NewDelhi : The Indian Navy announced a successful test firing of a BrahMos missile from one of its warships in the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday. The Navy shared an image of the test firing and confirmed that the missile accomplished all of its mission objectives.
An #IndianNavy destroyer of @IN_EasternFleet carried out successful firing of #BrahMos missile in the #BayofBengal.
The missile achieved all mission objectives.@DefenceMinIndia @SpokespersonMoD @IndiannavyMedia pic.twitter.com/MUzNdvuft1
— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) November 1, 2023
BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd, a joint venture between Bharat and Russia, is responsible for producing these supersonic cruise missiles, which can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or land platforms.
In a previous achievement in May, the Indian Navy conducted a successful test launch of a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the INS Mormugao, the most recent guided missile destroyer in its fleet.
The BrahMos missile travels at a speed of 2.8 Mach, which is nearly three times the speed of sound.
Notably, Bharat is also exporting the BrahMos missiles, with a significant deal finalized in January , last year. Bharat agreed to supply three missile batteries to the Philippines as part of a USD 375 million contract.