INS Mormugao successfully hits ‘bulls eye’ during maiden Brahmos supersonic cruise missile firing

A BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired from the Indian Navy‘s frontline guided missile destroyer INS Mormugao. The missile firing demonstrated the Indian Navy’s firepower at sea officials said.

BrahMos missile flies at a speed of 2.8 Mach or almost three times the speed of sound. India is also exporting BrahMos missiles. BrahMos Aerospace produces supersonic cruise missiles that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or land platforms.

A Navy's official spokesperson said, “INS Mormugao, the latest guided-missile destroyer, successfully hit ‘bulls eye‘ during her maiden BrahMos supersonic cruise missile firing. The ship and her potent weapon, both indigenous, mark another shining symbol of ‘Atmanirbharta‘ and Indian Navy’s firepower at sea.”

In January last year, India sealed a $375 million deal with the Philippines to supply three missile batteries.