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Naval Version of BrahMos Tested

  • 19 Oct 2020
  • 3 min read

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A naval version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired from an indigenously built stealth destroyer (INS Chennai) of the Indian Navy in the Arabian Sea.

Key Points

  • BrahMos: It is a joint venture between the Defence Research and Development Organisation of India (DRDO) and the NPOM of Russia.
    • Brahmos is named on the rivers Brahmaputra (India) and Moskva (Russia).
  • It is a supersonic missile travelling at a speed of Mach 2.8 (nearly three times the speed of sound)
    • It is the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile.
  • It is a multiplatform i.e it can be launched from land, air, and sea and multi capability missile with pinpoint accuracy that works in both day and night irrespective of the weather conditions.
    • It is, therefore, used by all three forces, the Army, Navy and the Air Force.
  • It operates on the "Fire and Forget" principle i.e it does not require further guidance after launch.
  • It is the heaviest weapon to be deployed on Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter aircraft, with a weight of 2.5 tonnes.
  • Its range has been recently enhanced from 300 Km to 450-600 Km,
  • Increasing the missile’s range became possible after India’s induction into the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) in June 2016.
  • The missile features indigenous Booster and Airframe Section, along with many other indigenous sub-systems.
  • Advantages:
  • Recent Defence Testing:
    • India also carried out successful test firing of a laser guided anti-tank guided missile and nuclear capable hypersonic missile ‘Shaurya’.
    • The successful test firing of Rudram-1 was seen as a major milestone as it is India’s first indigenously developed anti-radiation weapon.

Source: TH

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