8 Unbelievable Facts About BrahMos- The World's Fastest Cruise Missile

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Brahmos, the world-class weapon with multi-platform, multi-mission role is now capable of being launched from Land, Sea and Air, completing the tactical cruise missile triad for India.

India successfully test-fired the world’s most potent supersonic tactical weapon, BrahMos, from its frontline fighter aircraft, the Su 30 MKI.

Here are 8 Facts you did not know about BrahMos, The World's Fastest Cruise Missile:

  1. BrahMos is a joint venture of India and Russia who have together formed BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited
  2. The missile is named after two rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and the Moskva of Russia
  3. The BrahMos missiles are the fastest cruise missiles in operation in the world
  4. It the capability of attacking surface targets by flying as low as 10 meters in altitude
  5. The supersonic missile is capable of carrying conventional warheads of up to 300 kg for a range of 290 km
  6. BrahMos is four times faster and is twice as heavier than US' Tomahawk missile
  7. BrahMos Aerospace is also working to develop the air as well as the submarine launch version of the missile system
  8. India and Russia intend to make 2,000 BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles over the next 10 years