BrahMos Aerospace Set To Pick Up $2.5 Billion Cruise Missile Orders From Indian Navy | News from India

NEW DELHI: In major success for indigenous industry, Indian Navy to place orders for acquisition of over 200 BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles that would be equipped on all front-line warships of the Maritime Force.
The Indo-Russian joint venture recently carried out test firings of the missile with a high level of indigenous content and will also equip the missile with an indigenous seeker.
“The Indian Navy’s proposal to acquire more than 200 of these BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles is at an advanced stage and is expected to be approved soon by the MoD,” senior defense officials told ANI.
The acquisition will also help the Indian Navy store missiles in its arsenal which are deployed on warships and part of the force’s mobile coastal missile batteries.
The missile system has made significant progress in recent years after the Indo-Russian joint venture company increased its attack range from 290km to over 400km.
The indigenous content in the missile system has also been increased and many of its systems have been upgraded and indigenized to increase the participation of Indian industry and manufacturers.
The missile system is also exported to the Philippines. Personnel of the Philippine Marine Corps have also been trained at BrahMos facilities in India and many of their groups will be trained here.
Brahmos aerospace, led by Atul Rane, is also working towards the $5 billion export target set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The BrahMos chairman said after the first export deal with the Philippines at $375 million, his team was aiming for $5 billion by 2025.


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