The Brahmos supersonic cruise missile under development by India and Russia has been launched for the first time from a mobile complex at the Indian defence ministry's test range on the eastern coast of India on 9 November. It is the fifth successful flight test of the 290km (155nm)-range Brahmos, which is being developed by India's Defence Research and Development Organisation and NPO Mashinostroyenia. The missile is designed for a Mach 3 cruising speed at an altitude of 15,000m (50,000ft) and will be launched from fixed and mobile platforms on land, surface ships, submarines and aircraft.

Source: Flight International