Indian Army is getting better with its fire power, adding more capabilities in terms of strike range with the BrahMos Block III land attack cruise missile system. On May 3, the South-Western Command's Strike 'One' Corps, with headquarters at Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, successfully carried out the firing of the advanced missile system in the Andaman and Nicobar Island for the second consecutive day to validate the weapon's extended range and accuracy.
The successive launches reinforced the formidable weapon's precision strike capability and the long-range tactical weapon was successfully tested from the same location on May 2 too. These successful firings of the supersonic cruise missile were carried out in full operational land-to-land configurations from Mobile Autonomous Launchers (MAL) at its full-range.
Meeting all flight parameters in a copybook manner, while conducting high level and complex manoeuvres, the multi-role missile successfully hit the land-based target with desired precision, in both the trials demonstrating its accuracy of less than one metre. This was the fifth consecutive time when the Block-III version of BrahMos LACM has been successfully launched and hit the land-based target in "top-attack" mode.
This is an incredible feat not achieved by any other weapon system of its genre. Indian Army, which became the first land force in the world to deploy the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in 2007, has ra