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.