BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile in Anti-Ship mode successfully test fired
BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile in Anti-Ship mode was successfully test fired on Tuesday at 9 AM against a decommissioned Ship. The test firing was carried out by Indian Navy. The missile performed highly complex manoeuvres and hit Bull’s eye of the target.
Ministry of Defence in a statement said that 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.
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. It has been deployed in all the three wings of the Indian Armed Forces.
The first launch of Brahmos took place 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.
Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy congratulated Indian Navy for the successful test.