By Joseph Roukoz
BrahMosm, the joint venture between DRDO of India and NPO Mashinnostroyenia (NPOM) of Russia, showcases the latest version of its BrahMos missile at Defexpo 2018. During the show the company announce the test evolutions of its missile, India having test fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with a indigenous seeker at Pokhran test range in Rajasthan in March 2018. Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the missile hit the target with « pin-point » accuracy, and that his success will further bolster India’s national security. The test firing comes three months after the BrahMos cruise missile was fired for the first time from an Indian Air Force’s frontline Sukhoi-SU-30 MKI combat jet. The highlights during the exhibition are the BRAHMOS Coastal Defence System consisting of the land-attack variant of the 290-km range missile, BRAHMOS Land Mobile Complex and BRAHMOS Ship-based Weapon Complex consisting of the ship-to-land and ship-to- ship variants of the missile.