BrahMos supersonic cruise missile will ensure warship’s invincibility

The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile has been jointly designed, developed and produced by India and Russia

AMID ongoing tension with PRC and Pakistan, India has successfully tested BRAHMOS, the supersonic cruise missile from Indian Navy’s indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai. The Missile developed by  DRDO hit the target successfully with pinpoint accuracy after performing high-level and extremely complex manoeuvres. The 290-km range missile — an Indo-Russian joint venture — has land, air and naval variants. “The missile hit the target with pinpoint accuracy after performing high-level and extremely complex manoeuvres. BrahMos as prime strike weapon will ensure the warship’s invincibility by engaging naval surface targets at long ranges, thus making the destroyer another lethal platform of Indian Navy,” it said. The missile has a top speed of Mach 2.8 — nearly three times the speed of sound. Among other weapons recently tested by are a new version of the nuclear-capable hypersonic Shaurya missile with a range of 750 km and the anti-radiation missile to take down enemy radars and surveillance systems. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO, BrahMos and Indian Navy for the successful launch. Secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development and DRDO Chairman Dr G Satheesh Reddy, also complimented the scientists and all personnel of DRDO, BrahMos, Indian Navy and industry for the successful feat.DRDO Chairman Dr Reddy said, BRAHMOS missiles will add to the capabilities of Indian Armed Forces in many ways. BRAHMOS is a prime strike weapon will ensure the warship’s invincibility by engaging naval surface targets at long ranges, thus making the destroyer another lethal platform of Indian Navy. The highly versatile BRAHMOS will go a long way in further strengthening India’s security and sovereignty against any belligerent nations.

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