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India Successfully Tests Anti-Ship Version of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile | India News

NEW DELHI: The naval version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully tested from a warship in the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday, concluding “live firing” from the “precision strike weapon” over the past week amid the ongoing military confrontation with China. in eastern Ladakh.
The 290 km-range BrahMos missile launched from the INS Ranvijay destroyer successfully hit the target, a decommissioned ship, “at maximum range with pinpoint accuracy after performing complex maneuvers” around 9 am Tuesday.
DRDO President Dr. G Satheesh Reddy congratulated the Navy on the successful test. The head of BrahMos Aerospace, Dr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra, in turn, said: “The four missiles launched during the last week reached precisely their targets. We are proud that our armed forces have the BrahMos missile system, which is the best of its kind in the world. ”
The armed forces have already installed the 290 km range land attack and anti-ship variants of the BrahMos missile, which flies at nearly three times the speed of sound at Mach 2.8, in a large number of subcontracts worth more than Rs 36,000 crore. signed so far. .
Some Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets are also armed with the fancier version of the air-breathing BrahMos missiles. On October 30, on a cross-country mission, a Sukhoi had also taken off from Punjab to launch a BrahMos missile at a target in the Bay of Bengal. With a combat radius of nearly 1,500 km with no air refueling, Sukhois combine with BrahMos missiles to form a formidable weapons package.
The improved version of the BrahMos with an impact range of almost 450 km, which has been successfully tested three to four times, is on track to be operational soon. Plans are also underway for India and Russia to test an even longer version of BrahMos, with a range of 800km, in the middle of next year, as first reported by TOI.
“The multi-platform launch capability of the BrahMos missile can be used to detect attacks on an adversary’s economic and strategic assets located deep within its territory. Similarly, high-value military targets like warships or aircraft carriers on the high seas can also be attacked from long distances, ”said an official.

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