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Science & Technology Current Affairs Jul 3rd Week 2018
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1. SCM BrahMos Test Fired Under Extreme Conditions. 

A BrahMos supersonic missile was successfully test fired today (July 16) with an aim to "increase its life". The test-firing was carried out under extreme conditions.

This successful flight test carried out by BrahMos Aerospace and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at 10:30 am from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) Balasore to validate the life extension technologies.

The test-firing was aimed at increasing the missile`s life from 10 to 15 years.

BrahMos missile has a flight range of up to 290km with supersonic speed all through the flight, leading to shorter flight time, consequently ensuring lower dispersion of targets, quicker engagement time and non-interception by any known weapon system in the world. The missile can cruise at speeds of up to Mach 3.0, or three times the speed of sound.