Indian Navy’s INS Kora corvette fires anti-ship missile

2 November 2020 (Last Updated November 2nd, 2020 16:21)

The Indian Navy's Kora-class guided missile corvette INS Kora (P61) has fired an anti-ship missile (AShM) in the Bay of Bengal.

Indian Navy’s INS Kora corvette fires anti-ship missile
INS Kora (P61) is the lead ship of the Kora-class corvettes. Credit: Indian Navy/ Government of India.

The Indian Navy’s Kora-class guided missile corvette INS Kora (P61) has fired an anti-ship missile (AShM) in the Bay of Bengal.

The missile hit the intended target, which was located at maximum range, with precise accuracy, an Indian Navy spokesperson announced on Twitter. A video of the launch was also released.

The firing was carried out as part of a drill to demonstrate combat preparedness.

The spokesperson said in a tweet: “#AShM fired by #IndianNavy’s Guided Missile Corvette #INSKora hits the target at max range with precise accuracy in #BayofBengal.

“Target ship severely damaged and in flames.”

The latest firing follows the successful launch of an AShM in the Arabian Sea from Chamak-class missile boat INS Prabal (K93) last week.

As per a tweet by the Indian Navy, the missile hit and sunk the target ship with accuracy at maximum range.

Constructed at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kora-class guided missile corvette were outfitted at Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL).

There are four ships in the class and they primarily serve as surface combatants.

The ships are 1,350t guided-missile corvettes.

The Indian Ministry of Defence announced in October that the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight tested the anti-submarine warfare system Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART).

In June last year, India’s Defence Research and Development (DRDO) reportedly launched the anti-ship version of the supersonic BrahMos cruise missile.