BrahMos missile test-fired from Indian Navy’s newest ship INS Kochi, hits target

The world's fastest cruise missile successfully hit decommissioned target ship 'Alleppey' located at a distance covering nearly the full range of the missile with high precision, defence officials said.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 2, 2015 7:10 am
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BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was on Sunday test fired from on board guided missile destroyer INS Kochi off the western coast. The “successful” test, according to Defence Ministry sources, culminated in the missile hitting the target successfully.

The success is significant, given that the missile provides the much-needed teeth to one of the most modern indigenous destroyer.

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“The missile accurately hit the target, a decommissioned naval ship…This is significant step in the operationalisation of the Navy’s latest guided missile stealth destroyer,” a defence ministry source said.

“After two successful test trials from INS Kolkata in June 2014 and February 2015, today’s test firing from INS Kochi has validated the newly commissioned ship’s systems.

BrahMos as the 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,” Sudhir Mishra, CEO and MD of BrahMos Aerospace said.

The navy commissioned INS Kochi on September 30 this year.

The 7,500-ton indigenously developed warship incorporates new design concepts for improved survivability, stealth, sea-keeping and manoeuvrability.

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    Albert Pinto
    Nov 12, 2015 at 9:38 am
    Free Baluchistan!
    1. Aazar Kund
      Nov 2, 2015 at 6:43 pm
      Does anybody know that India ranks top in global poverty as it has highest rate of potion living under poverty line. On the other hand Indian defense spending reaches to new heights and BJP -led government is looking towards modernization of weapons hard tech. Its spending on nuclear weapons is far greater than that of developed states.
      1. Babu Gupta
        Nov 1, 2015 at 9:18 pm
        Porkies, are you listening? Next time do not threaten India with consequences of your own aggresion.
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          biswajit sahoo
          Nov 2, 2015 at 4:56 am
          great indian misele bromosh 290 world powerful misele.
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            Nov 10, 2015 at 6:47 am
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