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    BrahMos Missile in Indian Armed Forces

    Post  Vladimir79 on Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:51 pm

    Indian Navy proposed venture "BrahMos" consider the possibility of installation of the same name of cruise missiles on diesel submarines
    24/08/2009

    Zhukovsky (MO), August 21. (ITAR-TASS). Indian Navy invited the joint Russo-Indian company BrahMos consider the possibility of installation of the same name of cruise missiles on diesel submarines.

    According to ITAR-TASS during MAKS-2009 the director of a joint venture with Russia by Alexander Baskakov, "currently is no such possibility, there are only theoretical developments. "Nevertheless, the Indian Navy proposed joint venture to explore the installation of missiles Brahmos on diesel-powered submarines, - he said. - The type of boats is not defined, but it will not nuclear-powered submarines.

    "Currently, we are to pursue this matter," - said Baskakov. "The NGO engineering" is a big hurt to the submarine-launched prototype missile BrahMos, "- he recalled.

    Joint venture "BrahMos" created in 1998 in accordance with the Agreement between the Governments of Russia and India. June 12, 2001 from the Indian Chandipur test site was carried out the first launch of a supersonic cruise missile BrahMos, created on the basis of Russia's fourth-generation anti-ship missile. According to the press service of the NPO Machine Building "," after that until August 2009 was held on 20 more launches of cruise missiles from ships and land-based fixed and mobile launchers, nearly all with positive results. "

    "At present, ongoing launches cruise missile BrahMos program acceptance tests of the spacecraft with a vertical launcher on board - the press-service. - This launcher, Russia, and created a team of Indian experts, is manufactured commercially and will be installed on nine ships Indian Navy. Specialists of the two countries engaged in promising work on the adaptation of a cruise missile "Brahmos" to place it on the aircraft carriers and submarines.

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    Indian fighters to be armed with BrahMos misiles!

    Post  Russian Patriot on Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:22 am

    Indian fighters to be armed with BrahMos misiles

    RIA Novosti

    04/02/201013:14

    SINGAPORE, February 4 (RIA Novosti) - India's fleet of Su-30MKI Flanker-H fighters could be armed with BrahMos missiles by 2012, the vice president of the Irkut Corporation said at the Singapore Airshow 2010 on Thursday.

    The Corporation is a prime contractor in manufacturing the Su-30MKI multi-role fighters for the Indian Air Force. Its share of Russia's arms exports is 15%.

    "The modernization program includes re-equipping of some 100 Su-30MKI fighters, which are currently in service with the Indian Air Force," Vladimir Sautov said.

    "It is being carried out by the Rosoboronexport, the Sukhoi Design Bureau and NPO Mashinostroyeniya. If things go well, we may offer modernized Su-30MKI fighters to our other foreign partners as soon as 2012," he added.

    The BrahMos missile has a range of 290 km (180 miles) and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 300 kg (660 lbs). It can effectively engage ground targets from an altitude as low as 10 meters (30 feet) and has a top speed of Mach 2.8, which is about three times faster than the U.S.-made subsonic Tomahawk cruise missile.

    The Indian Air Force originally ordered 50 Su-30MKI aircraft from Russia in 1996 and an additional 40 planes in 2007. India's Hindustani Aeronautics (HAL) was also contracted to build 140 aircraft in India between 2003 and 2017 under a licensed production agreement.

    Sautov also revealed that as the missile is "large, heavy and powerful," a lighter modification is currently under development, which will enable Su-30MKI fighters to carry not only one but three missiles.

    Established in 1998, BrahMos Aerospace, a joint Indian-Russian venture, produces and markets BrahMos supersonic missiles. The sea-based and land-based versions have been successfully tested and put into service with the Indian Army and Navy.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/india/2010/india-100204-rianovosti01.htm
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    Re: BrahMos Missile in Indian Armed Forces

    Post  rkt86 on Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:47 am

    Russian Patriot wrote:Indian fighters to be armed with BrahMos misiles

    RIA Novosti

    04/02/201013:14

    SINGAPORE, February 4 (RIA Novosti) - India's fleet of Su-30MKI Flanker-H fighters could be armed with BrahMos missiles by 2012, the vice president of the Irkut Corporation said at the Singapore Airshow 2010 on Thursday.

