India successfully test fired the 290‐km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Navy’s latest guided missile frigate INS Tarkash off the coast of Goa. The missile performed the high‐level ‘C’ manoeuvre in the predetermined flight path and successfully hit the target. The missile was launched from the Russian‐built warship at 1100 hours, BrahMos Aerospace chief Dr A Sivathanu Pillai said. “The launch was carried out by the Navy as part of Acceptance Test Firing (ATF) of the ship,” he said. INS Tarkash, which is an advanced Talwar Class frigate, was commissioned on November 9, last year. The warship, along with two other frigates of the class ‐ INS Teg and INS Trikand, have been built as part of an over Rs 8,000‐crore contract signed between India and Russia in July 2006.
Source: Deccan Herald