BrahMos Missile With Enhanced Capability Successfully Test-fired Off Odisha Coast

 

New Delhi: BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, with increased indigenous content and improved performance, was successfully test-fired from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha at 1030 hrs on Thursday (January 20), the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.

The launch was conducted by Brahmos Aerospace in close coordination with the teams of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). In this textbook flight, the missile followed the predicted trajectory meeting all mission objectives.

Also read: Advanced Sea-to-Sea Variant of BrahMos Successfully Test-fired

The flight test is a major milestone in the way forward for BrahMos programme. The highly manoeuvrable missile cruised at supersonic speed for its maximum range and all mission objectives were met.

The missile was equipped with advanced indigenous technologies and followed a modified optimal trajectory for enhanced efficiency and improved performance. The missile with the modified control system has been fine-tuned to achieve an enhanced capability.

This flight test was monitored by all the sensors of the range instrumentation including telemetry, radar and electro-optical tracking systems deployed across the eastern coast and the downrange ships.

Teams from DRDO and NPOM, Russia participated in the test. BrahMos Aerospace, the joint venture between DRDO and NPOM, Russia, has been continuously upgrading the powerful, highly versatile BrahMos to increase its effectiveness and lethality against sea and land targets. BrahMos is the potent missile weapon system already inducted into the Armed Forces.

Earlier, on January 11, the advanced sea-to-sea variant of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise missile was successfully test-fired from INS Visakhapatnam, Indian Navy’s P15B stealth guided missile destroyer ship. The missile hit the designated target ship precisely

In December 2020, BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in anti-ship mode, was successfully test-fired against a decommissioned Ship. The test-firing was carried out by the Indian Navy. The missile performed highly complex manoeuvres and hit Bull’s eye of the target.

BrahMos is the supersonic cruise missile jointly developed by DRDO and NPOM of Russia as a Brahmos Aerospace joint venture, which became Brahmos Aerospace Private Limited.

The missile has established itself as a major force multiplier in modern-day complex battlefields with its impeccable anti-ship and land-attack capabilities with multi-role and multi-platform abilities and has been deployed in all three wings of the Indian Armed Forces.

 

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