    The Corporation is a prime contractor in manufacturing the Su-30MKI multi-role fighters for the Indian Air Force. Its share of Russia's arms exports is 15%.

    "The modernization program includes re-equipping of some 100 Su-30MKI fighters, which are currently in service with the Indian Air Force," Vladimir Sautov said.

    "It is being carried out by the Rosoboronexport, the Sukhoi Design Bureau and NPO Mashinostroyeniya. If things go well, we may offer modernized Su-30MKI fighters to our other foreign partners as soon as 2012," he added.

    The BrahMos missile has a range of 290 km (180 miles) and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 300 kg (660 lbs). It can effectively engage ground targets from an altitude as low as 10 meters (30 feet) and has a top speed of Mach 2.8, which is about three times faster than the U.S.-made subsonic Tomahawk cruise missile.

    The Indian Air Force originally ordered 50 Su-30MKI aircraft from Russia in 1996 and an additional 40 planes in 2007. India's Hindustani Aeronautics (HAL) was also contracted to build 140 aircraft in India between 2003 and 2017 under a licensed production agreement.

    Sautov also revealed that as the missile is "large, heavy and powerful," a lighter modification is currently under development, which will enable Su-30MKI fighters to carry not only one but three missiles.

    Established in 1998, BrahMos Aerospace, a joint Indian-Russian venture, produces and markets BrahMos supersonic missiles. The sea-based and land-based versions have been successfully tested and put into service with the Indian Army and Navy.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/india/2010/india-100204-rianovosti01.htm

    IT WILL BE PAINFUL FOR NEIGHBOURS...BUT FOR INDIA,IT IS REALLY A GOOD NEWS..BRAHMOS IS A UNIQUE SUPERSONIC MISSILE TILL DATE...AND IT OBVIOUSLY INCREASE THE LETHALITY OF IAF.
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    India successfully test fires BrahMos anti-ship cruise missile!

    Post  Russian Patriot on Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:57 pm

    India successfully test fires BrahMos anti-ship cruise missile


    RIA Novosti

    21/03/201012:51

    NEW DELHI, March 21 (RIA Novosti) - The Indian Navy has successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic anti-ship cruise missile, the Indian-Russian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace said on Sunday.

    The missile, fired from a new vertical launch pad, hit the target in the Bay of Bengal, BrahMos Aerospace said.

    The BrahMos missile has a range of 290 km (180 miles) and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 300 kg (660 lbs). It can effectively engage ground targets from an altitude as low as 10 meters (30 feet) and has a top speed of Mach 2.8, which is about three times faster than the U.S.-made subsonic Tomahawk cruise missile.

    Established in 1998, BrahMos Aerospace produces and markets BrahMos supersonic missiles. The sea-based and land-based versions have been successfully tested and put into service with the Indian Army and Navy.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/india/2010/india-100321-rianovosti01.htm





    India test-fires Vertical-launch version of BrahMos Cruise Missile


    IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

    New Delhi, March 21, IRNA -- The vertical-launch version of supersonic BrahMos cruise missile has been successfully test-fired by the Indian Navy from a warship in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Orissa on Sunday.

    “The missile was launched from Indian Navy ship INS Ranvir and it manoeuvred successfully hitting the target ship”, said BrahMos aerospace chief A Sivathanu Pillai, All India Radio (AIR) reported. He said, it was a perfect hit and a perfect mission.

    Pillai said, "After today’s test, India has become the first and only country in the world to have a "manoeuvrable supersonic cruise missile in its inventory."

    President Pratibha Patil and Defence Minister A K Antony have congratulated the BrahMos scientists and the navy for the successful test-launch.

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    End News / IRNA / News Code 1021434

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/india/2010/india-100321-irna01.htm
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    Post  Russian Patriot on Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:23 pm

    India�s BrahMos cruise missile successfully test fired

    IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

    New Delhi, Mar 4, IRNA -- Indian Army Sunday successfully test fired the 290-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile at the Pokharan range in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan state, to operationalise the second regiment of the weapon system in service.

    'In conformity and pursuit of operational and strategic surface to surface missile capability development, the second BrahMos unit of Indian Army has been operationalised. The Indian Army unit successfully launched BrahMos missile and destroyed the preselected target in the field firing ranges in Rajasthan,' pti reported quoting an Army spokesperson as said in Jaisalmer.

