India test-fires naval version of BrahMos Missiles successfully

The naval version of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile in Anti-Ship mode was successfully test fired on Tuesday by the Indian Navy in the Bay of Bengal.


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The naval version of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile in Anti-Ship mode was successfully test fired on Tuesday by the Indian Navy in the Bay of Bengal.

"#Indian Navy hones its combat  readiness. #BrahMos AShM launched by #INSRanvijay strikes target ship at max range with pinpoint accuracy in Bay of Bengal," the  Indian Navy tweeted from its official handle.  

BrahMos is the supersonic cruise missile jointly developed by DRDO and NPOM of Russia as a Brahmos Aerospace joint venture, which became Brahmos Aerospace Private Limited. It can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or from land platforms.

"The missile has established itself as a major force multiplier in modern-day complex battlefields with its impeccable anti-ship and land-attack capabilities with multi-role and multi-platform abilities and has been deployed in all the three wings of the Indian Armed Forces," Union Defence Ministry said in a statement.  

Brahmos was first launched in 2001 and till date numerous launches have taken place from various ships, Mobile Autonomous Launchers and Su-30 MKI aircraft, making it a versatile weapon, it stated.

Meanwhile Secretary DDR&D and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy congratulated the Indian Navy for the successful test.

On November 24, the Indian Army had successfully test-fired the surface-to-surface BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Andaman and Nicobar Island. 

First Published:Dec. 2, 2020, 3:59 p.m.

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