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    Post  George1 on Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:43 pm

    The first test of the BrahMos ER rocket with increased range

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    According to the Indian-Russian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace, on March 11, 2017, the first test launch from the ground-launched BrahMos ER (Extended Range) supersonic missile with extended range was successfully performed at the Indian missile range in Chandipur, Orissa.

    The test was "100 percent successful." The press release reports that the BrahMos ER rocket has a range increased to "more than 400 km" (according to the Indian press, up to 450 km) compared to the current maximum range of "standard" BrahMos missiles at 290 km.

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    Post  Pinto on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:29 pm

    The Indian Navy successfully test-fired BrahMos sea-to-surface missiles in the Bay of Bengal on Friday, a source in the Defense Ministry told Sputnik.

    The Indian Army's Brahmos Missiles, a supersonic cruise missile, are displayed during the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi, India.
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    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — This version of the Long Range BrahMos Missile was fired from INS Teg, a guided missile frigate, on a target on an island in the Bay of Bengal.

    "Indian Navy successfully test-fired supersonic BrahMos missile from a stealth frigate in the Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast. Until now Navy had only antiship version of BrahMos missile. This one is the land-attack version with a range about 300 kilometers [186 miles]," the source told Sputnik.

    The BrahMos Missile has been jointly developed by India and Russia, and its Anti-Ship variant has already been inducted into the Indian Navy.

    "This successful maiden firing of BrahMos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile has significantly enhanced the prowess of Indian Navy and has placed India in the club of a select few nations," an Indian Navy statement said.



    The Land Attack variant provides Indian warships the capability to precisely neutralize selected targets deep inland, far away from the coast, from stand-off ranges at sea such as radars, command centers, airbases, and enemy missile batteries.


    ​A majority of the frontline ships of Indian Navy, like the Kolkata, Ranvir and Teg classes of ships, are capable of firing this missile. The Indian Navy has six Talwar class frigates, of which three are armed with the Russian-made export version of the Kalibr cruise missile complex while the other three are outfitted with BrahMos multipurpose missile system.
    On March 11 this year, an enhanced version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with an Extended Range of more than 400 kilometers was successfully test-fired at a supersonic speed of 2.8 Mach.

    BrahMos, a word combining Brahmaputra and Moscow, is a short-range supersonic missile, which has been used by the Indian Navy since 2005. The missile can carry a conventional warhead of up to 660 pounds. BrahMos missiles can be also launched from submarines, as well as aircraft and land-based launchers.

    BrahMos Aerospace, the developer of the missile, was formed by India's Defense Research and Development Organization and Russia's NPO Mashinostroyenia in 1998. It produces weapons systems using Russian and Indian technologies.

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201704211052854095-brahmos-test-fire/
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    Post  Pinto on Wed May 03, 2017 3:01 pm

    The Indian Army, adding another feather to its cap, successfully test-fired an advanced version of the Brahmos land-attack cruise missile in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Tuesday. “The test firing of the block–III version of the missile demonstrated the weapon’s unmatched lethality of hitting the centre of a designated target with “bull’s eye” precision,” a senior Army official was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

    While describing more about the test fire, he added, the supersonic cruise missile successfully hit the land-based target with desired precision in a “top attack configuration”. This test fire has matched all the parameter of the canonical textbook, involving high level and complex manoeuvring by the missile.

    On April 22, the Indian Navy had conducted its first test-firing of the sea-to-land attack version of its advanced supersonic cruise missile Brahmos. The Brahmos missile is developed by a joint-venture between Russia’s Mashinostroyenia and India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

    http://indianexpress.com/article/india/indian-army-successfully-test-fires-advanced-block-iii-version-of-brahmos-cruise-missile-4637834/
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    Post  Pinto on Wed May 03, 2017 6:03 pm


    A range of retaliatory measures are being weighed by India’s generals, including attacks by ground forces on Pakistani posts, or strikes by aircraft, missiles or massed artillery guns, reports Ajai Shukla.


    The Army has begun weighing its options to retaliate against Pakistani forces on the Line of Control, after their troops, employing jihadi extremists, killed and beheaded two Indian soldiers near Poonch on Monday, top generals said.

    It is learnt that the incident took place when an Indian patrol of 8-10 soldiers was checking the border fence, a perilous task involving physically moving along the fence, very close to the LoC, to check that it has not been cut or its electronic sensors damaged.

    According to the modus operandi of Pakistani troops on forward LoC posts, the exposed patrol first came under intense fire from automatic weapons, which Pakistani soldiers had stealthily deployed in temporary positions, just across the LoC.

    With two Indian jawans injured in the firing, a ‘border action team’, comprising jihadi fighters, darted across the LoC to the border fence. Covered by the Pakistan army’s firing, the jihadis killed the two jawans, beheaded them, and returned to their side of the LoC, bearing the heads as trophies.

    The employment of a BAT is a well-rehearsed Pakistani tactic that creates deniability by using jihadis to cross into the Indian side.

