外文标题：India successfully test-fires BrahMos supersonic cruise missile
BHUBANESWAR: India on Saturday successfully test-fired the supersonic BrahMos cruise missile from INS Kolkata, the navy's most powerful and newest warship, in Arabian sea, an official said.
The launch was flawless and the missile met all its designed parameters, BrahMos Aerospace spokesperson Praveen Pathak said.
The Indian Navy commissioned INS Kolkata on August 16, 2014. This is the first ship of this class, with two more in the pipeline.
All the three ships will be quipped with the vertical-launched BrahMos system as the prime strike weapon.
The Universal Vertical Launcher Module (UVLM) being used in these has a unique design, developed and patented by BrahMos Aerospace.
The UVLM has the benefits of stealth and permits launching of the missile vertically in any direction.
BrahMos chief Sudhir Mishra congratulated the BrahMos Team and Indian Navy on the successful mission.
The BrahMos has a range of 290km and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 300 kg. It has a top speed of Mach 2.8, which is about three times faster than the US subsonic Tomahawk cruise missile. This makes BrahMos one of the fastest cruise missiles in the world.
It can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft and land.
jignesh mehta (mumbai)
kumarapuram dharmarajan viswanaatha (Coimbatore)
Anil Pednekar (Mumbai,India)
Bravo indian Army
Baliga Ramesh (Location)
Kudos to BrahMos team on the achievement.
INDIAN Chavji (mumbai)
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Simranjeet Singh Singh ()
Tomahawk is a subsonic missile whereas brahmos is supersonic. You can't compare these with each other. Besides tomahawk is way more advanced than brahmos.
Suresh Jha Ajit ()
Great ! Congratulatios to Scientists and engineers!
S Yadav ()
Well done!!! Keep going!!
Terry Willson (Mackay, Queensland)
You are comparing apples with oranges as the US Tomahawk is a sub sonic cruise missile and the BrahMos is a short range supersonic missile. (brilliant as an anti ship missile) but nowhere near as sophisticated as the new generation Tomahawk cruise missile that is now being deployed by US submarines and surface warships on dry land targets. Simply put, when the US Tomahawk is launched it arrives over the target area and does NOT strike. It cruises - circles - around seeking out a suitable target. The decision as to what target it selects - hopefully an IS convoy - is made by one of 35 "Raptor" pilots who is in full control of the missile thousands of kilometres away in the United States. The same guys that direct missiles fired from drones.
Mohanlal Karunakaran (Unknown)
Congratulations.Brahmos missiles are much sought after by countries like Vietnan
Big thanks to the team! We r proud on them.