Mumbai, November 28: The Indian Navy successfully test fired DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) developed BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in the Arabian Sea. BrahMos missile is a major force multiplier on the battlefield with impeccable multi-role and multi-platform launch capabilities. BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile Test Fired From Odisha’s Chandipur.
In August, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had approved the acquisition of two BrahMos supersonic cruise missile coastal batteries for the Indian Navy. Singh also cleared procurement of Made in India Software Defined Radios (SDR) for the armed forces. It was Singh’s first Defence Acquisition Council’s (DAC) meeting.
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DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy had said the country must focus on more indigenous defence production to reduce import in the sector and should become self-reliant in technology. Reddy added saying that the indigenous produce in defence manufacturing is currently about 45-50 per cent only.
In May this year, the IAF successfully fired the BrahMos air version missile from its frontline Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft. The air-launched BrahMos missile is a 2.5-tonne supersonic air to surface cruise missile with ranges of close to 300 km, designed and developed by BAPL. The IAF became the first Air Force in the world to have successfully fired an air-launched 2.8 Mach surface attack missile of this category on a sea target on November 22, 2017.