The Indian Navy successfully test fired BRAHMOS Supersonic Cruise Missile from its newest destroyer INS Kolkata.
First Kolkata-class guided-missile destroyer was commissioned on August 2014, and two more ships are in the pipeline. All the three ships are equipped with vertical launched BRAHMOS Supersonic Cruise Missile System as the prime strike weapon.
The Universal Vertical Launcher (UVLM) being used in these has a unique design, developed and patented by BrahMos Aerospace. The UVLM has the benefits of stealth and permits launching of the missile vertically in any direction.