- India successfully test-fired supersonic cruise missile BrahMos off Odisha coast in Balasore
- The missile was equipped with new technological developments which were successfully proven
- India successfully test-fired BrahMos missile from Navy’s INS Visakhapatnam warship on 11 January
DRDO sources said that India on Thursday (January 20) successfully test-fired the supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from the Odisha coast in Balasore.
A Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) source said the missile was test-fired at around 10:45 am from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) Launch Pad-III at Chandipur, along with new additional technologies, including control systems. to news agency PTI.
The detailed data is being analysed, the source said.
According to defense sources, the missile was equipped with new technological developments which were successfully proven. Earlier on January 11, the country successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Indian Navy’s INS Visakhapatnam warship.
“The advanced sea-to-sea version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was test-fired today from INS Visakhapatnam. The missile hit the designated target ship accurately,” a DRDO official said.
The missile is a joint venture between India and Russia where the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) represents the Indian side. The missile was test fired from INS Visakhapatnam which is the latest warship of the recently inducted Indian Navy.
BrahMos is the main weapon system of Indian Navy warships and is deployed on almost all its surface platforms. An underwater version is also being developed that will not only be used by submarines of India, but will also be offered for export to friendly countries.
(with inputs from agencies)