Date : 12 Jan 2022
India successfully tests advanced 'Sea to Sea' variant of BrahMos missile from INS VisakhapatnamTags :
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- India successfully tested advanced sea to sea variant of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise missile from INS Visakhapatnam. Defence Research and Development Organisation, DRDO said the missile hit the designated target ship precisely.
‘SEA TO SEA’ VARIANT OF BRAHMOS MISSILE
- This version of the missile has been designed to launch either in a vertical or a horizontal mode from moving/stationary assets to target both land and sea targets.
- The missiles, fired at a speed of 2.8 Mach or nearly three times the speed of sound, significantly increase the capability of the ships in engaging long-range targets.
- BrahMos missiles are designed and developed by BrahMos Aerospace, a joint collaboration between Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Mashinostroyenia of Russia.
- BrahMos is capable of being launched from land, sea, subsea and air against surface and seabased targets, with a range capped at 290 km initially.
- The range of the missile was originally capped at 290 km as per obligations of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). Following India’s entry into the club in June 2016, officials said the range was extended to 450 km and to 600km. An extended range missile had been tested earlier.
- INS Visakhapatnam, with a displacement of 7,400 tonnes, is the first of four ingenuously designed and built Project 15B class stealth guided missile destroyers and was commissioned in November 2021.
Source : Indian Express and NewsOnAir