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    Re: BrahMos Missile in Indian Armed Forces

    Post  George1 on Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:43 pm

    The first test of the BrahMos ER rocket with increased range



    According to the Indian-Russian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace, on March 11, 2017, the first test launch from the ground-launched BrahMos ER (Extended Range) supersonic missile with extended range was successfully performed at the Indian missile range in Chandipur, Orissa.

    The test was "100 percent successful." The press release reports that the BrahMos ER rocket has a range increased to "more than 400 km" (according to the Indian press, up to 450 km) compared to the current maximum range of "standard" BrahMos missiles at 290 km.

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    India Test-Fires Land Attack BrahMos Cruise Missile From Stealth Frigate

    Post  Pinto on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:29 pm

    The Indian Navy successfully test-fired BrahMos sea-to-surface missiles in the Bay of Bengal on Friday, a source in the Defense Ministry told Sputnik.

    The Indian Army's Brahmos Missiles, a supersonic cruise missile, are displayed during the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi, India.
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    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — This version of the Long Range BrahMos Missile was fired from INS Teg, a guided missile frigate, on a target on an island in the Bay of Bengal.

    "Indian Navy successfully test-fired supersonic BrahMos missile from a stealth frigate in the Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast. Until now Navy had only antiship version of BrahMos missile. This one is the land-attack version with a range about 300 kilometers [186 miles]," the source told Sputnik.

    The BrahMos Missile has been jointly developed by India and Russia, and its Anti-Ship variant has already been inducted into the Indian Navy.

    "This successful maiden firing of BrahMos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile has significantly enhanced the prowess of Indian Navy and has placed India in the club of a select few nations," an Indian Navy statement said.



    The Land Attack variant provides Indian warships the capability to precisely neutralize selected targets deep inland, far away from the coast, from stand-off ranges at sea such as radars, command centers, airbases, and enemy missile batteries.


    ​A majority of the frontline ships of Indian Navy, like the Kolkata, Ranvir and Teg classes of ships, are capable of firing this missile. The Indian Navy has six Talwar class frigates, of which three are armed with the Russian-made export version of the Kalibr cruise missile complex while the other three are outfitted with BrahMos multipurpose missile system.
    On March 11 this year, an enhanced version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with an Extended Range of more than 400 kilometers was successfully test-fired at a supersonic speed of 2.8 Mach.

    BrahMos, a word combining Brahmaputra and Moscow, is a short-range supersonic missile, which has been used by the Indian Navy since 2005. The missile can carry a conventional warhead of up to 660 pounds. BrahMos missiles can be also launched from submarines, as well as aircraft and land-based launchers.

    BrahMos Aerospace, the developer of the missile, was formed by India's Defense Research and Development Organization and Russia's NPO Mashinostroyenia in 1998. It produces weapons systems using Russian and Indian technologies.

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201704211052854095-brahmos-test-fire/
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    Indian Army successfully test-fires advanced Block-III version of Brahmos cruise missile

    Post  Pinto on Wed May 03, 2017 3:01 pm

    The Indian Army, adding another feather to its cap, successfully test-fired an advanced version of the Brahmos land-attack cruise missile in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Tuesday. “The test firing of the block–III version of the missile demonstrated the weapon’s unmatched lethality of hitting the centre of a designated target with “bull’s eye” precision,” a senior Army official was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

    While describing more about the test fire, he added, the supersonic cruise missile successfully hit the land-based target with desired precision in a “top attack configuration”. This test fire has matched all the parameter of the canonical textbook, involving high level and complex manoeuvring by the missile.

    On April 22, the Indian Navy had conducted its first test-firing of the sea-to-land attack version of its advanced supersonic cruise missile Brahmos. The Brahmos missile is developed by a joint-venture between Russia’s Mashinostroyenia and India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

    http://indianexpress.com/article/india/indian-army-successfully-test-fires-advanced-block-iii-version-of-brahmos-cruise-missile-4637834/
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    India may use BrahMos for cross-LoC strikes

    Post  Pinto on Wed May 03, 2017 6:03 pm


    A range of retaliatory measures are being weighed by India’s generals, including attacks by ground forces on Pakistani posts, or strikes by aircraft, missiles or massed artillery guns, reports Ajai Shukla.


