Wednesday, July 8, 2009
The 15th successive successful launch of BrahMos
Press Release from BrahMos: The 15th successive successful launch of BrahMos took place at sea off the Andman & Nicobar islands at 10.30 AM today the 5th of March 2008. In a major effort boosting the sea to land fire power of the Indian Navy the missile fired from INS Rajput hit bang on the land target created in one of the islands of Andman Nicobar. The missile met all flight parameters during its launch , flight and selected the designated target among the group of targets and hit it precisely destroying the target with its tremendous kill energy. This mission is very important as it has established the sea to land attack capability of the formidable weapon system.
The launch took place off the coast of Andman Nicobar Island with the support of Andman Nicobar command. The command has deployed ten ships, three aircraft and three helicopters for mission support. The parameters set for the mission were kept extremely difficult including the positioning of the target to achieve maximum output. The 100% success of the launch once again demonstrated the tremendous capability of BrahMos weapon system.
The launch was witnessed by Dr.A.Sivathanu Pillai CEO & MD of BrahMos Aerospace along with the officiating Commander in Chief of the Andman command RAdm PK Nair along with other senior naval officers and defence scientists. The Defence Minister congratulated the Navy and team of scientists for the successful launch of BrahMos.