Indian Navy Brahmos Missile: The Indian Navy Sunday successfully test-fired the ship-launched version of the BrahMos supersonic missile. The missile which has been jointly developed and co-produced with the Russia, has been tested with locally developed seeker and booster, giving a push to India’s quest for self-reliance in defence.
“The Indian Navy carried out a successful precision strike in the Arabian Sea by ship launched BrahMos missile with DRDO-designed indigenous seeker and booster, reinforcing our commitment towards Aatmanirbharta (self-reliance) in defence,” said a senior military official.
BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd, an India-Russian joint venture, produces supersonic cruise missiles that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or land platforms.
BrahMos missile flies at a speed of 2.8 Mach or almost three times the speed of sound.
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The anti-ship version of the supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired jointly by the Indian Navy and the Andaman and Nicobar Command in April last year.
Brahmos supersonic cruise missile is one of the advanced weapon system that has been cleared by the Indian Government for the export. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set an ambitious target for the country’s defence industry to achieve defence exports worth $5 billion in the next three years.
In January last year, India sealed a $375 million deal with the Philippines for supplying three batteries of the missile.
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