India buys Brahmos missiles for frontline warships for Rs 1,700 crore


New Delhi: The Ministry of Defense on Thursday concluded a contract for the purchase of additional Brahmos missiles for frontline warships in the amount of Rs 1,700 crore.

An India-Russia joint venture called Brahmos Aerospace Private Limited (BAPL) has made a significant contribution to the development of a new generation of surface-to-surface missiles.

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The inclusion of these dual capability missiles will significantly increase the assets of the Indian Navy’s operational capability fleet.
Subsequent contact will greatly increase the domestic manufacture of the basic armament system. Brahmos missiles are expected to improve ammunition with the active participation of domestic industries.

Brahmos missiles: all you need to know about them

Air-breathing BrahMos shoot at about three times the speed of sound at Mach 2.8. The “conventional (non-nuclear) precision strike weapon” originated in the form of missiles. In Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh, the Army has established missile batteries for the BrahMos missile. Besides missiles, there are tanks, howitzers, surface-to-air missiles and other weapons. The Indian Navy’s last guided missile destroyer, INS Visakhapatnam, was commissioned in November 2021.

In January 2022, INS Visakhapatnam successfully tested the long-range variant of the missile. In addition, the missiles have already been installed on ten front-line ships, and five more destroyers already have vertical launchers.

India has introduced two BrahMos squadrons on the ground, and the Sukhoi-30MKI combat aircraft are gradually receiving the most streamlined air-launched variant of the system. The original range of the BrahMos missiles of 290 km, jointly developed with Russia, was increased to 350-400 km.

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