The Indian Navy efficiently demonstrated the accuracy of an extended-range land assault Brahmos supersonic cruise missile from the stealth destroyer INS Chennai (D65), on fifth March, 2022. The missile hit its supposed goal with pinpoint accuracy after traversing an prolonged vary trajectory and performing advanced manoeuvres. This achievement establishes the Indian Navy’s potential to strike even deeper and affect land operations additional away from sea, when and the place required. Each Brahmos missile and INS Chennai are indigenously constructed and spotlight the cutting-edge of Indian missile and ship-building prowess. They reinforce the Indian Navy’s contribution in direction of the Atma Nirbhar Bharat and Make in India endeavours.

INS Chennai (D65) is the third and final ship of the Kolkata-class stealth guided missile destroyers of the Indian Navy. She was constructed by the Mazagon Dock Restricted (MDL) at Mumbai. On 17 April 2017, INS Chennai was devoted to town of Chennai in presence of then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Okay. Palaniswamy. INS Chennai is designed to hold the supersonic BrahMos surface-to-surface missile system. The system allows the ship to interact shore-based and naval floor targets at lengthy vary making it a deadly platform for strike in opposition to enemy targets. The India-designed ship is designed to have state-of-the-art weapons and sensors, stealth options, a complicated motion info system.


Indian Navy efficiently examined a complicated model of the BrahMos from INS Chennai to validate the long-range precision strike functionality of the missile.

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 this 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 primarily based on the Russian P-800 Oniks cruise missile and different comparable sea-skimming Russian cruise missile know-how. The title 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.

By April 2013, Brahmos has been inducted in eight warships of the Indian Navy. The three Kolkata-class destroyers on this class are armed with two bow mounted 8-cell Brahmos VLS launchers. The Kolkata class INS Chennai efficiently examined Brahmos launch on October 18, 2020. The ship-launched and land-based missiles can carry a 200 kg warhead, whereas the aircraft-launched variant (BrahMos A) can carry a 300 kg warhead. Though BrahMos was primarily an anti-ship missile, the BrahMos Block III can even have interaction land-based targets. It may be launched both in a vertical or inclined place and is able to masking targets over a 360-degree horizon. The BrahMos missile has an equivalent configuration for land, sea, and sub-sea platforms.