    The test was witnessed by senior Army officials including Vice Chief Lt Gen Shri Krishna Singh and Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen A K Chaudhary.

    The Army has so far placed orders for three regiments of the supersonic cruise missile and with today's test firing, two of them have been inducted operationally.

    The Defence Ministry has also given a go ahead to the Army to induct a third regiment for being deployed in Arunachal Pradesh along the China border.

    One regiment of the 290-km range BrahMos consists of around 65 missiles, five mobile autonomous launchers on Tatra vehicles and two mobile command posts, among other equipment.

    BrahMos Aerospace, an Indo-Russian joint venture company headed by A Sivathanu Pillai, is also working to develop the submarine launched, air launched and a hyper-sonic version of the missile in the near future.

    It has already been inducted into the Navy and is deployed on almost all the front line surface warships of the maritime force.

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    Post  Raghu Reddy on Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:36 am

    Air-launched BrahMos Mock-Up On Su-30

    Its been schedule to tested this on Dec,2012




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    Brahmos missiles to get airlift, to be mounted on Sukhoi-30MKI

    Post  ricky123 on Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:23 am

    NEW DELHI: The government is set to approve an over Rs 6,500 crore programme to mount supersonic cruise missile Brahmos on Sukhoi-30MKI fighters of the Indian Air Force (IAF). The air-launched missile system would significantly add to the conventional offensive capabilities of Indian military might, while intensifying arms race in the region.

    The project seeks to mount the missile on 42 Sukhoi fighters, and includes 216 air-version missiles.

    it will be mounted on only 2 protypes first then rest will follow ,i think they are making changes to the fuselage
    this will be made in india itself with russian providing help ....

    Most deadly fighter with even deadlier missile respekt

    i heard they r gonna sell this missile to other countries as well ?
    do u guys think it is a good move ? since this missile has no counter ? wouldnt it be good to keep it in russia and india only ?
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    Re: BrahMos Missile in Indian Armed Forces

    Post  GarryB on Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:49 am

    i heard they r gonna sell this missile to other countries as well ?

    The Yakhont is an export missile and has already been sold to a few countries.

    The money earned in selling such missiles is reinvested in making newer better missiles.

    Russia does not sell its best missile (Onyx, which Yakhont is based on).

    Sales of Brahmos lead to income that helps pay for Brahmos II.


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    Brahmos Aerospace working on a reduced size "Brahmos Mini" version for Rafale and Mig-29K

    Post  ricky123 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:24 pm

    Brahmos Aerospace gave Navy Recognition an update on the status of Brahmos Mini during INDODEFENCE 2012, the Tri-service defence exhibition currently being held in Jakarta. While the mini version will be significantly reduced in size, the Indian-Russian joint venture is focusing on retaining the same speed, range and overall performance as the original, larger missile.

    While the regular Brahmos missile already equips Indian Army and Indian Navy, the first drop tests from a SU-30MKI will occur in the next 5 to 6 months. Integration work on the platform has already occured for quite some time now in India with the participation of HAL, Sukhoi and the Indian MOD.

    However Brahmos Aerospace has the feeling that with a smaller missile, it will be able to be present on many platforms. The company's first focus will be the integration of the future Brahmos mini on future Indian platforms such as the Rafale (winner of MMRCA) and Mig-29K of Indian navy.

    Early work on Brahmos Mini is aimed at reducing many systems of the original missile, and the target weight for the "mini" version is 1.5 tons while retaining the original speed (Mach 2.Cool and range 290 Km. First live tests could be conducted in about 2 years while subsystems trials are currently being conducted.

    The first platform to be integrated with Brahmos Mini will be of Russian origin, possible the Mig-29K of the Indian Navy. Brahmos Mini will be capable of withstanding aircraft carrier deck landings as the heavier, 2.5 tons missile already withstands all sorts of stress when launched from the various existing launchers.

    While no talks have occured yet between Brahmos Aerospace and Dassault Aviation they plan to start contacts once the first missile tests have occured.

    Regarding weapon loads, the Indian-Russian Joint Venture believes that after the required development and testing, both Mig-29K and Rafale should be able to carry between 1 and 3 Brahmos Mini.

