Skip to comments.India test-fires manoeuvrable version of BrahMos missile
Posted on 01/09/2013 11:09:22 AM PST by James C. Bennett
NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday successfully test-fired a highly manoeuvrable version of the 290-km range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from a naval warship off the coast of Vizag in the Bay of Bengal.
"At 9.30 am, the missile blasted off in a pre-designated war scenario taking a 'double-manoeuvre in S-form' hitting the designated target ship just one meter above water line. The sheer velocity and power of the hit made the missile rip through the ship's hull," BrahMos Aerospace CEO Sivathanu Pillai said on Wednesday.
This is the 34th launch of BrahMos after the successful October launch from INS Teg in the Arabian Sea.
The BrahMos missile system was inducted into the Indian Navy in 2005 when it began arming the Rajput-class guided missile destroyers and inducted subsequently in many warships.
BrahMos is capable of acquiring data not only from the American GPS but also from the Russian GLONASS satellite systems, which ensures double redundancy.
In the last stage, the seeker takes over and the target is located with an accuracy of a few meters which ensures no chances of survival for the target.
"This has been proved once again today and with bulls-eye accuracy," officials said.
Defence minister A K Antony congratulated the warship commander, the Indian Navy and the BrahMos team for the "demonstration of capabilities", they said.
We’re still pals, right India?
Thanks James C. Bennett.
Hussein will now send more arms and money to Pakistan as a compensating measure.
I find it incredible that Indians in the USA voted nearly 90% or more for Obama. I know a friend (who's a first generation immigrant from India) who is openly anti-Obama and she can't understand it either
Indians are smart, have the highest salaries and net worth of any ethnic group, are hard-working and have very conservative family values
This is the opposite of the Democrat agenda