TNPSC Current Affairs April 2017
Indian Navy’s Maiden Firing of BrahMos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile
Indian Navy successfully undertook the maiden firing of BrahMos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile from Ship in the Bay of Bengal. The Long Range BrahMos Missile was fired from Indian ship Teg, a guided Missile Frigate.
India has now joined the elite club of navies to have capability to strike on land targets from sea. Only US, Russia, Britain and China have similar capabilities.
- Brhamos is a Joint venture between India’s DRDO and Russia’s NPOM.
- BrahMos is a two stage missile ,first stage has the solid propellant booster engine and second stage has the ramjet liquid propellant .
- The first stage ,solid propellant booster engine will gives the supersonic fast then it gets separated and second stage, ramjet liquid propellant will take the missile closer with 3 Mach speed
- Most of the frontline ships of Indian Navy, like the Kolkata, Ranvir and Teg classes of ships, are capable of firing this missile.
- This missile will provide Indian Naval Ships the capability to precisely neutralise selected targets deep inland, far away from coast, from stand-off ranges at sea.