BrahMos supersonic cruise missile check fired from Navy’s stealth destroyer

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Written by Sushant Kulkarni
| Pune |

October 18, 2020 2:15:31 pm

Various variations of the Brahmos together with these which might be fired from warships, submarines and fighters jets have already been developed and efficiently examined. (File)In its yet one more profitable check, the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was efficiently check fired on Sunday from Indian Navy’s indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai, hitting a goal within the Arabian Sea, Ministry of Defence mentioned.
The missile hit the goal efficiently with pin-point accuracy after performing high-level and very complicated manoeuvres, Ministry of Defence mentioned in an official assertion on Sunday.The MoD assertion mentioned that BrahMos as ‘prime strike weapon’ will make sure the warship’s invincibility by participating naval floor targets at lengthy ranges, thus making the destroyer one other deadly platform of Indian Navy.
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While the missile has been in India’s arsenal for lengthy, it’s repeatedly upgraded and up to date with new {hardware} and software program techniques. This is what necessitates periodic checks of the missile. DRDO scientists mentioned that in each such check of a particular variant of Brahmos, completely different parameters are put to examination. Though the precise particulars are not often disclosed, extra {hardware} and software program techniques are examined based mostly on the inputs from the person, towards extra complicated targets, and beneath completely different atmospheric circumstances. The check outcomes and observations are necessary for future evaluation and additional development, scientists mentioned.
An amalgamation of the names of Brahmaputra and Moskva rivers, Brahmos is being produced by Brahmos Aerospace, a three way partnership firm arrange by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Mashinostroyenia of Russia.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO, BrahMos and Indian Navy for the profitable launch. DRDO Chairman Dr G Satheesh Reddy, congratulated the scientists and all personnel of DRDO, BrahMos, Indian Navy and business for the profitable feat. He acknowledged that BrahMos missiles will add to the capabilities of Indian Armed Forces in some ways.
Various variations of the Brahmos together with these which might be fired from warships, submarines and fighters jets have already been developed and efficiently examined
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