    On a larger scale, Brahmos Aerospace is confident that Brahmos Mini will open a huge potential market for the company, with specifications that very few competitors will be able to match.

    Finally, regarding its presence at Indo Defence, Brahmos Aerospace told us that a lot of countries from the area have expressed interest for its land attack and anti-ship missile.


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    Post  Cyberspec on Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:06 pm

    Sounds like a promising project
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    Post  TR1 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:12 pm

    Hmmm. There are already supersonic weapons available of smaller size and decent range, like Kh-31, Kh-58, etc.

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    Re: BrahMos Missile in Indian Armed Forces

    Post  ricky123 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:41 pm

    i think the price .size speed will play a great role if they r thinking of exporting
    and if they can intergrate it on all platforms it will then have to be mass produced bringing down theprice
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    Re: BrahMos Missile in Indian Armed Forces

    Post  Sujoy on Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:05 pm

    India test-fired new version of BrahMos cruise missile

    The Indian military on Wednesday successfully test-fired a maneuverable version of the 290-km range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos. The missile blasted off from a naval warship off the coast of Vishakhapatnam in the Bay of Bengal in a pre-designated war scenario taking a “double-maneuver in S-form,” BrahMos Aerospace CEO A. Sivathanu Pillai said. It hit the designated target ship just one meter above the waterline, ripping through the ship’s hull, he said. This is the 34th launch of BrahMos, which is capable of acquiring data from both US’s GPS and Russian GLONASS satellite systems.

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    Post  Viktor on Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:32 pm

    And by the end of this year we can expect air launched version too.



    India test-fires submarine-launched version of BrahMos missile


    VISAKHAPATNAM: India today successfully carried out the maiden test firing of the over 290km-range submarine-launched version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in the Bay of Bengal — becoming the first country in the world to have this capability.

    The submarine-launched version of BrahMos was successfully test-fired from an underwater pontoon near here, BrahMos CEO A Sivathanu Pillai told PTI.

    This is the first test-firing of an underwater supersonic cruise missile anywhere in the world and the missile travelled its complete range of over 290km, he said.

    He said the performance of the missile during the test launch was "perfect".

    Ship and ground-launched versions of the missile have been successfully tested and put into service with the Indian Army and the Navy.

    The maiden test of the submarine-launched version of BrahMos comes over a week after the indigenously built long-range subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay failed to hit its target in its first test.

    "BrahMos missile is fully ready for fitment in submarines in vertical launch configuration which will make the platform one of the most powerful weapon platforms in the world," Pillai said.

    Defence minister A K Antony congratulated DRDO scientists and Russian specialists along with officers of the Indian Navy associated with the project for successful test launch of missile from an underwater platform.


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    Re: BrahMos Missile in Indian Armed Forces

    Post  Sujoy on Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:22 pm

    And BRAHMOS released these pictures of the launch



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    Post  TR1 on Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:02 pm

    Very interesting.

    What was the launch platform? And what in the Indian navy is going to be used as the platform?

    "This is the first test-firing of an underwater supersonic cruise missile anywhere in the world and the missile travelled its complete range of over 290km, he said."

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    Post  GarryB on Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:35 pm

    "This is the first test-firing of an underwater supersonic cruise missile anywhere in the world and the missile travelled its complete range of over 290km, he said."

    Hehehehe... a very impressive achievement... but not the first... or the second...


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    Re: BrahMos Missile in Indian Armed Forces

    Post  Sujoy on Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:39 am

    TR1 wrote:What was the launch platform?

    BRAHMOS did not mention the type of platform but stated that it was a launched from a submerged, stabilised and stationary platform

    TR1 wrote:And what in the Indian navy is going to be used as the platform?

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    TR1 wrote:"This is the first test-firing of an underwater supersonic cruise missile anywhere in the world and the missile travelled its complete range of over 290km, he said."

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    The important part has been left out .
    For the first time a supersonic missile was launched VERTICALLY from a submerged, stabilised and stationary platform
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    So what exactly is the salient feature of a vertical launch ?

