India today successfully test fired Sea to Land version of Brahmos supersonic missile. This is the 15th launch of Indo Russian joint venture missile. The Brahmos missile was fired from Indian Navy’s Russian acquired Missile Destroyer INS Rajput for the first time time off Andaman & Nicobar islands. The launch was witnessed by Dr.A. Sivathanu Pillai, CEO & MD of BrahMos Aerospace. The missile had a range of more than 290 kms and has met all the desired parameters.
Brahmos is designed for launch from air, land, sea and sub sea platforms. Brahmos has already been tested successfully for ship-to-ship version as well as surface-to-surface version.
Here is an image showing multi role capabilities of the missile.
Update: March 19
BrahMos underwater launch is expected this year. Click here to read more.
Update: June 23
A Russian frigate under construction may be equipped with sea-based BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles. Read more from RIA Novosti.
Update: August 01
India has already tested four versions of BrahMos: ship-to-ship, land-to-land, land-to-ship and ship-to-land. Now India is getting ready to test Underwater version of BrahMos. Read more from The Times of India.
Update: December 18
On December 18, BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile was launched in the Bay of Bengal from a universal vertical launcher fitted in a new warship. All earlier launches of BrahMos missiles had been carried out from inclined launchers. Read more from Thaindian News.
Here is a video clip of Brahmos
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