Date : 06 Mar 2022
Indian Navy successfully fires extended-range Brahmos land attack missileTags :
Why in News?
- The Indian Navy successfully demonstrated the accuracy of an extended-range land-attack Brahmos supersonic cruise missile from the stealth destroyer INS Chennai on 5th March 2022.
- The missile hit its intended target with pinpoint accuracy after traversing an extended range trajectory and performing complex manoeuvres.
- This achievement establishes the Indian Navy's ability to strike even deeper and influence land operations further away from sea, when and where required.
- Both Brahmos missile and INS Chennai are indigenously built and highlight the cutting-edge of Indian missile and ship-building prowess.
- BrahMos Aerospace, an India-Russian joint venture, produces the supersonic cruise missiles that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or land platforms.
- BrahMos missile flies at a speed of 2.8 Mach or almost three times the speed of sound.
- The range of the advanced version of the missile is learnt to have been extended to around 350 km from the original 290 km.
- They reinforce the Indian Navy's contribution towards the Atma Nirbhar Bharat and Make in India endeavours.