The new supersonic cruise missile was equipped with new technological developments which were successfully proven, the sources said.
DRDO and Russia’s NPOM developed BrahMos, is a universal long-range supersonic cruise missile system. It can be launched from land, sea, and air.
The system has been designed with two variants for Anti-Ship and Land-Attack roles. BRAHMOS Weapon Systems has been inducted and is operational with the Indian Navy (IN) as well as the Indian Army (IA), according to the DRDO.
Earlier this month, a successful test of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was carried out from the Indian Navy destroyer INS Vishakhapatnam off the Western coast.
The sea-to-sea variant of the missile was testfired at the maximum range and it hit the target ship with pinpoint accuracy.
The DRDO in a tweet said, “Advanced sea to sea variant of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise missile was tested from INS Visakhapatnam today. The missile hit the designated target ship precisely.”