Sunday in the Arabian Sea, the Navy successfully tested the ship-launched version of the BrahMos supersonic missile with an indigenous seeker and booster.
“The Indian Navy successfully conducted a precision hit in the Arabian Sea using a ship-launched BrahMos missile with an indigenous seeker and booster manufactured by the Defense Research and Development Organization,” the Navy said in a statement.
#IndianNavy’s successful precision strike in the #ArabianSea by ship launched #BrahMos missile with @DRDO_India designed #Indigenous Seeker & Booster reinforces its commitment towards #AatmaNirbharta.#AatmaNirbharBharat@DefenceMinIndia @PMOIndia @IN_WNC @IN_WesternFleet pic.twitter.com/yErzO2Iout
— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) March 5, 2023
The Navy and the Andaman and Nicobar Command successfully tested the anti-ship variant of the BrahMos cruise missile in April of last year.
BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd, a joint venture between India and Russia, manufactures cruise missiles with a speed of 2.8 Mach, or approximately three times the speed of sound. The missiles can be launched from various platforms, including submarines, ships, aircraft, and land. Moreover, BrahMos Aerospace is creating the BrahMos NG, a more compact variant of the missile.
In January of last year, India and the Philippines signed a $375 million contract for the sale of missiles. India is also interested in selling missiles to South Africa, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt.