Indian Navy Test-Fires Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile from a Destroyer

Indian Navy recently successfully fired a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from its destroyer in the Bay of Bengal.

During the test-firing, all the objectives and parameters were achieved.

The missile successfully destroyed its target with pinpoint precision.

The Indian Navy posted on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter), stating, “An Indian Navy destroyer of the eastern fleet carried out the successful firing of a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in the Bay of Bengal. The missile achieved all mission objectives.”

Worth mentioning that within a month two BrahMos tests have been conducted by the Indian Armed Forces.

Just a fortnight ago, the Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30MKI combat jets fired the air launched variant BrahMos-A missile successfully destroying its target in the Bay of Bengal.

Besides, another test was undertaken last month by the IAF and Indian Army during which the defence services jointly fired four BrahMos-ER (extended-range) supersonic cruise missiles.


About BrahMos Aerospace

The BrahMos Aerospace is an Indo-Russian multinational aerospace and defence corporation, with core manufacturing concentrations in Cruise missiles.

Headquartered in New Delhi, India, it was founded as a joint venture between the India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and NPO Mashinostroyenia of Russia through an inter-governmental agreement in 1998.

The company currently manufactures BrahMos missile with a range of 300 km and traveling at speeds of Mach 4. It is currently developing BrahMos-II, a hypersonic cruise missile.

The first trial launch of BrahMos missile took place in 2001. Various versions of this missile have been commissioned to India’s navy, air force and army.

About BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile

BrahMos supersonic cruise missile (also designated as PJ-10) is a short-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or land platforms.

The missile flies at a speed of 2.8 Mach or almost three times the speed of sound. The per unit cost of the missile is expected to be approximately USD 5 million.