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The Indian Navy on Sunday the 14th of May 2023, successfully fired a Brahmos Supersonic cruise missile firing, using its frontline guided missile destroyer INS Mormugao.
According to a statement issued late in the evening by the Indian Navy – it was the maiden Brahmos firing for the destroyer and it successfully managed to hit the ‘Bulls Eye

“INS Mormugao, the latest guided-missile Destroyer, successfully hit ‘Bulls Eye’ during her maiden Brahmos Supersonic cruise missile firing. The ship and her potent weapon, both indigenous, mark another shining symbol of Aatmanirbharta and Indian Navy’s firepower at sea,”

Named after the historic port city of Goa on the West coast, Mormugao coincidentally undertook her first sea sortie on Dec 19, 2021, when Goa celebrated 60 years of liberation from Portuguese rule.
The majestic ship measures 163m in length, and 17 m in breadth with a displacement of 7400 tonnes and can rightfully be regarded as one of the most potent warships to have been constructed in India.

This variant destroyer, the INS Murmugao, is powered by four powerful gas turbine engines laid out in a ‘combined gas and gas’ (COGAG) configuration, capable of achieving speeds in excess of 30 knots at the sea.

INS Mormugao is equipped and loaded with ‘state of the art’ weapons and sensors such as Surface to Surface Missile and Surface to Air Missiles.

The ship is equipped to fight under Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) warfare conditions,” read an official statement by the Ministry of Defence.