Known for its bravery and extraordinary courage, the Indian Army has successfully test fired an advanced third version of BRAHMOS land-attack cruise missile in the eastern sector, revalidating the formidable weapon’s precision strike capability. South Western Command’s Corps ‘Strike One’ successfully carried out the firing of the advanced BRAHMOS Block III in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands on May 3 for the second consecutive day, as per officials.
The successive launches reinforce the formidable weapon’s precision strike capability. The long-range tactical weapon was successfully tested from the same location on May 2. These successful firings of the supersonic cruise missile were carried out in full operational land-to-land configurations from Mobile Autonomous Launchers (MAL) at its full-range. Meeting all flight parameters in a copybook manner while conducting high level and complex maneuvers, the multi-role missile successfully hit the land-based target with desired precision, in both the trials demonstrating its accuracy of less than one metre.
Jointly developed by India’s DRDO and Russia’s NPOM, the multi-platform, multi-mission BRAHMOS 3 is capable of being launched from land, sea, sub-sea and air against surface and sea-based targets. India has been testing a series of missiles recently; the last test-fire before the two BrahMos tests was of intermediate-range ballistic missile Agni-III on April 27.
India also recently tested BrahMos missile with an extended 450-km range, has undertaken a drop test of the air version of BrahMos, exo-atmospheric Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV) interceptor missile, and endo-atmospheric Advanced Air Defence missile, both part of a two-tier anti-ballistic missile system, Agni IV and Agni V missiles within last six months. The successful tests make a call of the prowess of Indian Army and other armed forces and it is a much needed shout to make when the strife is on the brink.