BRAHMOS successfully test fired from frigate TegBrahmand.com (December 01, 2011) Print This News
MOSCOW: Test launch of the BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile was carried out successfully from the Indian frigate Teg at Baltic Sea on Wednesday, a media report said.
According to Itar-Tass, the missile was fired from the ship's bow flew along the preset trajectory and reached the destination in the target area. Telemetric data indicated that all of its systems worked properly.
The missile was launched from the first of the three frigates being built by the Kaliningrad-based shipyard Yantar for the Indian Navy.
In July 2007, Russia and India signed a $1.6 billion contract for the construction of a series of Project 11356 frigates for the Indian Navy.
The new frigates namely 'Teg', 'Teer' and 'Trikand' are follow ons of the three Talwar Class warships built for India by Russia and inducted into service around the early part of the decade.
In the new ships, the Russian-origin Klub missiles would be replaced by the indigenous BRAHMOS missiles.
"Three Project 11356 frigates are being built for the Indian Navy at Russia's Yantar Baltic Shipbuilding Plant. The first one will begin performance and dockside tests soon," Itar-Tass quoted Alexander Maksichev, managing co-director of the joint venture as saying.
BRAHMOS cruise missile has already been inducted in the Indian Army and Navy while the air-launched version it set to be test-flown next year.