India’s new missile to have range of over 500 km

India’s new missile, tentatively titled- LRASM or Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile, will have range of over 500 km, which is considerably more than BrahMos.

According to a report by Times Now, the missile being tested is likely to be a new long-range anti-ship missile (LRSAM) developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, with a range of more than 500 kilometres

In a significant development, India is preparing for the maiden trial of a highly anticipated long-range anti-ship missile.

The trial is scheduled to take place early next month, from Abdul Kalam Island, off the coast of Odisha, in the Bay of Bengal.

The Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) issued by India suggests that the test will be conducted between 5 to 9 October.

To put it in perspective, this range surpasses that of the BrahMos, the renowned Indo-Russian cruise missile, which originally had a range of 290 kilometres and now boasts of a range of approximately 350-400 kilometres.

However, it is important to note that this upcoming trial is just the initial stage of development.

According to the report, it is projected that Indian Navy warships may be equipped with the LRASM approximately seven years from now.

Nevertheless, this missile holds substantial promise for bolstering the Navy’s capabilities, particularly in terms of ship-based missile systems with extended reach.

India is also working to increase the range of the BrahMos missile from the existing 350-400 kilometres to 800 kilometres.