Naval Variant of Brahmos Missile: BrahMos advanced variant test fired

What is the News?

Defence Research and Development Organization(DRDO) has successfully test-fired the naval variant of the supersonic BrahMos cruise missile from INS Vishapatnam.

What is the Naval Variant of Brahmos Missile?

The Naval Variant of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile has an extended range of 350 to 400 km. The missile can fly at 2.8 Mach speed which is almost three times the speed of sound.

What is Brahmos Missile?

BrahMos is a joint collaboration between India and Russia.

It is capable of being launched from land, sea, sub-sea and air against the surface and sea-based targets. 

The range of the missile was originally capped at 290 km as per obligations of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). 

Following India’s entry into the MTCR club in 2016, the range has been extended to 450 km and to 600 km.

What is INS Visakhapatnam?

INS Visakhapatnam is the first of four indigenously designed and built Project-15B class stealth guided-missile destroyers. It was commissioned in November 2021

Source: This post is based on the articleBrahMos advanced variant test firedpublished in The Hindu on 11th January 2022.

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