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BrahMos supersonic cruise missile test fired from Navy’s stealth destroyer

Written by Sushant Kulkarni
| Pune |

October 18, 2020 2:15:31 pm


Varied variations of the Brahmos together with these which could be fired from warships, submarines and fighters jets have already been developed and efficiently examined. (File)

In its yet one more profitable check, the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was efficiently check fired on Sunday from Indian Navy’s indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai, hitting a goal within the Arabian Sea, Ministry of Defence mentioned.

The missile hit the goal efficiently with pin-point accuracy after performing high-level and very advanced manoeuvres, Ministry of Defence mentioned in an official assertion on Sunday.
The MoD assertion mentioned that BrahMos as ‘prime strike weapon’ will make sure the warship’s invincibility by partaking naval floor targets at lengthy ranges, thus making the destroyer one other deadly platform of Indian Navy.

Defined| What’s SMART check, and why it issues

Whereas the missile has been in India’s arsenal for lengthy, it’s repeatedly upgraded and up to date with new {hardware} and software program techniques. That is what necessitates periodic checks of the missile. DRDO scientists mentioned that in each such check of a selected variant of Brahmos, completely different parameters are put to examination. Although the precise particulars are hardly ever disclosed, extra {hardware} and software program techniques are examined based mostly on the inputs from the consumer, towards extra advanced targets, and beneath completely different atmospheric situations. The check outcomes and observations are essential for future evaluation and additional development, scientists mentioned.

An amalgamation of the names of Brahmaputra and Moskva rivers, Brahmos is being produced by Brahmos Aerospace, a three way partnership firm arrange by Defence Analysis and Improvement Organisation (DRDO) and Mashinostroyenia of Russia.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO, BrahMos and Indian Navy for the profitable launch. DRDO Chairman Dr G Satheesh Reddy, congratulated the scientists and all personnel of DRDO, BrahMos, Indian Navy and business for the profitable feat. He acknowledged that BrahMos missiles will add to the capabilities of Indian Armed Forces in some ways.

Varied variations of the Brahmos together with these which could be fired from warships, submarines and fighters jets have already been developed and efficiently examined

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