Port Blair: The Indian Air Force (IAF) fired two BrahMos surface-to-surface missiles at Trak Island in Andaman and Nicobar islands and the mock targets were hit successfully.
The twin firings have been carried out by the IAF as a part of a training mission.
The IAF tweeted, “BrahMos Surface to Surface missiles were fired by IAF at Trak Island in the Andaman Nicobar group of islands on 21 & 22 Oct 19. The twin firings have been carried out as a part of the routine operational training.”
“The missile engaged the designated mock targets close to 300 Km away. A direct hit on the target was achieved in both cases. The firing of the missile has enhanced IAFs capability to engage the grounds targets with pinpoint accuracy from a mobile platform,” tweeted IAF.
The missile engaged the designated mock targets close to 300 Km away. A direct hit on the target was achieved in both cases. The firing of the missile has enhanced IAFs capability to engage the grounds targets with pinpoint accuracy from a mobile platform.
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) October 22, 2019
The firing by IAF demonstrates the mobility and agility of IAF units to operationally deploy and launch at targets with pin-point accuracy.
IAF had previously successfully fired the land version of the BrahMos missile at Pokhran.
In addition, IAF had also recently successfully fired the air version of the BrahMos missile from its frontline Su-30MKI fighter aircraft on May 19 in the same area.
The 2.8 Mach BrahMos missile is a state-of-art supersonic cruise missile designed and developed by BAPL. The missile is ideally suited for launch from large stand-off ranges to engage fortified targets deep inside the enemy territory with precision.
The BrahMos missile provides Indian Air Force a much desired capability to strike from large stand-off ranges on any target at sea or on land with pinpoint accuracy by day or night and in all weather conditions. Supersonic speeds combined with the capability to attack the assigned target in Single or Salvo mode ensures quicker target engagement with a high degree of assurance. The missile functions on the Fire and Forget principle with high accuracy.