India successfully tests advanced “Sea to Sea” variant of BrahMos Missile
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India on 11th January 2022 successfully tested an advanced sea variant of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile from newly commissioned INS Visakhapatnam.
- Defence Research and Development Organisation, DRDO said the missile hit the designated target precisely.
- Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh congratulated the team work of DRDO and Indian Navy.
- The Indian Navy tweeted, “Successful test-firing of the extended-range BrahMos Supersonic Cruise missile from INS Visakhapatnam, Indian Navy’s newest indigenously-built guided missile destroyer, represents a twin achievement: Certifies the accuracy of the ship’s combat system and armament complex. Validates a new capability the missile provides the Navy and the Nation.”
- The Indian Navy began deploying BrahMos, which has the capability to hit sea-based targets beyond radar horizon, on its frontline warships from 2005.
- The BrahMos from ship can be launched as a single unit or in a salvo up to eight in numbers separated by 2.5 second intervals. These salvos can hit and destroy a group of targets having modern missile defence systems. BrahMos as a ‘prime-strike weapon’ for the ships significantly increases their capability of engaging naval-surface targets at long ranges.
A combination of the names of Brahmaputra and Moskva rivers, BrahMos missiles are designed, developed and produced by BrahMos Aerospace, a joint venture company set up by the DRDO and the Mashinostroyenia of Russia.
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