New Delhi: India on Tuesday successfully test-fired an advanced sea to sea variant of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise missile from the Indian Navy’s newest indigenously-built guided-missile destroyer INS Visakhapatnam. The missile hit the designated target ship precisely, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said today.
“The robustness of Indian Navy mission readiness is reconfirmed today after the successful launch of the advanced version of BrahMos Missile from INS Vishakhapatnam. I congratulate the wonderful teamwork of DRDO, Indian Navy and Brahmos Missile,” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh wrote on Twitter.
“The successful test-firing of the extended range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile represents a twin achievement… it certifies the accuracy of the ship’s combat system and armament complex and also validates a new capability the missile provides the Navy and the nation,” Indian Navy tweeted calling it a historic day.
BrahMos Aerospace is a joint venture between India and Russia.
The Missile is one of the fastest supersonic cruise missiles in the world. It can be launched from submarine, ships, aircraft or land.