The Indian Navy tasted success test-firing the 290-km ranged BrahMos supersonic cruise missile off the Goan coast today morning. Sources report that the test-firing eventuated from the guided-missile frigate INS Teg (Navy’s latest enlistment from Russia, and the missile was successfully fired at the pre-induction trials in Russia), and that the high-level steering missile hit the target ship successfully. The missile shall also be mounted on the remaining warships- INS Tarkah and INS Trikand- in vertical launch mode. The missile is competent enough to carry a customary warhead weighing 300kg. The two-stage missile- the first one solid and the second one ramjet liquid propellant- already enjoys the company of the Army and the Navy, and the Air Force variant is going through the final testing phase.

Indian Navy Successfully Test-Fires BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile Off INS-Teg

BrahMos missile was first introduced in the navy in 2005 with INS Rajput, and now is fully functional with two Army regiments. The Defence Ministry has nodded positively for a third regiment stationed at Arunachal Pradesh to have this missile system. BrahMos Aerospace, an Indo-Russian collaboration is even toiling to establish the air as well as the submarine launch version of the missile system, and the work’s in progress.