INS Kochi Hits Target During Acceptance Trials
Indian Navy’s newest stealth destroyer INS Kochi test-fired BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile on Sunday, November 1, 2015, on the west coast of India.
The second of Project 15A Kolkata-class guided missile destroyer fired the BRAHMOS missile system as part of an Acceptance Test Firing during a naval drill. The world’s fastest cruise missile, after performing high-level and complex manoeuvres, hit a decommissioned target ship Alleppey located at nearly full range of the missile (290km).
Sudhir Mishra, CEO & MD of BrahMos Aerospace, said:
After two successful test trials from INS Kolkata in June 2014 and February 2015, today’s test firing from the follow-on INS Kochi has validated the newly-commissioned ship’s systems.
India commissioned the 7,500-ton indigenously developed warship INS Kochi on September 30, 2015.
The two-stage BRAHMOS missile has been jointly developed by India and Russia. It has been in service with the Indian Navy since 2005.
The evolution which was conducted on November 1 was the 49th test firing of BRAHMOS.
Image: Indian Navy