The Indian Cabinet Committee on Security chaired by the Prime Minister has cleared INR 4300 crore (US $644 million) contract for the Army to induct and deploy fourth BrahMos regiment in the northeast as a deterrent against China.
A regiment consists of around 100 missiles, five mobile autonomous launchers on 12x12 heavy-duty trucks and a mobile command post, among other hardware and software, Times of India reported quoted an unnamed source as saying Wednesday.
From 2007 onwards, the Army has progressively inducted three regiments of BrahMos with largely Block-I and II missiles developed to hit a specific small target with a low radar cross-section in a cluttered environment, TOI reported.
The missile's Block-III "steep-dive" version will now be deployed in Arunachal Pradesh to counter China's military infrastructure all along the 4,057-km Line of Actual Control. Flying at a velocity almost three times the speed of sound at Mach 2.8, the missiles also have "a combined high-low trajectory" to evade enemy defence systems.
"This BrahMos variant can take a steep dive up to 75 degrees. Defence scientists are already working on achieving a 90-degree steep-dive capability, which in the future can lead to acquiring an aircraft carrier-killing capability," said a source.
The latest Rs 4,300 crore contract takes the overall orders placed for the BrahMos missiles to over Rs 31,000 crore (US $4.6 billion). The Navy has already installed the missile on 10 frontline warships, including the latest stealth destroyers and frigates.
BrahMos chief Sudhir Mishra had earlier told TOI that the plan was to begin testing the missile from Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets this year. The air-launched version of BrahMos, which at 2.5 tonnes is lighter than the 3-tonne land and sea variants, has already undergone "carriage trials" on a Sukhoi in June. The "missile separation trials" are likely to take place later this month.
Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, which is pitching HDW-class 214 submarine for Indias P75 (I) project has offered to integrate any weapon system, including ‘Brahmos onto its submarines if it bags the deal. Gurnad Sodhi, Managing Director of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems operations in India said that thyssenkrupp is ready to integrate any weapon system, including ‘Brahmos onto the latest 214 Class Submarines for the upcoming project P75 (I) project
Indian Hindustan Aeronautics did not seek any help from the Russian Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)for mounting BrahMos missile on Su-30MKI, Hindustan Aeronautics chairman said Saturday. “This unique program was taken up by HAL as an indigenous challenge at its Nashik Division and the required data was generated without the assistance of OEM for the modification
BrahMos Aerospace has achieved a milestone today with successful demonstration flight of the BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile system integrated Su-30MKI fighter jet. The demonstration flight, carried out at HAL Nasik, involved carriage of BRAHMOS weapon on the Indian Air Force (IAF)s long-range Sukhoi-30 fighter, giving a major boost to the BRAHMOS air-launched flight test programme, according to the press release
India and Russia are likely to sign a formal contract to jointly develop a miniature version of the Brahmos missile that could have multiple capabilities, including agile cross border strikes to destroy infrastructure of terrorists. An agreement for the new version of the missile will be signed at the bilateral meet with Russia in Goa between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin, and it will be the first major upscaling of the Brahmos joint venture signed in 1998
The work on Indo-Russian supersonic cruise missiles Brahmos to integrate it on Su-30MKI fighter are at final stages and is likely ot be completed by month end. "The decisive test will be held on August 26-27
China has launched a new high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging satellite. The Gaofen-3 satellite was launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern Shanxi Province on the back of a Long March 4C rocket, Xinhua reported Wednesday
A malware known as NanHaiShu or “South China Sea Remote Access Trojan (RAT)” in Mandarin was discovered to have gathered intelligence related to the South China Sea arbitration case from the Philippines and organizations involved in assisting the South East Asian country which won an international arbitration case against China. Hackers believed to be from China have attacked government and private-sector organizations linked to the row over the key waterway, a Japan Times report said quoting an analysis by Finnish cybersecurity firm F-Secure
China could place upto 24 fighter aircraft in hangers it is building in the disputed Spratly Islands, which the Philippines' claims is a part of its exclusive economic zone. Beijing has built three operational runways in the disputed Fiery Cross, Mischief and Subi Reefsislands which it claims is for civilian use but in reality, military fighter and transport planes regularly operate to the islands, a report in Philstar
Moscow will export three Admiral Grigorovich-class (Project 11356M) frigates without engines originally intended for Russian Navy Black Sea Fleet to India. According to a Thursday report in
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