The advanced BrahMos Block III land attack cruise missile system being tested by Indian Army's South Western Command’s Corps ‘Strike One’ for the second consecutive day in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands on May 3, 2017.
New Delhi, May 3, 2017
The Indian Army's South Western Command’s Corps ‘Strike One’ successfully carried out the firing of the advanced BrahMos Block III land attack cruise missile (LACM) system for the second time in two days today in the Andaman & Nicobar islands.
The long-range tactical weapon was successfully tested from the same location yesterday, a press release from the Ministry of Defence said.
"The successive launches reinforce the formidable weapon’s precision strike capability," it said.
The release said these successful firings of the supersonic cruise missile were carried out in full operational land-to-land configurations from Mobile Autonomous Launchers (MAL) at its full-range.
"Meeting all flight parameters in a copybook manner while conducting high level and complex manoeuvers, the multi-role missile successfully hit the land-based target with desired precision in both the trials, demonstrating its accuracy of less than one metre," it said.
This was the fifth consecutive time when the Block-III version of BrahMos LACM had been successfully launched and hit the land-based target in “top-attack” mode, a feat not achieved by any other weapon system of its genre.
Indian Army, which became the first land force in the world to deploy the BrahMos in 2007, has raised several regiments of this formidable weapon.
Jointly developed by India’s DRDO and Russia’s NPOM, the multi-platform, multi-mission BrahMos is capable of being launched from land, sea, sub-sea and air against surface and sea-based targets.