Bengaluru, NFAPost: BrahMos, the supersonic cruise missile developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), was successfully test fired on Sunday from Indian Navy’s indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai.
According to defence ministry sources, the BrahMos missile hit the target successfully in the Arabian Sea with pin-point 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. The highly versatile BrahMos has been jointly designed, developed and produced by India and Russia.
Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO, BrahMos and Indian Navy for the successful launch. Secretary DDR&D & Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy, congratulated the scientists and all personnel of DRDO, BrahMos, Indian Navy and industry for the successful feat. He stated that BrahMos missiles will add to the capabilities of Indian Armed Forces in many ways.
The BrahMos (designated PJ-10) is a medium-range ramjetsupersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarine, ships, aircraft, or land. It is the fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world. It is a joint venture between the Russian Federation‘s NPO Mashinostroyeniya and India‘s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), who together have formed BrahMos Aerospace.