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BrahMos missile test-fired from INS Kochi, hits target

  • The 7,500-ton indigenously developed warship incorporates new design concepts for improved survivability, stealth, sea-keeping and manoeuvrability.
  • The warship has the advanced capability of carrying a total of 16 BrahMos missiles in two 8-cell vertical launch systems, besides other sophisticated weapons and sensors.
  • BrahMos missile having supersonic speed of Mach 2.8, a very low-cruising altitude of 10 metres at terminal phase and pin-point accuracy, will make the warship one of the deadliest in the Indian Navy fleet.
  • The world’s fastest cruise missile, after performing high-level and extremely complex manoeuvres, successfully hit decommissioned target ship ‘Alleppey’ located at a distance covering nearly the full range of the missile with high precision,
  • Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos, with a strike-range of over 290 kms, was test-fired from the navy’s newest stealth destroyer INS Kochi successfully hitting a decommissioned target ship in the Arabian Sea.
  • The two-stage BrahMos missile has been jointly developed by India and Russia. It has been in service with the Indian Navy since 2005.
  • This launch was the 49th test-firing of the missile.

Source: EconomicTimes

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