26 April, 2007 (FIDSNS)
The Indian Army is adding a BrahMos Missile Group to handle the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. The new unit will be manned by the same team of Indian Army personnel who carried out the April 22, 2007 test. This was the 3rd test of Land Attack version of the supersonic Cruise Missile adapted for Indian Army. The Brahmos missile group will report to the army headquarters and also in coordination with the tri-service Strategic Forces Command.
India already has missile groups 333 and 444, raised for Prithvi and Agni II missiles respectively.
The April 22, 2007 validated the Brahmos Cruise Missiles ability to maneuver in the final trajectory. “The possibility of maneuvering rocket with the deviation from the calculated trajectory of target approach makes it possible to deliver impact on the outlined object from the direction unexpected for the enemy,” said S Pillai,Director of Brahmos.
Mr. Pillai also said that this was last test for Indian Army Version before commencing production.