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‘Sea to Sea ’ Variant Of BrahMos Missile

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  • January 12, 2022
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‘Sea to Sea ’ Variant Of BrahMos Missile

Part of: Prelims and GS-III Defence and Security

Context: India successfully tested advanced sea to sea variant of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise missile from INS Visakhapatnam. 

Indian Navy’s newest indigenously-built guided missile destroyer represents a twin achievement: 

  • Certifies the accuracy of the ship’s combat system and armament complex
  • Validates a new capability the missile provides the Navy and the Nation

About BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile 

  • BrahMos, deployed by the Navy on its warships first in 2005, has the capability to hit sea-based targets beyond radar horizon.
  • Capable of being launched from land, sea, sub-sea and air against surface- and sea-based targets
  • The missiles, fired at a speed of 2.8 Mach or nearly three times the speed of sound, significantly increase the capability of the ships in engaging long-range targets.
  • The name BrahMos is a portmanteau formed from the names of two rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and the Moskva of Russia.
  • It is the world’s fastest anti-ship cruise missile currently in operation.
  • BrahMos missiles are designed and developed by BrahMos Aerospace, a joint venture company set up by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Mashinostroyenia of Russia

News Source: The Hindu 

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