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After long development plan, BrahMos comes into its own

Air-launched version in testing; export interest from many countries

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Ajai Shukla  |  New Delhi 

During the First Gulf War (1990-91), the world watched television images of Tomahawk cruise missiles flying along the streets of Baghdad and precisely entering targeted buildings through open windows. Yet, even the iconic Tomahawk was effective mainly against incapable and weakened enemies like Iraq and Afghanistan.

In contrast, countries with potent air defences and capable fighter aircraft can detect and shoot down cruise missiles, most of which fly at sub-sonic speeds, i.e. slower than sound which travels at 1,224 kilometres per hour. In contrast, the Indo-Russian BrahMos, its name an ...

First Published: Thu, June 30 2016. 21:19 IST
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