Austin wrote:Will the 6 1135.6 and Gorshkov class Frigate will be armed with Brahmos ? Any concrete news ?
I believe big capital ships will be armed with Oniks but the frigate will be armed with Brahmos.
I don't think Russia will ever use brahmos as their main missile. They could use it here and there in special times but not for long periods if they can avoid it.. Reasons for not using Brahmos..
1)Way more expensive. Brahmos is two missiles in one.. land attack and anti-ship. Cost much more ,for being more
complex. according to wiki 2.73 $US millions each. a US tomahawk cost $500,000. each.. Calibrs land attack should be even cheaper.
2)Range is limited to 300km unless they modify it with boosters that will require extra work and time.
Russia Calibers land attack missiles for example range is rated from 900km to 2600km (depending on the source)
3)Is always safer to use a missile that no one have. US and Israel and France have spies all over India
(just like in RUssia) but the security of Brahmos design is something they have no control since is done in India.
They can be used in combat jets ,so thats something where i can see Russia using them more in special times ,where suddenly need to attack a warship or land and they don't have an specific missile for it. This is actually the same for warships.. they could reserve one launcher or two with a brahmos for special times.. which seems the best way for Russia to use them. For special times.
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