See how the guided missile destroyer Imphal of India hits a "bulls-eye" during its first-ever BrahMos firing.

WATCH: India's Guided Missile destroyer Imphal hits 'bulls-eye' in maiden BrahMos firing

See how the guided missile destroyer Imphal of India hits a "bulls-eye" during its first-ever BrahMos firing.

Imphal (Yard 12706), the newest stealth guided missile destroyer in the Indian Navy, achieved a "Bulls Eye" in her first Brahmos launch at sea.

It's interesting to note that this is the first time a warship has fired an Extended Range Brahmos test missile prior to commissioning.

This underscores Indian Navy’s unwavering focus on Combat Readiness, AatmanirbharBharat’s growing shipbuilding prowess and assured reliability of indigenous weapons and platforms.

The Indian Navy received its third Project 15B stealth guided missile destroyer, the “Imphal,” on 20 October, 2023. It has been meticulously built at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL), Mumbai.

What is Imphal (Yard 12706)?

The Project 15B destroyer program is a continuation of the successful Kolkata-class (Project 15A) destroyers, commissioned over the last decade. “Imphal” follows in the footsteps of her predecessors, Indian Naval Ships Visakhapatnam and Mormugao, which were commissioned into service in the past two years.

Who has designed Imphal (Yard 12706)?

Imphal (Yard 12706) has been designed by the Indian Navy’s Warship Design Bureau (WDB) and is a testament to India’s prowess in indigenous shipbuilding. It stands as one of the most technologically advanced warships globally.

Special features of Imphal (Yard 12706)

The guided missile destroyer boasts a displacement of 7,400 tons and has ab overall length of 164 meters. This makes it a potent and versatile platform.

The Imphal is equipped with state-of-the-art weapons and sensors, including surface-to-air missiles, anti-ship missiles, and torpedoes.

Propelled by a Combined Gas and Gas (COGAG) propulsion system consisting of four gas turbines, “Imphal” is capable of reaching speeds exceeding 30 knots (approximately 56 km/h).

The vessel has remarkable indigenous content, accounting for approximately 75 per cent of its components. These include the Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missiles (manufactured by BEL, Bangalore), BrahMos Surface-to-Surface Missiles (produced by BrahMos Aerospace, New Delhi), Indigenous Torpedo Tube Launchers (crafted by Larsen & Toubro, Mumbai), Anti-Submarine Indigenous Rocket Launchers (also from Larsen & Toubro, Mumbai), and a 76mm Super Rapid Gun Mount (manufactured by BHEL, Haridwar).

With inputs from agencies