The government has terminated service of three Indian air force (IAF) officers for lapses that led to the firing of a BrahMoss missile in March 2022
The accidently fired missile had land in Pakistan near the town of main chunav
It is universal long range supersonic cruise missile systems that can be launched from the land sea cloud air
It has been jointly developed by DRDO Indian and NPOM Russia
It is a two stage missile with ranges 290 kilometer in the earliest version. The first stage is solid
Propellant booster while the second is a liquid rangent
It operate on fire an forget principle and its destructive power is enhanced due to large knifing energy on impact
It cursing altitude cloud be up to 15 km and terminate altitude is a loas 10 meters
A new manufacturing unit for the BrahMos missle is set to come up in the Uttar Pradesh Defence Corridor.
The BrahMos Aerospac JV is also developing a next-gen hypersonic version, BrahMos-II. This missile will reportedly have a speed in excess of March 7-8 along with extruded range.
- Surface to surface variant – can be launched from ground.
- Naval variant – can be launched from ship
- Submarine – launched variant – Missile can be launched from a submerged platform.
- Air-launched variant – The BrahMos-A is a modified air – launched variant of the missile which can be launched from a Sukhoi Su-30MKI as a standoff weapon.
Protocol for missile Tests
Normal Protocol to be followed by countries:
Before the test, the country must issue Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) or Navigational warning (NAVAREA) to alert aviation pilots and seafarers, respectively.
Also, the testing country must ensure that the launch site is not within 40 km, and the planned impact area is not within 75 km of either the International Boundary (IB) or the Line of Control (LOC). The planned trajectory should not cross the IB or the LOC and must maintan a horizontal distance of at least 40 km from the border.
The testing country must notify the other nation no less than three days in advance of the commencement of five day launch window.
Special protocol to be followed India and Pakistan:
Each country must provide the other an advance notification on a flight test it intends to take for any land or sea launched, surface to surface ballistic missile.
This is under the pre-notification of flight testing of ballistic missiles agreement signed in 2005.