Indian Navy undertakes maiden firing of land attack variant of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile
New Delhi, April 21, 2017
The Indian Navy successfully undertook the maiden firing of the BrahMos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile from a ship today.
This variant of the long range BrahMos missile was fired from Indian Naval Ship Teg, a guided missile frigate, on a target on land, a press release from the Ministry of Defence said.
BrahMos missile has been jointly developed by India and Russia, and its anti-ship variant has already been inducted into the Indian Navy.
A majority of the frontline ships of Indian Navy, like the Kolkata, Ranvir and Teg classes of ships, are capable of firing this missile.
The land attack variant of BrahMos Missile provides Indian Naval Ships the capability to precisely neutralise selected targets deep inland, far away from coast, from stand-off ranges at sea, the release said.
"This successful maiden firing of BrahMos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile has significantly enhanced the prowess of Indian Navy and has placed India in the club of select few nations," it added.