The Indian Navy announced that it has successfully fired a BrahMos supersonic ramjet cruise missile from an upgraded modular launcher for the first time.
The announcement made yesterday came with a video shared by the official twitter account of the Indian Navy. The two part tweet read:
"Successful maiden #BrahMos firing by #INSDelhi from an upgraded modular launcher once again demonstrated long range strike capability of BrahMos alongwith validation of integrated Network Centric Operations from frontline platforms (1/2).
This firing is yet another shot in the arm for #AatmaNirbharBharat (2/2)."
It should be stated that AatmaNirbhar Bharat is the vision of the Indian Prime Minister to make India a self-reliant nation.
The BrahMos (also designated as PJ-10) is a medium-range stealthy supersonic ramjet cruise missile that can be launched from submarine, ships, aircraft or land. It is currently the fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world. It is a joint-venture between the Russian Federation's NPO Mashinostroyeniya and India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), who together have formed BrahMos Aerospace. It is based on the Russian P-800 Oniks supersonic anti-ship cruise missile. The name BrahMos is a portmanteau formed from the names of two rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and the Moskva of Russia.
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