‘Brahmos will breach mach-7 barrier in next decade’

Mumbai: Brahmos, the fastest cruise missile in the world co-developed by India and Russia, will be breaching the mach-7 barrier to become a ‘hypersonic’ system in the next decade, a top official said.
“We will require seven to ten years from now to become a hypersonic missile system,” Sudhir Mishra, the chief executive and managing director of the joint venture company Brahmos Aerospace, told PTI here over the weekend.
He said the missile, which currently travels at mach 2.8 or 2.8 times the speed of sound, will touch mach 3.5 soon and mach 5 in three years.