It is the fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world. The land attack version of BrahMos has the capability of cruising at 2.8 Mach speed and with the upgraded capability, the missile can hit targets at a range … The BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles would be fitted on the under-construction Vishakhapatnam class warships of the Indian Navy which are going to join … India will launch multiple BrahMos missiles on Wednesday as part of the tests to validate the new capabilities of the missile system after range extension. It is a joint venture between the Russian Federation's NPO Mashinostroyeniya and India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), who together have formed BrahMos Aerospace. India successfully test-fires the extended range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile which can hit targets at over 400 km range. BrahMos Supersonic Missile Range Extended to 600KM An official at the Indian Ministry of Defence said that India and Russia have approved an extension to the range of the supersonic cruise missile BrahMos, doubling it to 600 kilometres; the original range being 300 kilometres. "A Rs 1,800 crore proposal for acquiring 38 extended range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile is with the Defence Ministry and is expected to be approved soon," government sources told ANI. The BrahMos (designated PJ-10) is a medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarine, ships, aircraft, or land. The real value of the BrahMos missile can be leveraged during opening stages of a conflict. The 800km-range (497 miles) Nirbhay cruise missiles, along with Akash air defense missiles, were moved to the area as well, sources told the Hindustan Times. Currently, the Indian Army has four BrahMos regiments but it will be years before the extended range version comes into operational service in the 5th and 6th BrahMos regiments. Defence sources said the test, the second of the extended range BrahMos missile, took place from a land-based mobile launcher at 10.30 am. BALASORE, ODISHA: As part of capability enhancement endeavour, a major milestone was achieved on 11th March 2017 when an enhanced version of the BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile with an Extended Range (ER) was successfully test-fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) Chandipur at sea in Balasore, off the coast of Odisha. The missile was tested with an indigenous booster, according to ANI. New Delhi: Indian Navy has moved a proposal to acquire 38 extended range BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles which would be able to hit targets at around 450 kilometres.The move is to enhance the firepower of the Naval warships. The current version of the BrahMos in use is said to have a range of 290 km. This was done after Beijing had reportedly deployed its own 2,000km-range (1,242 miles) missiles to the western Xinjiang region and Tibet. Batteries of the BrahMos missile land based systems have been deployed along India’s land borders in various theatres. “A Rs 1,800 crore proposal for acquiring 38 extended range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile is with the Defence Ministry and is expected to be approved soon,” government sources told ANI. The BrahMos missile is the world's fastest operational system in its class and recently DRDO has extended the range of the missile system from the existing 298 km to around 450 km. The supersonic cruise missile was test-fired at 10 am on Tuesday and it successfully hit its target, which was on another island.