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Saturday, February 14, 2015

India Successfully Test-Fires BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile, Developed With Russian Help

INS KolkataIndia successfully test-fired its new BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on Saturday from the Navy's newest destroyer INS Kolkata. According to a statement from BrahMos Aerospace, a Russian-Indian joint venture, the launch was flawless as the missile met all its designed parameters.

The BrahMos missile has a range of 290 kilometers (about 180 miles) and is capable of carrying a warhead weighing up to 300 kilograms (about 661 pounds).

The missile has a top speed of Mach 2.8, which makes it about three times faster than the U.S. subsonic Tomahawk cruise missile, Indo-Asian News Service, an Indian news agency, reported.

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