Successful Test Firing of BrahMos by Indian Navy
New Delhi: The BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile in Anti-Ship mode was successfully test fired on Tuesday against a decommissioned Ship. The test firing was carried out by the Indian Navy. The missile performed highly complex manoeuvres and hit Bull’s eye of the target.
According to the Ministry of Defence, 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 and 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.
Secretary DDR&D and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy congratulated Indian Navy for the successful test.