India successfully tested the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on Sunday from the Indian Navy’s stealth destroyer INS Chennai, the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) said.
The missile that was fired from INS Chennai hit the target in the Arabian Sea with pinpoint accuracy after performing high-level and extremely complex maneuvers.
BrahMos, as the “primary strike weapon”, will ensure the invincibility of the warship by engaging long-range naval surface targets, thus making the destroyer another deadly platform for the Indian Navy.
“BRAHMOS, the supersonic cruise missile was successfully tested today, October 18, 2020, by the Indian Navy’s local-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai, hitting a target in the Arabian Sea. The missile hit the target. successfully with pinpoint accuracy, ”the DRDO said in a tweet.
BRAHMOS, the supersonic cruise missile was successfully tested today October 18, 2020 from the Indian Navy’s locally built stealth destroyer INS Chennai, hitting a target in the Arabian Sea. The missile successfully hit the target with pinpoint accuracy.
– DRDO (@DRDO_India) October 18, 2020
Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO, BrahMos and the Indian Navy on the successful launch.
DDR & D Secretary & DRDO Chairman Dr G. Satheesh Reddy, congratulated the scientists and all staff of DRDO, BrahMos, Indian Navy and Industry for this successful achievement.
He said the BrahMos missiles would increase the capabilities of the Indian armed forces in many ways.
BrahMos is a short-range supersonic cruise missile. It can be freed from a submarine, warship, airplane, or even from the ground.
The highly versatile BrahMos was designed, developed and produced jointly by NPO Machinostroyenia in Russia and the Indian Defense Research and Development Organization.
BrahMos is the most modern missile system ever developed by India and Russia and has made India a leader in missile technology.
This test comes after another BrahMos missile with a native airframe and thruster and a range of 400 km was tested from an integrated test range at Balasore in Odisha on September 30.