BrahMos is India’s cutting edge missile system, which achieved another milestone after it hit the target with perfection on Monday in a test executed off the coast of Odisha.
The Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) missile took off in a perfect trajectory off the coast of Odisha on Monday to hit the pre-determined target, marking the successful completion of the test, sources said.
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is developing the BrahMos missile system for the Indian Air Force (IAF). It will have both ‘Lock-on after Launch and Lock-on Before Launch’ capability, the sources informed. Equipped with an advanced nose-mounted seeker, the missile can destroy targets 15km to 20km away.
“While the earlier version of the missile has a strike range of about eight km, the upgraded variant with infrared imaging seeker can cover at least double the distance. One more trial of the missile has been planned on Tuesday. A series of successful tests would pave the way for its induction and serial production,” a defence official said.
The IAF has congratulated the DRDO on the successful test-firing of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile.
BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired from the Indian Navy’s indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai, hitting a target in the Arabian Sea, the DRDO said in a statement.
This was the 11th missile test-fired by India within one and a half month. This test has come in the wake of twin successes of ‘Laser-Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM)’ from KK ranges at Ahmednagar in Maharashtra on September 22 and October 1.