BrahMos missile successfully test-fired from INS Kochi
BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test fired from on board of recently inducted guided missile destroyer INS Kochi off the western coast. Test: It was overall 49th trial of the BrahMos missile. It successfully hit decommissioned target ship “Alleppey” which was stationed 290 km away after performing high-level and complex manoeuvres.
This successful test provides much-needed teeth to INS Kochi which is one of the India’s most modern indigenous destroyers, making it another lethal platform of Indian Navy. BrahMos as the prime strike weapon of the destoroyer will ensure its invincibility in engaging long range targets in seas.
7,500-tonne indigenously developed warship and was inducted into Indian Navy on September 30, 2015. It has new design concepts for stealth, manoeuvrability and survivability. It can carry total 16 BrahMos missiles in two 8-cell vertical launch systems along with other modern weapons and sensors.
About BrahMos missile
BrahMos supersonic cruise missile designed and developed by BrahMos Aerospace, a joint venture of India and Russia. Missile’s name has been derived from the names of two rivers, India’s Brahmaputra River and Russia’s Moskva River. It is capable of being launched from land, sea, sub-sea and air against sea and land targets. Features: It is capable of carrying a warhead of 300 kilogram and can be launched from ships, land and submarines. It has top supersonic speed of Mach 2.8. It can strike a target at maximum range of 290-km. It is two-stage missile, the first one being solid and the second one ramjet liquid propellant. Read More