What is naval anti-ship missile?

The anti-ship missile separates from the Seaking for a few metres before its motor fires up and it flies fast towards the target. “It is the first indigenous air launched anti-ship missile system for Indian Navy,” the DRDO said in a statement today.

How effective is CIWS against missiles?

Operation. The CIWS is designed to be the last line of defense against anti-ship missiles. Due to its design criteria, its effective range is very short relative to the range of modern ASMs, from 1 to 5 nautical miles (2 to 9 km). The gun mount moves at a very high speed and with great precision.

Can Brahmos sink aircraft carrier?

Flying over a distance of 260 kilometers, the missile effectively destroyed the vessel. This test is a game changer for Indian offensive prowess in the Indian Ocean region as the missile will act as a potent aircraft carrier killer due to its speed, range, and launch platform.

How fast do anti-ship missiles fly?


Name Year Speed
Naval Strike Missile 2009 high subsonic
AGM-123 Skipper II 1985 1,100 km/h
SS.12/AS.12 1960 370 km/h
BGM-109B Tomahawk 1983 880 km/h

Is BrahMos sea skimming?

It is based on the Russian P-800 Oniks supersonic anti-ship cruise missile. The name BrahMos is a portmanteau formed from the names of two rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and the Moskva of Russia….

Flight altitude Sea skimming, as low as 3—4 meters
Maximum speed Mach 3+

Can a missile destroy a aircraft carrier?

An anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) is a military ballistic missile system designed to hit a warship at sea. Due to the often hypersonic flight speed of ballistic missiles, the ASBM’s kinetic energy alone may be sufficient to cripple or outright destroy a supercarrier with a single conventional warhead impact.

Are micro missiles real?

The Spike, also called the Forward Firing Miniature Munition (F2M2), is a small missile developed by the USA Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD), NAVAIR’s Weapons Division.