70% indigenous BrahMos cruise missile test-fired

What is the news?

An improved version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha.

What is Brahmos Missile?

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How was this Brahmos missile test different from earlier?

Firstly, the BrahMos that was originally built had 50% indigenous content. But the missile tested now had an increased indigenous content of 70%.

Secondly, the missile has also been fine-tuned to achieve an enhanced capability and  improved performance. 

Other News Covered in the Article

Saab awarded Indian contract for AT4 support weapon: AT4 is a man portable single shot anti armour weapon. It has been built by Swedish defence major Saab.

It can be used to hit enemy tanks, armoured vehicles, helicopters and landing craft.

The weapon weighs around 9 kg and has an effective range of 200 m.

It will be used by the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force.

Source: This post is based on the article ‘70% indigenous BrahMos cruise missile test-fired’ published in PIB on 21st January 2022.

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