Sea to Sea variant of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile successfully test-fired from INS Visakhapatnam

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Updated 2022/01/13 at 2:41 PM

The recently commissioned stealth-guided missile destroyer INS Visakhapatnam test-launched an extended range sea-to-sea variant of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on Tuesday.

From INS Visakhapatnam, an advanced sea-to-sea version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was tested today. The missile “hit the designated target ship with pinpoint accuracy,” according to the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

The successful test-firing proves the precision of the ship’s combat system and armament complex, as well as a new capability provided by the missile to the Navy and the country, according to the Navy. “This bodes well for Aatma Nirbhar Bharat and gives the Navy another shot in the arm,” the statement said.

The robustness of the Indian Navy’s mission preparedness is reconfirmed today following the successful launch of the enhanced version of the BrahMos missile from INS Vishakhapatnam today, “Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted on social media, congratulating scientists on the successful test-fire.”

BrahMos is a collaborative project between India and Russia that can be fired from land, sea, subsea, and air against the surface and water-based targets. Its initial range is limited to 290 kilometers.

As part of the Missile Technology Control Regime’s responsibilities (MTCR), the missile’s range was initially limited to 290 kilometers. Following India’s admission to the club in June 2016, authorities said that the range would be increased to 450 km and then to 600 km. A long-range missile had already been tested earlier.

INS Visakhapatnam, a 7,400-tonnes stealth guided-missile destroyer, was commissioned in November 2021 as the first of four Project-15B class stealth guided-missile destroyers.

 

Source: The Hindu

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