The Indian Navy cruiser INS Delhi successfully testfired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. The successful initial BrahMos firing by INS Delhi using an improved modular launcher confirmed the BrahMos’ long-range attack potential while also validating integrated network-centric operations from frontline platforms.
“On April 19, the Indian Navy cruiser INS Delhi testfired a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile.” The missile’s lack of a warhead blew a hole in the stricken ship. According to BrahMos officials quoted by ANI, the missile travels at speeds of approximately 3000 kmph and is tough to intercept by air defence systems.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully test-fired a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a Sukhoi fighter plane on the Eastern seaboard on Tuesday, demonstrating its operational readiness.
The “live fire” of the missile was done in close cooperation with the Indian Navy, according to the Indian Air Force. Officials stated the missile hit the target with pinpoint accuracy and precision.
“Today on the Eastern seaboard, #IAF undertook live firing of #BrahMos missile from a Su30 MkI aircraft. The missile achieved a direct hit on the target, a decommissioned #IndianNavy ship. The mission was undertaken in close coordination with @indiannavy,” the IAF said in a tweet.
The flight test is a significant step forward for the BrahMos programme.