ISLAMABAD: To enhance indigenous missile manufacturing capabilities, India on Sunday successfully test-fired the 290-km range Brahmos supersonic cruise missile from the integrated test range at Chandipur.
The 32nd test-firing was part of the development trials of the missile which has already been inducted into the Army and the Navy.
The objective of the mission was to evaluate some of the newer subsystems which are produced from the Indian industry as part of production stabilisation, Brahmos officials said, adding more than 25 such systems were incorporated in the development missile.
The launch was primarily aimed at testing the new power systems, materials for airframe components, guidance scheme and various electric systems, they said.
The data obtained from the test-firing is being analysed for large-scale production by Indian industries, they said.
"It was an experimental flight and the missile was tested successfully," ITR Director M V KV Prasad said.
The last trial of Brahmos was conducted successfully on March 28, 2012 from the same base.