Jaisalmer: The Block-II version of the BrahMos land attack cruise missile successfully completed its fourth and final test firing on Wednesday and has now been declared ready for induction. In a test firing at the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan, the missile went on to score a "bull's eye" hit on a target 25km away on Wednesday.
The previous test-firing of the Block-II land attack version took place 29 March 2009.
"The missile took off successfully and hit the desired target at Ajasar area range situated 25 km away from launching pad, meeting all mission parameters," defence sources said.
The missile had failed its first test firing, leading to a second test in short order which was a success.
"With this launch, the requirement of Army for the land attack version with Block-II advanced seeker software with target discriminating capabilities has been fully met and this version is ready for induction," defence sources said.
The Block-II version with sophisticated target discriminating software will provide enhanced capabilities to the army, allowing it to select a particular land target among a group of targets.