For the first time, 290 km-range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile will be test-fired in Russia in September during its installation on Indian Navy's warships.
Installation test-flight of the missile will be held in the Baltic Sea from Navy's Talwar Class stealth frigates being constructed in Kaliningrad in Russia, Defence Ministry officials said on Wednesday.
Till now, the various versions of the missile have been test-fired 21 times and have been inducted in the Navy and the Army. This would also be the first time when the missile would be test-fired from a newly-built warship, they added.
Till now, the missiles were being fired from warships that were retrofitted to carry out the launches. India has ordered three Talwar-class warships to be built in Russia and all three of them would be fitted with vertical launchers.
The vertical launchers and fire control system for the September test have already been shifted to Russia, officials said.