Published on: April 30, 2022
ANTI-SHIP VERSION OF BRAHMOS MISSILE
Anti-ship version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired jointly by the Indian Navy and the Andaman and Nicobar Command
- Joint venture between the Defence Research and Development Organisation of India (DRDO) and the NPOM of Russia
- Named on the rivers Brahmaputra and Moskva
- Two-stage (solid propellant engine in the first stage and liquid ramjet in second) missile
- Multiplatform missile i.e it can be launched from land, air, and sea and multi capability missile with pinpoint accuracy that works in both day and night irrespective of the weather conditions.
- Operates on the “Fire and Forgets” principle i.e., it does not require further guidance after launch
- One of the fastest cruise missiles currently operationally deployed with speed of Mach 2.8, which is nearly 3 times more than the speed of sound.
- Following India’s entry into the MTCR (Missile Technology Control Regime) club in June 2016, the range is planned to be extended to 450 km and to 600km at a later stage.
- The BrahMos missile was initially developed with a range capped at 290 km.