The Indian Navy and the BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited (BAPL) on Wednesday carried out a successful engagement of a land target at enhanced range with an advanced supersonic cruise missile.
“#IndianNavy & M/s BAPL carried out successful engagement of land target at enhanced range with an advanced supersonic cruise missile. This endeavour revalidates #AatmaNirbharta for extended range precision strike capability from combat & mission ready ships. #AatmaNirbharBharat,” Indian Navy posted on X.
Navy successfully test-fired BrahMos missile in Bay in Bengal
Earlier in last year November, the Indian Navy said successfully test-fired a BrahMos missile from its warship in the Bay in Bengal. The missile achieved all mission objectives, the Indian Navy said in a statement. In a post on X, the Navy also shared a picture of the test-firing.
“An #IndianNavy destroyer of @IN_EasternFleet carried out successful firing of #BrahMos missile in the #BayofBengal. The missile achieved all mission objectives. @DefenceMinIndia @SpokespersonMoD @IndiannavyMedia,” it posted.
BrahMos Supersonic cruise missile
According to a top official of BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd, the India-Russian joint venture produces supersonic cruise missiles that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or land platforms with a speed of 2.8 Mach or almost three times the speed of sound. India also exports BrahMos missiles to a few countries like the Philippines and others. Notably, the Indian Navy tested their Extended range capacity.