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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