Brahmos Missiles For Warships
The Defence Ministry secured a 1700 crore rupee contract with Brahmos Aerospace Private Limited to purchase more missiles for front-line warships.
The Defence Ministry signed a contract worth 1700 crore rupees on September 22, 2022, to buy additional Brahmos missiles for front-line warships.
Brahmos Aerospace Private Limited(BAPL) is a Joint Venture between India and Russia making an important contribution to increasing the new generation of Surface-to-Surface Missiles.
The Importance Of Brahmos For Front Line Warships
- The addition of these dual-role capable missiles will greatly improve the operational capability of Indian Navy fleet assets.
- The following contact will significantly enhance indigenous production of the vital weapon system.
- With the active participation of indigenous industry, the Brahmos missiles are also projected to improve ammunition.
Brahmos Missiles: Everything You Need to Know
- At Mach 2.8, the air-breathing BrahMos fires at approx 3 times the speed of sound.
- Missiles have emerged as a “precision-strike conventional (non-nuclear) weapon.”
- The Army developed BrahMos missile batteries in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh.
- Tanks, howitzers, surface-to-air missiles, and other armaments are stationed alongside the missiles.
- The Indian Navy’s final guided missile destroyer, INS Visakhapatnam, was commissioned in Nov 2021.
- The missile’s extended range version was successfully tested by INS Visakhapatnam in January 2022.
- Furthermore, ten front-line warships are already armed with the missiles, and vertical launch systems have been placed on an additional 5 destroyers.
India has inducted two land-based BrahMos squadrons, while the sleeker air-launched version is also being progressively fitted on Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets. The range of BrahMos produced collaboratively by Russia has also been extended from the original 290 km to 350-400 km.