Brahmos Block II Successful
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The Block II version of the BrahMos cruise missile was successfully tested on Sunday, hitting its target during a test at the Pokhran firing range in Rajasthan. “The missile was successfully launched at 11:15 a.m. and in the next two-and-a-half minutes, it hit the bull’’s eye in the Pokhran firing range in Rajasthan,” said DRDO officials. This was the third test-firing of the latest Block II version of the missile. Army’’s Director General of Military Operations Lieutenant General A S Sekhon, Artillery School Commandant Lt Gen Rao and Additional Director General (Artillery) Major General V K Tiwari were present during the test. DRDO’s Chief Controller and BrahMos Aerospace Chairman A Sivathanu Pillai and DRDL Director P Venugopalan were also present. After today’’s test, the development of the Block II version of the missile was completed and it was ready for induction in the Army. (ANI)
The Added Arsenal
This will provide an enhanced capability to the user for selection of a particular land target amongst group of targets. With this success BRAHMOS has become the only supersonic cruise missile possessing this advanced capability in the World providing an edge to the user with precise hit. The Indian Army is the first army in the World to have a regiment of supersonic cruise missile with advanced capabilities.
While DRDO promptly claimed the BrahMos Block-II missile had hit the “bull’s-eye”, the Army was reluctant to dub it “a success” without “detailed analysis”. The Army’s reluctance comes in the backdrop of the first test of this Block-II BrahMos flopping on January 20