The Indian Navy has successfully test-fired an extended-range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from its newly commissioned INS Visakhapatnam destroyer.

The missile launch was carried out off the country’s western coast.

Indian Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) tweeted: “Advanced sea to sea variant of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise missile was tested from INS Visakhapatnam today. The missile hit the designated target ship precisely.”

The missile was tested in October and December 2020 from the navy’s stealth destroyer INS Chennai and Rajput-class destroyer INS Ranvijay, respectively.

An Indian Navy spokesperson said on Twitter that the launch ‘certifies the accuracy of the ship’s combat system and armament complex’ and also ‘validates a new capability the missile provides the navy and nation’.

In November last year, the Indian Navy took the delivery of the newest missile destroyer Visakhapatnam.

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The missile destroyer can be equipped with 16 BrahMos anti-ship supersonic cruise missiles.

BrahMos supersonic cruise missile has been designed and developed by the India-Russian joint venture (JV) BrahMos Aerospace, including Mashinostroyenia of Russia and DRDO.

All three divisions of the Indian Armed Forces, Indian Army, Indian Navy, and the Indian Air Force have deployed this missile.

Designed to hit both land and sea targets, the missile can be launched either in a vertical or a horizontal mode from a moving or stationary platform.

Last month, the missile’s air version was fired from Indian Air Force’s (IAF) Sukhoi 30 MKI supersonic fighter aircraft.