India test fires submarine-launched version of BrahMos missile
New Delhi, Mar. 20 : India today successfully carried out the maiden test firing of the over 290 km-range submarine-launched version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in the Bay of Bengal, thereby becoming the first country in the world to have this capability.
BrahMos CEO A Sivathanu Pillai said the submarine-launched version of BrahMos was successfully test fired from an underwater pontoon near Visakhapatnam.
Pillai, who was speaking to mediapersons after the test, said this is the first test firing of an underwater supersonic cruise missile anywhere in the world and the missile travelled its complete range of over 290 kms. He said the performance of the missile during the test launch was perfect.
Defence Minister A.K. Antony congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) scientists and Russian specialists along with officers of the Indian Navy associated with this project for successful test launch of missile from an underwater platform.