    When a cruise missile is vertically installed in vertical cannisters within the pressure-hull of a nuclear-powered SSGN, the cruises missile ( in this case BrahMos-1) increases the ‘offensive power’ of the SSGN without compromising on the SSGN’s ‘defensive power’ as the torpedo tubes can be fully utilised for engaging in undersea warfare while operating in the self-seeking hunter-killer mode.
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    Post  TR1 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:04 am

    How is that different from the multitude of Soviet subs that had vertically launched supersonic anti ship missiles?

    Scorpene is a pretty small sub, is the modified Indian variant going to be much bigger? Brahmos capability is impressive on such a hull, what is the number of tubes they are looking at?
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    Post  Sujoy on Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:11 am

    TR1 wrote:How is that different from the multitude of Soviet subs that had vertically launched supersonic anti ship missiles?

    The missile, BRAHMOS 1 was NOT launched from a submarine but a platform that was stabilized artificially . Having a stabilized platform launch a missile vertically is not something that has been achieved before , according to the BRAHMOS press release.

    http://www.brahmos.com/newscenter.php?newsid=166

    The same platform that was used for test-firing the B-O5/K-15 SLBM on January this year.
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    Post  TR1 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:21 am

    Oh in that sense, it maybe true. I don't know of any SOviet AShM testing was from stationary platforms or all subs .
    But its not really much of an achievement is it? Testing from an actual sub is far more indicative of ready for use.

    I think it was just them trying to put spin and hype on the launch Very Happy

    Any info on number of 75I tubes?
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    Post  Sujoy on Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:36 pm

    TR1 wrote:Any info on number of 75I tubes?

    The submarines that will come from off the shelf purchase will have 6 tubes. This design will have to be modified to accommodate the eight VL-tubes for BrahMos—a process that will take at least three years at the very least .

    Also , it needs to be pointed out that the the S-2 (Arihant), S-3 & S-4 nuclear-powered submarines will also cary the BRAHMOS 1 , since these vessels have been designed from the outset by Russia to carry such vertically-launched missiles in customised launch-silos
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    India test-fires submarine-launched version of BrahMos missile

    Post  GarryB on Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:06 am

    Oh in that sense, it maybe true. I don't know of any SOviet AShM testing was from stationary platforms or all subs .
    But its not really much of an achievement is it? Testing from an actual sub is far more indicative of ready for use.

    I think it was just them trying to put spin and hype on the launch Very Happy

    Hahahaha... a bit like KBP saying that photos of early test launches of the Kornet-EM from a Tigr vehicle were the first launches of a supersonic guided anti tank missile from a Tigr.... sounds significant till you think about it.

    Lots of navies use test platforms for very early testing without risking an expensive submarine... or without having to take a sub from active service to perform a very early test of a missile.

    Regarding early supersonic antiship missiles launched from subs... Charlie, Oscar, Papa... let alone hypersonic ballistic missiles Hotel, Golf...


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    Re: BrahMos Missile in Indian Armed Forces

    Post  Austin on Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:16 am

    New Brahmos Chief Sudhir Kumar Mishra two part interview
    Part-1 Part-2


    Hypersonic missiles are the future for India and Russia – new BrahMos Chief


    BrahMos Aerospace has already signed an MoU with the Moscow Aviation Institute on the development of hypersonic missiles There is need to sign some more agreements between India and Russia, isn't it? Can you elaborate on this?

    Both India and Russia have successfully demonstrated that if they work together they can create systems unparalleled in the world such as the BrahMos. DRDO in India is working on the hypersonic field and Russia is also working on it.

    We want to bring number of institutions from India and Russia together to realize the best possible configuration. As you rightly mentioned we have signed a MoU with MAI through our JV partners NPO Mashinostroyenia for initiating necessary actions. They are getting the required approvals from the government to start the work.

    Similarly we are working with DRDO and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in this field. Once all the permissions are received from both the governments, we will initiate this project. Right now, hypersonic is an evolving technology and it is the future for both the countries. I believe that we will be able to develop the missile as per our Vision 2050, maybe within 6 to 10 years.

    Are there any expectations how much time it can take to get all these approvals?

    It can take from 4 to 10 months.

    BrahMos Aerospace promised that the BrahMos-A missile for SU-30MKI would be ready for induction by 2016? Are these plans still on?

