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Indian Navy successfully test-fires BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile


Supersonic BRAHMOS being test fired in the Arabian Sea. (Photo: Indian Navy/ Twitter)

NEW DELHI (PTI): The Indian Navy on Sunday successfully test-fired the ship-launched version of BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile in the Arabian Sea.

The missile that was tested had indigenous "seeker and booster', officials said.

"The Indian Navy carried out a successful precision strike in the Arabian Sea by ship launched BRAHMOS missile with DRDO-designed indigenous seeker and booster, reinforcing our commitment towards Aatmanirbharta (self-reliance) in defence," said a senior military official.

BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd, an India-Russia joint venture, produces supersonic cruise missiles that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or land platforms.

BRAHMOS missile flies at a top speed of 2.8 Mach or almost three times the speed of sound.

The anti-ship version of the supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired jointly by the Indian Navy and the Andaman and Nicobar Command in April last year.

India is also exporting BRAHMOS missiles.

In January 2022, India sealed a USD 375 million deal with the Republic of Philippines for supplying three batteries of the precision strike missile.

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