Naval version of Brahmos test fired from Navy’s INS Ranvijay in Bay of Bengal

By: Express News Service | Pune |

Updated: December 1, 2020 10:04:30 pm

The versions of the BrahMos that are being tested have an extended range of around 400 kilometers, as compared to its initial range of 290 kilometers, with more versions of higher ranges currently under development. (Courtesy: Indian Navy)

THE Naval version of the BrahMos missile was successfully test fired on Tuesday morning from the Indian Navy’s Rajput-class destroyer INS Ranvijay, hitting a decommissioned target ship in the Bay of Bengal, as part of a series of tests of the supersonic cruise missile.

On November 24, the Indian Army had successfully launched BrahMos from Car Nicobar Islands in a ‘top-attack’ configuration hitting a target in Bay Bengal. The launch was first in a series of launches of the various versions of the missile over the following days in a display of India’s tactical cruise missile triad. The November 24 test was followed by two tests the next day – one by the Army and another by IAF.

Indian Navy tweeted from its official handle on Tuesday, “Indian Navy hones its combat readiness. Brahmos AShM (Anti Ship Missile) launched by INS Ranvijay strikes the target ship at max range with pinpoint accuracy in Bay of Bengal.” The Ministry of Defence said in an official statement that the test was…

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