Anti-ship version of BrahMos missile successfully test-fired

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An anti-ship version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired jointly by the Andaman and Nicobar Command and Indian Navy.

  • The Andaman and Nicobar Command is the only tri-services command of the Indian armed forces.

  • On 19 April, the Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully test-fired a BrahMos missile from a Sukhoi fighter jet on the eastern seaboard.

  • In march 2022, the Indian Navy successfully test-fired an improved version of the BrahMos missile from a stealth destroyer in the Indian Ocean.

  • About BrahMos- 

  • It is a joint venture between the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India and  Russia’s NPOM.

  • Brahmos is named after the Brahmaputra and Moskva rivers.

  • Brahmos produces supersonic cruise missiles that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or land platforms.

  • BrahMos missile flies at a speed of almost three times the speed of sound or 2.8 Mach. 

  • The range of the advanced version of the missile is learnt to have been extended to around 350 km from the original 290 km.

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