BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited (BAPL), a joint venture between India and Russia, is making a significant contribution to the promotion of the new generation Surface-to-Surface Missile (SSM).
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The Defense Ministry on Thursday signed a contract worth Rs 1700 crore with BrahMos Aerospace to purchase BrahMos missiles. To promote self-reliance in defense production, the deal is under the ‘Buy Indian’ (Procurement of Made in India) initiative. It will increase the strength of India. Induction of these dual-role capable missiles into service will significantly enhance the operational capability of the Indian Navy’s fleet, the ministry said in a statement.
BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited (BAPL), a joint venture between India and Russia, is making a significant contribution to the promotion of the new generation Surface-to-Surface Missile (SSM). These missiles can play a dual role, in that they can be launched from land as well as from ships.
BrahMos is the deadliest cruise missile
BrahMos is the world’s fastest and deadliest cruise missile. 21 years ago on 12 June 2001, the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was first test-fired from a land-based launcher at Chandipur. But in this journey of 21 years, it has been updated many times and BrahMos has been tested not only on the ground but now from almost all platforms.
The Brahmos missile has been tested for surface-to-surface, surface-to-sea, sea-to-surface, sea-to-sea, air-to-sea and air-to-ground launches. We inform you that Brahmos belong to three branches of the Indian Army.
The range has already increased manifold
At the same time, if we talk about the range of BrahMos missile, initially its range was 290 km, which has now increased to 350-400 km. At the same time, the 800 km variant is also in the works. An underwater version of the BrahMos missile is also being developed. It will not only be used by India’s submarines, but will also be offered for export to friendly countries.
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