Indian DRDO Launches BrahMos Cruise Missile From Destroyer INS Visakhapatnam (D66)
Superior sea to sea variant of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was examined from INS Visakhapatnam (D66) on January 11, 2021. The supersonic cruise missile hit the designated goal ship exactly. The newest missile destroyer Visakhapatnam was delivered to India’s Navy in November final 12 months. The missile destroyer carries 16 BrahMos anti-ship supersonic cruise missiles. The brand new BrahMos missiles boosted the nation’s protection functionality to repel threats and raised its army standing to the worldwide degree.The Brahmos missile has a flight vary of as much as 290-km with supersonic pace all by way of the flight, resulting in shorter flight time, consequently making certain decrease dispersion of targets, faster engagement time, and non-interception by any identified weapon system on the planet.
The BrahMos (designated PJ-10) is a medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that may be launched from submarine, ships, plane or land. It’s notably one of many quickest supersonic cruise missiles on the planet. It’s a three way partnership between the Russian Federation’s NPO Mashinostroyeniya and India’s Defence Analysis and Growth Organisation (DRDO), who collectively have fashioned BrahMos Aerospace. It’s based mostly on the Russian P-800 Oniks cruise missile and different related sea-skimming Russian cruise missile expertise. The identify BrahMos is a portmanteau fashioned from the names of two rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and the Moskva of Russia. It’s the world’s quickest anti-ship cruise missile presently in operation. The land-launched and ship-launched variations are already in service.
BrahMos surface-to-surface variants was first test-fired on 12 June 2001 from the Built-in Check Vary (ITR), Chandipur in a vertical launch configuration. On 14 June 2004, one other take a look at was performed at ITR and BrahMos was fired from a cellular launcher. The brand new navigation system makes use of an Indian chip known as G3OM (GPS, GLONASS, GAGAN on a Module). The system weighs round 17 grams, and provides accuracy under 5 metres utilizing Indian, US and Russian navigation satellites. The system can be utilized in tandem with and Inertial Navigation System (INS) to offer high-accuracy concentrating on with out utilizing any seeker. On 30 September 2020, India efficiently test-fired an prolonged vary BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. The supersonic cruise missile is able to hitting targets at greater than 400-km vary. The take a look at was carried out beneath PJ-10 undertaking of the Defence Analysis and Growth Organisation (DRDO), beneath which the missile was launched with an indigenous booster.
INS Visakhapatnam is the lead ship and the primary of the Visakhapatnam-class stealth guided-missile destroyers of the Indian Navy. The destroyer additionally incorporate a various vary of apparatus from numerous producers; Russia’s Baltic Shipyard was contracted to provide 4 Line shafts, whereas two Zorya M36E fuel generators have been procured from Ukraine. The RBU-6000 anti-submarine rocket launchers and the 533 mm torpedo tubes have been manufactured by Larsen & Toubro (L&T), the Barak-8 surface-to-air missiles have been manufactured by Bharat Electronics Restricted (BEL), the 76 mm naval gun was manufactured by Bharat Heavy Electricals Restricted (BHEL), whereas the BrahMos cruise missiles have been manufactured by BrahMos Aerospace.
BRAHMOS, the supersonic cruise missile was efficiently take a look at fired right now on 18th October 2020 from Indian Navy’s indigenously-built stealth destroyer
INS Chennai, hitting a goal within the Arabian Sea. The missile hit the goal efficiently with pin-point accuracy.
— DRDO (@DRDO_India) October 18, 2020
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