India test fires BrahMos, Uran (Kh-35) Anti-Ship Missiles from Andaman And Nicobar Islands

BrahMos and Uran (Kh-35) anti ship missiles test fired successfully in Andaman and Nicobar islands.

India has successfully tested two anti-ship missiles, BrahMos and Uran, in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Indian Navy said. The missiles were test-fired by the Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC), a tri-service theatre command of the Indian Armed Forces.

While the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was fired from a ground-based launcher on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Uran anti-ship missile was launched from a Guided Missile Corvette of the Indian Navy. The ANC said that “exNaval ship LCU 38” served as the target for the test.

“Ship Launched and Land based AShM [anti-ship missile] fired from Indian Navy’s Guided Missile Corvette and ANC hit the target at maximum range with devastating impact,” the Navy said on Twitter.

This test of the BrahMos missile comes just days after the Philippines signed a $375 million deal with BrahMos Aerospace Limited for the purchase of missiles for its land-based anti-ship missile system.

The test was also the second launch of the BrahMos missile in the last two weeks. India test-fired a BrahMos missile from the Integrated Test Range Chandipur off the coast of Odisha on 20 January.

On 8 December, the air-launched version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired from a Su-30MKI fighter jet, clearing it for serial production. The air-launched version of the BrahMos missile, also called BrahMos-A, is being integrated with Su-30 MKI fighters of the IAF. The IAF had test-fired the air-launched version of the BrahMos missile from a modified Su-30 MKI fighter for the first time in 2017.

Source : Swarajya


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