BrahMos successfully test-fired from INS Kolkata

By: OneIndia Defence Desk
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Bengaluru, Feb 14: India on Saturday successfully test-fired a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Indian Navy's latest destroyer INS Kolkata.

Sources said that the launch was flawless. "The missile met all its designed parameters and it was a treat to watch," a senior BrahMos official said.

BrahMos test-fired from INS Kolkata

Indian Navy had commissioned INS Kolkata in August 2014. This is the first ship of this class, with two more ships in the pipeline.

"All the three ships are equipped with vertical launched Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile System as the prime strike weapon," the official said.

He said the Universal Vertical Launcher (UVLM) being used has a unique design, developed and patented by BrahMos Aerospace.

The UVLM has the benefits of stealth and permits launching of the missile vertically in any direction.

BrahMos chief Sudhir Mishra congratulated the BrahMos Team and Indian Navy on the successful mission.

The air launch version of BrahMos is expected to be test-fired from a Sukhoi next month. India is also planning the air version of its subsonic cruise missile, Nirbhay.

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