Indian Navy, IAF Successfully Test Fire BrahMos Missile On Same Target

The missile, which was set to target an abandoned ship, sank it with the impact. Indian Navy warship INS Delhi did the first test firing off the eastern seaboard of the country.
The abandoned ship was targeted by Navy and IAF to test fire BrahMos missile | Image: ANI
The abandoned ship was targeted by Navy and IAF to test fire BrahMos missile | Image: ANI

The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile scored two successful direct hits against the same target on Tuesday during a test firing.

The missile, which was set to target an abandoned ship, sank it with the impact. Indian Navy warship INS Delhi did the first test firing off the eastern seaboard of the country, reported ANI.

BrahMos officials were quoted by ANI as saying, “The missile without warhead created a hole in the abandoned ship It travels at speeds around 3000 km per hour and is difficult to be intercepted by air defence systems.”

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Following the successful hit by the Indian Navy, the Indian Air Force’s Su-30MKI aircraft armed with air-launch version of the missile took off from an airbase and launched it at the same target.

The ship sank following a direct hit by the missile. Both Navy and Air Force had coordinated with each other for the test firings.

Defence officials also said that more cruise missile launches will be held in the near future.

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