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After long development plan, BrahMos comes into its own

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

After long development plan, BrahMos comes into its own

DuringtheFirstGulfWar(1990-91),theworldwatchedtelevisionimagesofTomahawkcruisemissilesflyingalongthestreetsofBaghdadandpreciselyenteringtargetedbuildingsthroughopenwindows. Yet,eventheiconicTomahawkwaseffectivemainlyagainstincapableandweakenedenemieslikeIraqandAfghanistan.Incontrast,countrieswithpotentairdefencesandcapablefighteraircraftcandetectandshootdowncruisemissiles,mostofwhichflyatsub-sonicspeeds,i.e.slowerthansoundwhichtravelsat1,224kilometresperhour. Incontrast,theIndo-RussianBrahMos,itsname ...