Defense & Security Current Affairs in October 2020
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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.
- 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.