New Delhi: BrahMos is a stealth supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land.
It is a joint venture between Republic of India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Russian Federation's NPO Mashinostroeyenia who have together formed BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited.
It is the world's fastest cruise missile in operation. The missile travels at speeds of Mach 2.8 to 3.0.
The land launched and ship launched versions are already in service with air launched and submarine launched versions currently under testing phase.
A hypersonic version of the missile is also presently under development with speed of Mach 7 to boost aerial fast strike capability. It is expected to be ready for testing by 2017.
Here are the 10 facts you should know about ‘BrahMos':