BrahMos Missile Test-Fired In Bay Of Bengal, Fourth Test Of The Cruise Missile In Eight Days BrahMos missile test-fired on 24 November. 

The Indian Navy today test-fired the anti-ship version of the BrahMos cruise missile from destroyer INS Ranvijay in the Bay of Bengal.

This was the fourth test of the supersonic missile by the Indian Army in the last eight days and the seventh test of the missile by India in the last 70 days.

The first of these tests took place on 30 September. The second launch, which was conducted by the Indian Navy from INS Chennai, took place on 18 October. On 30 October, the missile was test-fired from an Indian Air Force Su-30MKI.

The fourth and fifth tests of the BrahMos missile took place in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on 24 and 25 November, respectively. The sixth test of the missile was conducted by the Indian Air Force.

These tests came at a time when the DRDO has been working not only on extending the range of the missile but also to increase its indigenous content.

The missile, which currently uses a Russian-origin seeker for guidance during flight, will soon get an Indian seeker. The missile has already been tested with an Indian seeker, and it will be ready for production soon.

BrahMos Aerospace is also working on extending the range of the missile as India has become a member of the Missile Technology Control Regime. A 400 km range BrahMos has already been test-fired, the makers of BrahMos are now looking at extending the range to 800 km and 1500 km, reports say.

Also Read: Here’s Why India Will Carry Out Multiple Launches Of BrahMos Cruise Missile In The Last Week Of This Month

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