India successfully tests Naval version of BrahMos

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New Delhi, Mar 5 (UNI) India today successfully tested the Naval version of the BrahMos cruise missile, establishing the sea-to-land attack capability of the formidable weapon system.

The missile was tested off Andaman coast from the decks of INS Rajput and hit a land target in one of the islands of Andaman and Nicobar.

''The missile met all flight parameters during its launch, flight and zeroed in on the designated target among the group of targets, destroying it with a thunderous blast. The mission, the 15th successive successful launch of the BrahMos missile, is very important as it has established the sea-to-land attack capability of the formidable weapon system,'' a Defence spokesman said.

The Indian Navy's Andaman and Nicobar Command provided the logistics support for the missile test.

The command deployed ten ships, three aircraft and three helicopters for mission support. The parameters set for the mission were kept extremely difficult including the positioning of the target to achieve maximum output. The 100 per cent success of the launch once again demonstrated the tremendous capability of BRAHMOS weapon system.

The launch was witnessed by Dr A Sivathanu Pillai, CEO and MD of BrahMos Aerospace, along with the officiating Commander in Chief of the Andaman Command, Rear Admiral P K Nair, and other senior naval officers and Defence scientists.

UNI RB AKJ HT1912

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