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Indian Navy carries out successful precision strike by BrahMos missile

Published on March 06, 2023
Current Context: The Indian Navy launched the BrahMos missile with an indigenous Seeker and Booster designed by DRDO from a ship in the Arabian Sea on 5th March 2023. The missile hit its target with high accuracy and demonstrated its capability as a supersonic cruise missile with a range of over 400 km.
Indian Navy carries out successful precision strike by BrahMos missile
  • The Navy said the test was a major milestone towards self-reliance and showcased India's technological prowess in defence sector.
  • The missile was launched from INS Chennai, a stealth guided missile destroyer of the Indian Navy
  • The test was part of a series of trials conducted by the Navy to validate the operational effectiveness of the weapon system
  • The BrahMos missile is a joint venture between India and Russia and is capable of striking targets on land, sea and air with high precision
  • The missile was fired as part of a series of trials conducted by all three services to validate the BrahMos weapon system's operational effectiveness
  • The missile has a top speed of Mach 2.8 (nearly three times the speed of sound) and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 300 kg
  • The missile can be launched from multiple platforms such as land, sea, air and under water
  • The missile is named after two rivers: Brahmaputra in India and Moskva in Russia

Question:

Q.1 What are the two components of the BrahMos missile that were designed by DRDO?
a. Seeker and Booster
b. Warhead and Launcher
c. Guidance and Control
d. Propulsion and Navigation
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