Printed: Sunday, October 18, 2020, 14:59 [IST]
New Delhi, Oct 18: A naval model of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was efficiently test-fired from an indigenously constructed stealth destroyer of the Indian Navy within the Arabian Sea on Sunday, officers mentioned.
The missile was fired from INS Chennai, a stealth destroyer, and it hit the goal with pin-point accuracy after performing “extraordinarily complicated” manoeuvres, they mentioned.
“BrahMos as ‘prime strike weapon’ will make sure the warship’s invincibility by participating naval floor targets at lengthy ranges, thus making the destroyer one other deadly platform of Indian Navy,” the defence ministry mentioned in a press release.
BrahMos Aerospace, an India-Russia three way partnership, produces the supersonic cruise missile that may be launched from submarines, ships, plane, or from land platforms.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the Defence Analysis and Improvement Organisation (DRDO), the BrahMos Aerospace and the Indian Navy for the “profitable” test-firing of the missile.
DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy too congratulated the scientists and all personnel concerned within the test-firing of the missile which he mentioned will add to the capabilities of the Indian Armed Forces in some ways.
In the previous few weeks, India has take a look at fired a variety of missiles together with a brand new model of the surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile BrahMos and anti-radiation missile Rudram-1.
India additionally carried out profitable take a look at firing of a laser guided anti-tank guided missile and nuclear succesful hypersonic missile ”Shaurya”.
The profitable take a look at firing of Rudram-1 was seen as a serious milestone as it’s India’s first indigenously developed anti-radiation weapon.
The flight testing of the missiles got here within the midst of India”s bitter border row with China in japanese Ladakh.
In Could final yr, the Indian Air Power efficiently take a look at fired the aerial model of the BrahMos missile from a Su-30 MKI fighter plane.
On September 30, India efficiently take a look at fired a brand new model of the surface-to-surface model of the BrahMos.
The vary of the brand new land assault model of the missile has been prolonged to 400 km from the unique 290 km.
India has already deployed a sizeable variety of the unique BrahMos missiles and different key property in a number of strategic places alongside the de-facto border with China in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh.
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