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Indian Navy Test Fires Anti-Ship Missile in Bay of Bengal

On October 30, 2020, Indian Navy test fired the Anti-Ship Missile from INS Kora in Bay of Bengal. The missile hit the destined target successfully. Key Highlights INS Kora was commissioned in 1998. It was designed by the Indian Navy under Project 25A. The ship is equipped with Kh-35 anti-ship missiles. There are three warships ..

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Brahmos Missile with an indigenous booster: Test Flight Successful

On September 30, 2020, the surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile BrahMos with an indigenous booster and airframe section was successfully flight tested at Balasore, Odisha. Brahmos It was developed as a joint venture of DRDO (Defence Research Development Organization) and NPOM of Russia. It is named after the rivers Brahmaputra and Moskva. It has a flight ..

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North Korea test fires anti-ship missiles

On April 14, 2020, North Korea test fired anti-ship cruise missiles as a part of military exercises. The missiles were of short range and test fired into the sea. Highlights The missiles were test fired to celebrate the birth anniversary of Kim II Sung. He was the grand father of the current North Korean leader ..

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Brahmos missile test fire successful in Odisha’s Chandipur base

The DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) test fired the supersonic Cruise missile Brahmos successfully from Odisha’s Chandipur on December 17, 2019. The medium range missile is capable of being launched from warships, submarines, land or fighter jets. Highlights The missile was test fired from the autonomous launcher of the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur. ..

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DRDO tests Inertial Guided Bomb (IGB) from Sukhoi combat jet

On May 24, the Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested a 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb (IGB) from Su-30 MKI Aircraft from the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. The guided bomb achieved the desired range and hit the target with high precision. The weapon system is capable of carrying different warheads. ..

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