The Indian Air Force has carried out successful firing of BrahMos surface-to-surface missiles from a mobile platform at Trak Island in Andaman Nicobar islands, officials said on Tuesday.
“The drill to check the IAF’s capability to hit targets with pin-point accuracy at targets close to 300 KM was conducted”, the officials said.
The twin firings have been carried out as a part of the routine operational training on October 21 and 22. The missile engaged the designated mock targets close to 300 km away and a direct hit on the target was achieved in both the cases, IAF stated.
The IAF also stated that the launches have enhanced its capability of engaging the ground targets with pinpoint accuracy from a mobile platform
The missile engaged the designated mock targets close to 300km away. A direct hit on the target was achieved in both the cases. Firing of the missile has enhanced the IAFs capability to engage the ground targets with pin point accuracy from a mobile platform, a spokesperson said.
The BrahMos is a medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarine, ships, aircraft, or land. The missile, with a strike range of 290km, can be fired from land as well as sea-based platforms. It is the fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world. The BrahMos missile has been developed by the DRDO in association with NPOM, a Russia based rocket design bureau.