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BRAHMOS annihilates target ship from INS Kolkata

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BRAHMOS Missile is launched from INS Kolkata during Theatre Readiness Operational Level Exercise (TROPEX-2015), off the coast of Goa in the Arabian Sea on Saturday. A PTI Photo

NEW DELHI (BNS): BRAHMOS Supersonic Cruise Missile was successfully test fired from the Indian Navy's newest destroyer INS Kolkata. The launch was flawless and the missile met all its designed parameters.

The Indian Navy commissioned INS Kolkata on 16th August 2014. This is the first ship of this class, with two more ships in the pipeline. All the three ships are equipped with vertical launched BRAHMOS Supersonic Cruise Missile System as the prime strike weapon.

The Universal Vertical Launcher (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 Shri Sudhir Mishra congratulated the BrahMos Team and Indian Navy on the successful mission.

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