Noting that “some problems” relating to Tuesday’s failed BrahMos test were being rectified,Defence Minister A K Antony said on Friday that the DRDO will carry out a fresh trial of the new missile system within a month.
“We can’t expect all our experiments to be successful. By and large,BrahMos is a success story. Always things don’t go according to plans. There were some problems and they are rectifying it,” he told reporters here on the sidelines of a CII-sponsored Defence Industry Seminar.
“They told me that within a month another experiment will be conducted,” Antony said referring to DRDO plans. BrahMos,a 290-km range cruise missile that can touch 2.8 times the speed of sound,is a joint venture between India and Russia. Currently,the missile is operational in the Indian Army and Navy.
Tuesday’s trials of the missile were for validating its new guidance systems and a vertical mode launch. However,the missile had developed a minor glitch in the last stage and had filed to hit the target.
Though DRDO has initially claimed the test to be a success,it later backtracked and admitted the failure of the system. DRDO scientists carried out an analysis of the failed systems and are now working to rectify the faults.