The state-owned Defense Research Development Organization is now developing a new type of booster propellant for the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile.
“A solid proponent booster, which is an important component of the BrahMos, is in its final stages of development. The requisites, which have been conducted in the recent past, have shown positive results and a final test, called mechanical vibration test, will be carried out next month”- HEMRL Director KPS Murthy.
The Pune-based High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) of DRDO is responsible for developing the booster and is also claiming that the booster will be cost effective.
The BrahMos airborne version was also tested recently over the Bay of Bengal. It was a successful test where it hit a simulated ship target with pinpoint accuracy.
BrahMos is the fastest operational cruise missile and is currently in use by the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force.