New Delhi [India]: The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on Tuesday (April 19) scored two successful direct hits against the same target, an abandoned ship, which sank due to the impact.
The first test-firing was done by the Indian Navy warship INS Delhi off the country’s eastern seaboard.
“The missile without warhead created a hole in the abandoned ship It travels at speeds around 3000 km per hour and is difficult to be intercepted by air defence systems,” BrahMos officials told ANI.
After the Indian Navy secured the successful hit, an Indian Air Force Su-30MKI aircraft armed with the air-launched version of the missile took off from an airbase and launched it at the same ship.
The ship sank after the missile with a warhead hit it directly.
The Indian Air Force and the Navy had coordinated with each other for the test firings held on Tuesday.
More launches of the cruise missile will be held in the near future, defence officials said. (ANI)