Indian Navy fires anti-ship missile from guided missile corvette INS Kora.

Indian Navy test fired the Anti-Ship Missile (AShM) from INS Kora in Bay of Bengal on October 30, 2020. The missile was test-fired in the Bay of Bengal and it hit the target ship at maximum range with the precise accuracy.

INS Kora

It was commissioned to Indian Navy in 1998. The corvette was designed by the Indian Navy under Project 25A. It is equipped with Kh-35 anti-ship missiles. There are three warships of Kora-class- INS Kulish, INS Kirch and INS Karmuk.

Anti-ship missile (AShM)

It is a guided missile and has been designed for use against ships and large boats. Most of the anti-ship missiles are of the sea skimming variety. While some of them use a combination of inertial guidance and active radar homing. The very first anti-ship missiles were developed and built by Nazi Germany. Those missiles were used for radio command guidance. Anti-ship missiles can be launched from variety of weapon systems such as surface warships, submarines, bombers, patrol planes, fighter planes, helicopters, land vehicles, shore batteries,  and conceivably. Some of the important Anti-Ship Missiles of India include:

  • Brahmos Hypersonic Cruise Missile- The missile is under development and is being developed by India and Russia jointly after India became a member of Missile Technology Control Regime in 2016.
  • Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile
  • Klub Anti-Ship.
  • Exocet missile
  • Sea Eagle Missile
  • Exocet Missiles

Recent test fires by India

The Defence Forces of India has been conducting missiles tests frequently from land, air and water. Recently, on October 23, 2020, the Indian Navy test fired a missile from INS Prabal which was similar to the launch from INS Kora. Some other missile test fires include:

  • RUDRAM anti-radiation missile
  • Shaurya missile
  • LASER guided anti-tank missile
  • Brahmos missile with an indigenous booster
  • Prithvi II missile
  • SANT Missile test
  • Nag Missile.