India joins the club of select few nations, Navy fires BrahMos Land Attack cruise missile
NEW DELHI: India joined the club of select few nations as the Navy today successfully fired the BrahMos Land attack supersonic cruise missile from a ship.
This variant of Long Range BrahMos missile was fired from Indian Naval Ship Teg, a Guided Missile Frigate, on a target on land, according to a spokesperson of the Navy. With this, the Navy has acquired the capability of precisely attacking a target on the land from any of its frigates in the sea.
This successful maiden firing of BrahMos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile has significantly enhances the prowess of Indian Navy.
BrahMos Missile has been jointly developed by India and Russia, and its Anti-Ship variant has already been inducted into Indian Navy. Majority of the frontline ships of Indian Navy, like the Kolkata, Ranvir and Teg classes of ships, are capable of firing this missile.
Land Attack variant of BrahMos Missile provides Indian Naval Ships the capability to precisely neutralise selected targets deep inland, far away from coast, from stand-off ranges at sea.
According to officials of the Indo-Russian BrahMos corporation, the missile met all flight parameters during the test where it selected the designated target among the group of targets, hitting it precisely and destroying the target with its tremendous kinetic energy. The firing took place somewhere in the Bay of Bengal.