The BrahMos is a ramjet supersonic cruise missile of a short-range developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Russian Federation’s NPO Mashinostroeyenia. The missile can be launched from land, aircraft, ships and submarines. The technology used in this joint venture is based on Russian cruise missile (sea skimming) and the Russian P-800 Oniks cruise missile. The cruise missile derives its name from portmanteau formed from the names of the river Brahmaputra of India and the river Moskva of Russia. BrahMos travels at the speed of 2.8 to 3.0 Mach making it world’s fastest anti-ship cruise missile that is currently in operation.

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