TNPSC Current Affairs March 2017
India test fired BrahMos Extended Range missile successfully.
India Test Fired BrahMos supersonic extended range missile successfully from a test range at Odisha. It has the extended range of 450 km against earlier 290 km and which can capable of carrying a warhead of 300 kg.
The BrahMos Supersoic Supersonic Cruise missile has been test fired on Monday from integrated test range Chandipur at sea in Balasore , off the Odisha coast Successfully.
The Extended range technology was enabled only after India Officially joined the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)
- BrhaMos is a Joint venture between India’s DRDO and Russia’s NPOM.
- BrahMos is a two stage missile ,first stage has the solid propellant booster engine and second stage has the ramjet liquid propellant .
- The first stage ,solid propellant booster engine will gives the supersonic fast then it gets separated and second stage, ramjet liquid propellant will take the missile closer with 3 Mach speed
- As per the new extended range BrahMos, it can accurately hit 450 km target with capable of carrying 300 kg warheads.
MTCR(Missile Technology Control Regime) is an association of countries which controls the proliferation of missiles and unmanned delivery of weapons of mass destruction. It was established in 1987 by group of 7 countries include US, Canada, Germany, Italy, France, UK and Japan.
Currently it has 35 members; India is the 35th country to join in this group in June 2016. India can buy high-end missile technology and also enhance its joint ventures with Russia and other countries. India also can sell its supersonic missile to other countries.
In Simple words, MTCR aims to restrict proliferation of missiles, complete rocket systems, unmanned air vehicles or related technologies. It also aims to restrict capable of carrying a 500 kilogramme payload for at least 300 kilometres, as well as systems intended for the delivery of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).