India today successfully test-fired a new version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile off the coast of Odisha in Balasore, informed defence sources.
Defence sources told news agency ANI that the missile was equipped with new technological developments which were successfully proven.
"Advanced sea to sea variant of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise missile was tested from INS Visakhapatnam today. The missile hit the designated target ship precisely," DRDO official had said.
The missile is a joint venture between India and Russia where Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) represents the Indian side.
The missile was tested from INS Visakhapatnam which is the latest warship of the Indian Navy inducted recently.
BrahMos is the main weapon system of the Indian Navy warships and have been deployed on almost all of its surface platforms.
An underwater version is also being developed which will not only be used by the submarines of India but will also be offered for export to friendly foreign nations.
BrahMos Missile was successfully test fired from ITR, Chandipur today. The mission validated many new indigenous systems successfully demonstrating enhanced capabilities. #MakeinIndia@DefenceMinIndia@BrahmosMissile@SpokespersonMoD#AtmaNirbharBharat pic.twitter.com/bHS7t24gSd— DRDO (@DRDO_India) January 20, 2022