    Yes, I confirm that by this year end, we would conduct the first flight test of BrahMos-A with SU-30MKI and we will start deliveries in 2016 to the Indian Air Force. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bangalore and Sukhoi Design Bureau (SDB) with Indian Air Force are working very intensively to ensure that the missile flight test can be carried out by the year end and I am going personally this month to review the situation together with Chairman, HAL.

    When is India planning to achieve 100 percent localization of BrahMos missile production?

    As of now, we believe that it is a joint development programme. So the joint production also should take place in both the countries and we do not talk about percentage to develop the local production but the objective is to develop capacity building. The requirement, the demand is very high for BrahMos and right now, the objective is to deliver the missile in time to the users and if we do not deliver, then there is a problem. So we are trying to ensure the proportion, the agreed joint production ratio between India and Russia and make the delivery schedule. This is the first priority and only priority.

    What we want is that 100 percent of the missile should be manufactured in India and 100 percent to be manufactured in Russia so that when big amount of deliveries are to be made, both the places can deliver but the capabilities should be available both in India and in Russia on 100 percent delivery basis.

    And secondly, now there is an export potential for BrahMos. The government of India has declared that we would like to export our weapon system and India and Russia both have agreed that we will export the missile to mutually agreed countries we will identify together. So that would happen. When that happens, then there will be more demand for capacity building in both the countries, Russia as well as India. So we develop 100 percent capability, in Russia, you already have a 100 percent capability so that we can meet our commitments.

    It takes some time. I have taken over only recently. I would like to study and then give answer exactly.

    You mentioned the export potential of the BrahMos missiles. When are you planning to start exporting them?

    First of all as per the IGA the missile can be exported to friendly countries of India and Russia. We have jointly worked out the list of countries. Export will be taken up on case to case basis with both the Indian and Russian governments for approval.

    Secondly, the interest of India and Russia should not be affected in any way and thirdly, it should be only for defensive purpose, not for offensive purpose. So these are the basic fundamentals and we are talking to each other to ensure that export takes place but export is a very long process. So we are onto the process.

    What do you think about the possibility of replicating the BrahMos Aerospace JV model in other areas between India and Russia?

    First, I would like to convey to you that when I land in Moscow Airport, I feel that I have come to my second home. I have lived there for four years and I must have visited more than 20 times after that. I love the country, people and their culture and when it comes to successful joint venture, then I want to tell you that BrahMos is “THE” only joint venture in the defence sector anywhere in the world which enjoys this much success. This is because of the technology strength of both the countries, trust which we have posed in each other, confidence and our track record of meeting our commitment and commitment of delivery, meeting the dates and I feel that this joint venture has a great future. Many countries, they talk, they want to replicate BrahMos but you cannot copy the template. You can follow it up to a certain extent but the true spirit between India and Russia, it can exist only between Indians and Russians. It does not exist between any other country in the world.

    Russia is going to participate in Project-75 India (P-75 I) tender, which entails the acquisition of another six submarines for the Indian Navy? Russian submarine will come along with BrahMos missiles installed. When do you expect this competition to happen? 

    We have demonstrated the capability of BrahMos by launching from a pontoon. Users have observed it, they have taken note of this and I am sure the kind of confidence users have shown in our other products, they would show in the submarine launch as well. Apart from this, we are going to develop the BrahMos-Mini as well. So BrahMos-Mini can be launched from a torpedo tube. We are planning, we are designing to do it from the torpedo tube. So it can be used there also as a standard weapon in all kind of submarines and users have to make up their mind what kind of weapon system they are looking for and we are telling the users that this is the weapon on the table, kindly have it. So RFP is not yet released. Let us wait and see.

    Did you get the approval for this BrahMos-M (mini) development?

    Not yet. It is under process.

    When do you expect to get it?


    I wanted it yesterday and I am chasing it to make it happen. I am sure DRDO has complete trust in this project and I bring that spirit from DRDO to BrahMos. So I am sure it would happen soon and you see it is science and technology. So it is very difficult to predict the duration, the time but I always feel that, I am very bullish about it, very optimistic, it should happen at the earliest and that is going to be my priority.

    How much time would it take to develop this missile?


