BrahMos test fire at Pokhran rescheduled, likely this week
The army has rescheduled the test fire of supersonic cruise missile BrahMos which was earlier scheduled for Monday. Citing technical reas...
The army has rescheduled the test fire of supersonic cruise missile BrahMos which was earlier scheduled for Monday.
Citing technical reasons for the delay, sources said the test fire will be conducted in the next two to three days at the Pokhran field firing range.
Senior officials of army and Brahmos Aerospace chief executive officer A Sivathanu Pillai is likely to observe the launch.
Targets are being made and preparations are completed at Chandhan area of Pokhran field firing range to test the land attack version block-2 of the BrahMos missile, the joint venture of India and Russia.
The test comes at a time when Pakistan and China are conducting a joint brigade-level war game along the international border close to Jaisalmer.
Source said the BrahMos missile will be fired using an autonom ous launcher, for which a launch pad is being made in between Chandhan and Lathi while the targets are placed at Ajosar village, an approximate distance of 28 km. This land attack version block-2 is fitted with advance seeker software and has the capacity of discriminating the target.