India’s Defence Research and Development (DRDO) has reportedly launched the anti-ship version of the supersonic BrahMos cruise missile.

The missile was test-fired from the launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur on 4 June in the state of Odisha, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported citing DRDO sources.

BrahMos is claimed to be the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile that can hit its target with a high rate of precision and accuracy. The missile can be fired from land, sea and air.

Sources told the news agency that the missile is capable of striking targets up to around 290km and that it would act as a deterrent against any possible threats from neighbouring countries.

Test-firing was performed in the presence of senior defence officials and scientists from DRDO and BrahMos.

BrahMos was established as a joint venture between the DRDO and Russia’s NPOM through an inter-governmental agreement signed in February 1998 between India and Russia.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

The BrahMos missile is already in service with the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force (IAF).

It is known for its land-attack, anti-ship capabilities with multi-role and multi-platform abilities.

The latest test comes after the Indian Army’s Unit of Eastern Command launched a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Car Nicobar Islands last month as part of joint training by the three services.

Last month, the IAF successfully tested the BrahMos air-launched missile from its frontline Su-30MKI fighter aircraft.