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Indian Navy test-fires land attack version of Brahmos supersonic cruise missile

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Indian Navy on Friday afternoon successfully test-fired the land-attack version of Brahmos supersonic cruise missile. As per reports, the test-firing has produced desired results. The test-firing of the land attack version of the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile took place from a stealth frigate in the Bay of Bengal, reported ANI. This variant of Long Range BrahMos Missile was launched from Indian Naval Ship ‘Teg’ a Guided Missile Frigate, on a target on land. Both India and Russia have jointly developed the Brahmos Missile along with its Anti-Ship variant that has already been inducted into the Indian Navy.

Many of the frontline ships of Indian Navy, including 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. The aforementioned successful maiden firing of the Brahmos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise missile has comparatively increased the prowess of the Indian naval forces and has also made India one of the select few nations that have such a weapon.

As per India.com report, Brahmos is one of the most efficient weapons as it is equipped with liquid ramjet technology which boosts missile speed to as high as 3 Mach in cruise phase. The land-attack weapon comes along with some advanced software, which controls the movement of the missile. With a flight range of around 290 km, the Brahmos missile maintains supersonic speed throughout the flight and further leads to much quicker attacks and engagement and it also has a low dispersion of targets. The missile comes with a special ‘fire and forget’ principle that customises its kinetic energy in accordance with the locked target.

 

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