Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile in Anti-Ship mode was successfully test fired by Indian Navy today against a decommissioned ship. The missile performed highly complex manoeuvres and hit the bull’s eye of the target.
The Missile was test-fired from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands territory. This test was conducted as part of the trials being conducted by the Indian Navy.
“Indian Navy hones its combat readiness.The BrahMos Anti-ship Missile launched by INS Ranvijay strikes target ship at max range with pinpoint accuracy in Bay of Bengal,” Said Indian Navy in its official statement.
#Indian Navy hones its combat readiness.#BrahMos AShM launched by #INSRanvijay strikes target ship at max range with pinpoint accuracy in Bay of Bengal. #CombatReady #Cohesive #Credible#AtmaNirbharBharat @SpokespersonMoD pic.twitter.com/Q5FWHZK48g— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) December 1, 2020
The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile is the world`s fastest operational Missile system in its class. India has recently extended the range of the BrahMos missile system from the existing 298 km to around 450 km.
On 24 November, a land-attack version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was also successfully test-fired by Indian Army from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.