<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After successfully launching the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet, the Indian scientists are now working on making the missile more indigenous.The scientists from High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) who have worked on high energy materials in BrahMos stated that they will be developing the booster motor of BrahMos ingenuously at HEMRL.PK Mehta, director general (Armament and Combat Engineering) DRDO said, “All the missile program of the country has some connection with Pune’s HEMRL as in every missile, the high energy material is used.””In case of BrahMos missile, HEMRL has played key role when it comes to use of high energy material. So far, the booster motor used in BrahMos is being supplied by our joint venture partner Russia. However, now the booster motor is going to be developed in the country. The development of the booster motor is being worked out at HEMRL. Once it is done, BrahMos will have the large indigenous component,” Mehta added.Brahmos, the supersonic cruise missile was tested for the first time from a Sukhoi-30MKI jet on Wednesday.”The BrahMos missile so far was being fire tested from land and naval platform. Now it has been fired successfully from SU-30 platform also. After the successful test from air platform, the effective range of the missile has increased. Now the missile can be fire with pinpoint accuracy from nearly 250 to 300 kilometers away from the target,” Mehta said.When asked about the policy on high energy materials being worked by the government, Mehta said, “It is a white paper primary to do with strategic material which country needs. The government wants to ensure that it wants to keep the resources intact and if the need arises they can be imported and made available.”

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After supersonic success of BrahMos, DRDO to make its booster motor in India