BrahMos missile | Daily UPSC Current Affairs 2023

👉Context: IAF sacks 3 officers in BrahMos missile firing case
About the BrahMos Missile:
👉BrahMos missiles are designed, developed and produced by BrahMos Aerospace, a joint venture company set up by DRDO and Mashinostroyenia of Russia (named after the Brahmaputra and
Moskva rivers)
👉It is a two-stage cruise missilewith a solid propellant booster in the first stage and a liquid
ramjet in the second stage.
👉A ramjet is a form of airbreathing jet engine that uses the forward motion of the engine to produce thrust.
👉It can be launched from land, air, and seaand works both day and night irrespective of the weather conditions.
👉Speed: 3 times more than the speed of sound.
👉The initial range of 290 km (now being upgraded to 400 Km)

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