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Navy BrahMos fires up

Navy BrahMos fires up
Enhancing lethality of its fire power, the Navy on Sunday successfully test-fired a highly- manoeuvrable version of the 290-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a warship off the Goa coast.

'The cruise missile was test-fired from guided missile frigate INS Teg--the Indian Navy's latest induction from Russia off the coast of Goa early this morning,' sources said.

The missile, which was fired without a warhead, hit the target ship after performing intricate manoeuvres, they said.

It had a deep penetration on the target, which caught fire, they said.

The weapon did not take a straight attack path and kept turning around before hitting the target and this capability will make it difficult for the enemy to locate the Indian warships during operations, the sources said.

INS Teg, which has been built at the Yantar shipyard in Russia, had fired the missile successfully during its pre- induction trials in Russia last year.

The two remaining warships of the project namely INS Tarkash and INS Trikand will also be armed with the cruise missile in vertical launch mode.
IANS

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