    The Army has begun weighing its options to retaliate against Pakistani forces on the Line of Control, after their troops, employing jihadi extremists, killed and beheaded two Indian soldiers near Poonch on Monday, top generals said.

    It is learnt that the incident took place when an Indian patrol of 8-10 soldiers was checking the border fence, a perilous task involving physically moving along the fence, very close to the LoC, to check that it has not been cut or its electronic sensors damaged.

    According to the modus operandi of Pakistani troops on forward LoC posts, the exposed patrol first came under intense fire from automatic weapons, which Pakistani soldiers had stealthily deployed in temporary positions, just across the LoC.

    With two Indian jawans injured in the firing, a ‘border action team’, comprising jihadi fighters, darted across the LoC to the border fence. Covered by the Pakistan army’s firing, the jihadis killed the two jawans, beheaded them, and returned to their side of the LoC, bearing the heads as trophies.

    The employment of a BAT is a well-rehearsed Pakistani tactic that creates deniability by using jihadis to cross into the Indian side.

    The employment of a BAT is a well-rehearsed Pakistani tactic that creates deniability by using jihadis to cross into the Indian side. If any jihadis are killed or captured, the Pakistan army disowns it as an infiltration attempt.

    Regular soldiers remain on their side of the LoC, firing on Indian posts and patrols to cover the BAT’s move.

    A range of retaliatory measures are being weighed by India’s generals, including attacks by ground forces on Pakistani posts, or strikes by aircraft, missiles or massed artillery guns.

    Earlier, an Army officer had said that there was a ceasefire violation in the area and that details are being sought.

    “There was no ceasefire violation along the LoC in Poonch. It was speculative fire,” an army officer of northern command said.

    Speculative fire is normally used to check movement of suspicious persons along the border.

    Army Vice-Chief Lieutenant General Sarath Chand, on Tuesday, said, "Humko kya karna hai woh hum yahaan bataana nahin chahte hain. Apni karyavahi hum apne aap karenge, at a time and place of our choice (I don’t want to give out here what we intend to do. We will take action at a time and place of our choice)."


    On Monday, the Army's Director General of Military Operations, Lieutenant General A K Bhatt, warned of retaliation during a phone call to his Pakistani counterpart. A defence ministry release stated: ‘The DGMO of the Indian Army conveyed that such a dastardly and inhuman act is beyond any norms of civility and merits unequivocal condemnation and response.'

    Defence Minister Arun Jaitley also sounded a warning on Monday, "The country has full confidence and faith in our armed forces, which will react appropriately to this inhuman act. The sacrifice of these soldiers will not go in vain."

    However, army sources emphatically rejected Indian media claims -- by India Today TV and Dainik Jagran newspaper -- that the Indian Army had already visited retribution, killing 10 Pakistani soldiers in an attack.

    Last September, the Indian Army had retaliated to a jihadi strike on an army post near Uri with multiple cross-LoC ‘surgical strikes’ that are believed to have killed several jihadi fighters and a handful of Pakistani soldiers.

    After another attack in November, the Indian Army secretly moved 155 millimetre Bofors guns into forward firing positions, destroying two Pakistani posts in a massed fire assault.

    Even so, senior generals admit there are limitations on how much, and how often, Pakistani posts on the LoC can be punished, even in retaliating to an inhuman violation that involved mutilating Indian soldiers.

    Inadequate punishment fails to deter Pakistani violations, while an excess could set off a cycle of escalation that could spiral out of control.

    Moreover, the Indian military does not have a tri-service plan for immediate retaliation to such incidents.

    This would involve pre-selecting Pakistan army or jihadi targets, earmarking the aircraft, missiles, guns or Special Forces to hit them and devising defensive measures for the inevitable Pakistani retaliation.

    In what might be an unlinked development, the Army on Tuesday test-fired a BrahMos land-to-land missile, demonstrating what an official release described as ‘the weapon’s unmatched lethality of hitting the centre of a designated target with ‘bull’s eye’ precision’.

    The BrahMos would be an important component of any concerted Indian cross-LoC strike capability.

    http://www.rediff.com/news/report/india-may-use-brahmos-for-cross-loc-strikes/20170503.htm
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    Re: BrahMos Missile in Indian Armed Forces

    Post  George1 on Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:14 pm

    Indian fighters Su-30MKI will be able to use up to three BrahMos-NG missiles



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