Navy successfully test-fires BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

Last Updated: Sun, Oct 07, 2012 05:40 hrs

The Navy on Sunday successfully test-fired the 290-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a warship off the Goa coast.

According to television reports, the cruise missile was test-fired from guided missile frigate INS Teg-the Indian Navy's latest induction from Russia off the coast of Goa early this morning.

The supersonic missile is capable of carrying a conventional warhead of 300 kilograms.

While induction of the first version of BrahMos missile system in the Indian Navy commenced from 2005 with INS Rajput, it is now fully operational with two regiments of the Army.

The Army has so far placed orders for the BrahMos missile to be deployed by three regiments of the Army and two of them have already been inducted operationally.

Brahmos Aerospace, an Indo-Russian joint venture company, is also working to develop the air as well as the submarine launch version of the missile system and work on the project is in progress. (ANI)

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