Naval Weapons

Indian Navy successfully test-fires BrahMos land attack variant

24 April 2017

The Indian Navy (IN) successfully test-fired a land attack variant of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on 21 April, India's Press Information Bureau (PIB) said in a statement.

The missile was launched from INS Teg, a Talwar (Project 1135.6)-class guided missile frigate, onto an unspecified land target.

"The successful maiden firing of [the] BrahMos Land-Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile has significantly enhanced the prowess of the Indian Navy and placed India in the club of a select few nations," said the PIB.

The new BrahMos variant provides IN ships "with the capability to precisely neutralise selected targets deep inland, far away from the coast, from stand-off ranges at sea", it added.

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