An official statement said the test fire revalidated “the formidable weapon’s precision strike capability”.
“The land-to-land configuration of BrahMosBlock – III was launched from a Mobile Autonomous Launcher (MAL) for its full-range, demonstrating the weapon’s unmatched lethality of hitting the centre of a designated target with ‘bull’s eye’ precision,” the statement said.
The test was the fourth successful launch of the Block -III version of BrahMos land attack cruise missile.
“Meeting all flight parameters in a copybook manner while conducting high level and complex manoeuvres, the supersonic cruise missile successfully hit the land-based target with desired precision in a top attack configuration,” it said.
The land attack version of BrahMos has been operationalised in the Indian Army since 2007.
BrahMos Block-III is a joint Russian-Indian project, which is based on Russian P-800 Oniks missile. Block III had advanced guidance and upgraded software, incorporating high manoeuvres at multiple points and steep dive from high altitude.