The Indian Navy successfully test-fired the BrahMos medium-range supersonic cruise missile in the Arabian Sea.

Iran PressAsia: BrahMos rocket flies at Mach 2.8 or almost three times the speed of sound. The anti-ship version of the hypersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired jointly by the Indian Navy and the Andaman and Nicobar Command in April last year. 

India also exports BrahMos missiles, last year signing a $375 million deal with the Philippines to supply three batteries of the missile.

Brahmos Aerospace Corporation is a Russian-Indian company that produces hypersonic cruise missiles capable of being launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land-based platforms.

This company was established in 1998 and its name was taken from the Brahmaputra and Moscow rivers. 219