The Indigenous BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired on Sunday morning. The test was carried out from INS Chennai, Indian Navy’s indigenously-built stealth destroyer. According to some inputs released by the Ministry of Defence, after performing the high-level and extremely complex operation, the missile hit the target with pin-point precision during the tests. The defence minister Rajnath Singh commended Indian Navy, BrahMos, and DRDO for efficaciously launch of BrahMos.
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As per the defence officials, the missile has immaculate precision and very low-cruise altitude of 10 meters at terminal phase. It has transformed the warship into one of the lethal platforms of Indian naval fleet. The missile is jointly designed, developed and produced by India and Russia. It has a top speed of Mach 2.8 and is the most versatile missile in the navy’s arsenal. Since 2005, it has been in service with the Indian Navy. It is said to be one of the lethal and state of the art precision attack weapon. It has been positioned along maritime border positions and India’s frontier land. By means of the BrahMos missile, the Indian Armed forces are ready for the multi-battle environment – land, sea and air.
For improved stealth, sea-keeping, survivability, and maneuverability, the 7,500-ton INS Chennai warship has new design concepts for improved survivability, stealth, sea-keeping, and maneuverability. On November 21, 2016, INS was commissioned in the Indian Navy. The ship has improved the capability of carrying a total of 16 BRAHMOS missiles in two 8-cell vertical launch systems. It can also carry other sophisticated sensors and weapons.