    It should not take more than three years. The basic missile would be same and it would be adopted to meet the requirement of the services but the basic model, the basic financial managerial model which exists between India and Russia would be same, we would work on the same proportion. We would hold hand of each other in a similar way. It will be universal missile for Army, Air Force, Navy. It can be adopted to meet any requirement.

    You need to sign some more documents with Russia for BrahMos-M also, don't you?

    We would once finalised will have a Tripartite agreement between DRDO, NPOM and BrahMos. It would be like a wish to work together, a basic agreement, which will suggest three organisations are ready to start developing this missile. We hope to sign it by the year end.

    What is this time needed for?

    The reason is we are doing a feasibility study. We are studying whether the specifications are right or not, what all can be done, what we can do, what Russians can do. So before any big project, we need to sit and talk. So we are sitting and talking. We are evaluating the scientific parameters of various subsystems. It takes time.

    Now there are many Indian tourists who are coming to Russia. What was the most interesting part of Russia for you?

    For a tourist to come to Russia is its natural beauty and I pray that Russians will preserve it the way they have been preserving it, number one. Number two, the museums and church cathedrals in Petersburg, canals in Petersburg are very beautiful. Third, you have got all the resources in abundance. You have almost everything, sunshine, snow and for a tourist going from India Baikal Lake is the ultimate beauty. More than that, you see India and Russia have almost more than 70 years of relationship and the image in the minds of Indian people is that Russians are our true friends. So when they go if they go to Moscow, if they go to different places, they feel at home that yes, we are in the friend's home, nothing to fear about it.

    You are new BrahMos chief now? Any missile dreams?


    Yes, you see I worked in Hyderabad where the technology development for BrahMos has been done. I have been a member of the technical teams who have developed the technology for BrahMos from DRDO side and then I worked as a Programme Manager in the BrahMos project in DRDO. Then I visited Russia and there, I have conducted the visit of then-Indian President Dr. Abdul Kalam to Moscow, taken him to NPO Mash and conducted the visit of Defence Minister of India again to NPO Mash.

    This feeling, this attachment, it created some kind of dream in the mind that it would be ultimate happiness, it would be ultimate professional dream to lead such a high technology programme in the world and for a mechanical engineer like me, nothing can be better than leading a team of experts who are world class, who are best in their profession who know how to deliver, how to meet user’s aspirations, it is a dream come true. I have witnessed the commitment, the courage, the endeavours of Indian specialists and Russian specialists, both. It gives me great satisfaction of being their leader and take BrahMos to a step up. More business, more technological challenges, early delivery, find a better way of doing the supply chain management. This itself is a lot of work.
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    BrahMos Cruise Missile: News

    Post  George1 on Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:12 am

    Enemies Stand Helpless Against BrahMos Missile - BrahMos Aerospace Chief

    MOSCOW, August 20 (RIA Novosti) - A supersonic cruise missile BrahMos, developed jointly by Russia and India, leaves any enemy helpless as no effective protection against the BrahMos has been created so far, Sudhir Mishra, the new head of the BrahMos Aerospace Corporation told Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency.

    “Supersonic speed is the BrahMos’ major advantage. An enemy has yet no effective protection against such missiles. After the missile is launched, all the enemy can do is run. In fact, he has even no time to escape. That is why this is a very promising weapon. And it has no alternatives in the world so far,” Mishra said in an interview Tuesday adding that “even if any other country succeeds one day in creating missiles with similar characteristics, we will be a way ahead already.”

    The BrahMos Aerospace chief said also that a number of countries are currently interested in the project, which may pave the way for the BrahMos’ exports in the future.

    “It will be possible to export the BrahMos only to friendly nations, determined by the governments of India and Russia. Currently, many states are interested in our missiles. As soon as our governments decide on where to export we will be ready for deliveries,” Mishra stressed.

    The Indo-Russian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace was founded in 1998 by the Indian Defense Research and Development Organization and Russian rocket design bureau of Machine Building. The venture was named after two rivers, the Brahmaputra in India and Russia’s Moskva.

    The BrahMos missile has a range of 290 kilometers (180 miles) and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 300 kilograms (660 pounds). It can effectively engage targets from an altitude as low as 10 meters (30 feet) and has a top speed of Mach 2.8, which is about three times faster than the US-made subsonic Tomahawk cruise missile.

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