Brahmos demonstrates capability

The test-launch was witnessed by several top Army officials,including Corps Commander Lt Gen Amit Sharma.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:November 19, 2013 4:04 am

After demonstrating its capability as a precision-attack missile,the Brahmos validated its deep penetration ability by successfully piercing a concrete structure at the Pokhran test range on Monday morning.

The Block III variant of the Brahmos was test-launched by the Army from a Mobile Autonomous Launcher deployed with a Mobile Command Post and hit its target with precision,penetrating the structure.

“The launch has successfully validated the deep penetration capability of the supersonic cruise missile system against hardened targets,” a Brahmos official said.

The test-launch was witnessed by several top Army officials,including Corps Commander Lt Gen Amit Sharma.

The Block III variant of the land-attack missile has in the past demonstrated its capabilities in mountain operations by achieving a supersonic steep dive with precision strike.

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