In a boost to the precision-strike capability of hitting land targets from the sea, the Navy successfully tested the supersonic BrahMos land-attack cruise missile from a stealth frigate in the Bay of Bengal.
The BrahMos missile, which last month was tested with an extended range of 450-km from the earlier 290-km, was fired from frigate INS Teg.
“The land-attack variant of BrahMos provides Indian warships the capability to precisely neutralize selected targets deep inland, far away from the coast, from stand-off ranges at sea,”
The technology upgrade to the extended range BrahMos, teste-fired on March 11, came after India gained entry into the 34-nation Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) in June 2016, which “removed the caps” on the missile’s range.
The MTCR basically prevents the proliferation of missiles and UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) over the range of 300-km.
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