warhead with a range of 500km with a top speed of Mach 3.

Advantage-

  • It will provide the capability of striking the enemy from large stand-off range with a pin point accuracy in day and night and in any weather conditions.
  • It will provide strategic advantage over the countries sharing border disputes with India at the forward bases.