The Indian Navy successfully test-fired the BrahMos Land Attack SuperSonic Cruise Missile on Friday. The missile, a variant of the Long Range BrahMos Missile, was launched from the India Naval’s guided missile frigate called the Teg. The test firing was conducted in the Bay of Bengal. The missile test was successful and the results from the firing were as expected, a top official of the navy said.
The missile is a product of a joint effort with Russia. The Navy has already incorporated the Anti-Ship variation of the missile in its armoury. Many ships of the Indian Navy, such as Kolkata, Ranvir and Teg ships, have facilities required to fire the missile.
This Land Attack missile is capable of firing at targets located in the inlands, far away from the coast line, from a stand-off position at sea. The success of this test-firing puts India in the club of selected countries who have access to such missile systems.
- With PTI inputs.