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 new version of the Brahmos would be a much smaller version of the 300 km range cruise missile, Economic Times reported today.
Besides applications on ground, in submarines as well as an air launched version, a very special version of the new missile has been conceptualized, an official said.
This portable version can be operated by a team of three-man team. Further, a work share agreement on the co-development of a fifth generation fighter aircraft is also finalised, senior officials have confirmed.
Russia and Indian scientists had begun work on compact version of BrahMos missile in 2014. During that time, Head of BrahMos Aerospace Sivathanu Pillai had said that the length of the rocket could be 6 metres, and its diameter 0.5 metres. It can reach speeds of 3.5 times the speed of sound and carry a warhead weighing 200 to 300 kilograms, he added.
“We are faced with a challenge of reducing the rocket’s mass, so that it can be integrated with a variety of platforms, including the equipment of the Indian fifth-generation fighter with it, which is being developed jointly by India and Russia,” Pillai was quoted as saying by Russia Beyond the Headlines.
The Russian armed forces are keen on purchasing the BrahMos cruise missiles that were developed jointly with India, for equipping its Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters. Negotiations with the Russian side might begin in 2017 following the test completion of the Indian Su-30MKI fighters with the BrahMos missile, a military-diplomatic official told
China has warned India against deployment of BrahMos cruise missiles in the north eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. Indias move to deploy the missile as a deterrent against China has provoked a sharp response from Chinas state-run news daily
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
Russia and India may hold two launches of BrahMos cruise missiles from a Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet against sea and ground targets at the end of this year, TASS reports Tuesday. "If positive results of the work with the technologically operational missile are received, there are plans to carry out demonstration launches of two organic missiles against a sea and a ground target," CEO of the Research and Production Association of Machine-Building Alexander Leonov said
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,
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
Indonesia and Chile have shown interest in Indias air-launched version of BrahMos missile that will be tested in February next year. “The center (Indian government) had given clearance for identifying markets for the missile
Indias ABG shipyard is likely to sell a stake to a Russian firm to inject finances into the loss-making firm. The Mumbai based naval shipbuilder has confirmed that it engaged with a Russian firm to sell a stake to improve the companys financial strength but it did not reveal which Russian firm as discussion is going on,
India and Russia are looking to provide the jointly developed air-launched Brahmos missile with aircraft-carrier busting capability from extended ranges. The first test of the Brahmos launched from a specially modified Su-30MKI is slated to happen in December this year
The first test of the BrahMos Missile fired from the underbelly of the Su-30MKI fighter jet is likely to take place this December. A decommissioned Indian Navy warship is expected to the target for the super-sonic cruise missile traveling at almost three times the speed of sound, various Indian media reported quoting unnamed sources
Russian Defense Ministry has deployed a group of UAZ Patriot trucks equipped with Kord 12.7 mm heavy machine guns and AGS-17 grenade launchers to Syria
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