By Shivani Kapoor - March 13, 2023
New DelhiOne hour ago
The Indian Navy is soon going to sign a deal worth Rs 20 lakh crore with BrahMos Aerospace. Navy is going to buy more than 200 BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles from this company. These missiles with mostly indigenous content will be deployed on all frontline warships of the Indian Navy.
BrahMos Aerospace is a joint venture between India and Russia. This company had recently done the test firing of the missile. Indigenous seeker will also be deployed on this missile. Missile seeker is the system that guides the missile on the right trajectory, so that the missile hits the right target.
This proposal is in initial stage, expected to be cleared soon
According to a senior defense official, the Navy’s proposal to buy more than 200 BrahMos missiles is currently at an early stage and is expected to be cleared by the Defense Ministry soon. A few years ago, this company increased the strike range of its missile from 290 km to 400 km, after which the missile system has developed very rapidly.
Indigenous content increased in missile, Philippines will also be exported
Indian content has also been increased in the missile. Many of its systems have been upgraded and made indigenous, so that the participation of Indian industry and manufacturers in missiles is more. The missile system is also being exported to the Philippines. Soldiers of the Philippines Marine Corps have undergone training at the BrahMos facility in India and many more batches will soon be arriving here for training.
On completion of training on 20 February, the head of the Philippines Navy team presented a memento to the Indian Chief of Naval Staff.
How did BrahMos get its name?
BrahMos has been developed under a joint agreement between India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Russia’s Federal State Unitary Enterprise NPOM. BrahMos is a medium range stealth ramjet supersonic cruise missile. This missile can be launched from a ship, submarine, aircraft or land.
It has also been claimed in some reports that this missile has been named after two rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and the Muskva River of Russia. It is believed to be the fastest anti-ship cruise missile in the world.
This year the indigenous BrahMos missile took part in the Republic Day parade.
BrahMos at a glance
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