On Wednesday, March 20, India conducted first-ever tests of the supersonic cruise missile "BrahMos", designed for deployment on board submarines, officials with BrahMos Aerospace said.
The missile was launched at 14:10 local time (12:40 MSK) from a submerged position off the coast of the southern state of Andhra Pradesh in the Bay of Bengal. The tests were successful: the rocket is ready to be installed on submarines, the tender for the purchase of which has already been placed.
Company officials did not rule out the possibility of installing missiles on Russian-made "Amur-1650" submarines developed by the Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering (CDB ME) "Rubin" - the company will also take part in the tender.
BrahMos missiles is capable of attacking targets at a maximum distance of 290 km, at an altitude of 10 meters above the ground. BrahMos is already in service with Indian Navy.