    The employment of a BAT is a well-rehearsed Pakistani tactic that creates deniability by using jihadis to cross into the Indian side. If any jihadis are killed or captured, the Pakistan army disowns it as an infiltration attempt.

    Regular soldiers remain on their side of the LoC, firing on Indian posts and patrols to cover the BAT’s move.

    A range of retaliatory measures are being weighed by India’s generals, including attacks by ground forces on Pakistani posts, or strikes by aircraft, missiles or massed artillery guns.

    Earlier, an Army officer had said that there was a ceasefire violation in the area and that details are being sought.

    “There was no ceasefire violation along the LoC in Poonch. It was speculative fire,” an army officer of northern command said.

    Speculative fire is normally used to check movement of suspicious persons along the border.

    Army Vice-Chief Lieutenant General Sarath Chand, on Tuesday, said, "Humko kya karna hai woh hum yahaan bataana nahin chahte hain. Apni karyavahi hum apne aap karenge, at a time and place of our choice (I don’t want to give out here what we intend to do. We will take action at a time and place of our choice)."


    On Monday, the Army's Director General of Military Operations, Lieutenant General A K Bhatt, warned of retaliation during a phone call to his Pakistani counterpart. A defence ministry release stated: ‘The DGMO of the Indian Army conveyed that such a dastardly and inhuman act is beyond any norms of civility and merits unequivocal condemnation and response.'

    Defence Minister Arun Jaitley also sounded a warning on Monday, "The country has full confidence and faith in our armed forces, which will react appropriately to this inhuman act. The sacrifice of these soldiers will not go in vain."

    However, army sources emphatically rejected Indian media claims -- by India Today TV and Dainik Jagran newspaper -- that the Indian Army had already visited retribution, killing 10 Pakistani soldiers in an attack.

    Last September, the Indian Army had retaliated to a jihadi strike on an army post near Uri with multiple cross-LoC ‘surgical strikes’ that are believed to have killed several jihadi fighters and a handful of Pakistani soldiers.

    After another attack in November, the Indian Army secretly moved 155 millimetre Bofors guns into forward firing positions, destroying two Pakistani posts in a massed fire assault.

    Even so, senior generals admit there are limitations on how much, and how often, Pakistani posts on the LoC can be punished, even in retaliating to an inhuman violation that involved mutilating Indian soldiers.

    Inadequate punishment fails to deter Pakistani violations, while an excess could set off a cycle of escalation that could spiral out of control.

    Moreover, the Indian military does not have a tri-service plan for immediate retaliation to such incidents.

    This would involve pre-selecting Pakistan army or jihadi targets, earmarking the aircraft, missiles, guns or Special Forces to hit them and devising defensive measures for the inevitable Pakistani retaliation.

    In what might be an unlinked development, the Army on Tuesday test-fired a BrahMos land-to-land missile, demonstrating what an official release described as ‘the weapon’s unmatched lethality of hitting the centre of a designated target with ‘bull’s eye’ precision’.

    The BrahMos would be an important component of any concerted Indian cross-LoC strike capability.

    http://www.rediff.com/news/report/india-may-use-brahmos-for-cross-loc-strikes/20170503.htm
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    Post  George1 on Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:14 pm

    Indian fighters Su-30MKI will be able to use up to three BrahMos-NG missiles

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    Post  George1 on Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:20 pm

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    Post  miketheterrible on Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:14 am

    Its said to be the fastest Cruse missile so far in the world, yet isn't it based on the Onyx/Yakhont?
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    Post  GarryB on Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:21 am

    It is based on the Yakhont export version of the Onyx.

    It is not faster than the tactical Kh-15 Kickback or Kh-32/Kh-22M missiles.

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    Post  George1 on Fri May 24, 2019 1:52 pm

    The BrahMos-A airborne missile in India first hit a ground target

    As the Indian-Russian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace reported, on May 22, 2019, the second practical test launch of the BrahMos-A BrahMos Air Launched Cruise Missile developed by BrahMos Aerospace from the Su-30MKI Air Force India was made. In the course of this test, a rocket launched from a Su-30MKI aircraft, “flying its full range,” successfully hit a ground target that is located on the island of Kar Nicobar on the Nicobar Islands. This is the first test of an aircraft version of the BrahMos missile with a practical ground target damage.

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    Post  George1 on Tue May 28, 2019 2:34 pm

    India’s Air Force to arm Russian-made Su-30MKI fighters with BrahMos-A missiles


    At least 40 fighters will be equipped with BrahMos missiles

    REUTOV /Moscow Region/, May 28. /TASS/. About 40 Russian-made Su-30MKI fighter jets of India’s Air Force will be armed with BrahMos-A air-launched missiles in the next two or three years, CEO and Chief Designer of Russia’s Research and Production Association of Machine-Building Alexander Leonov said on Tuesday.

    "As for the plans, the serial production has been launched and rearmament will be carried out, as our Indian colleagues have promised on many occasions. About 40 planes as the first batch will be equipped with BrahMos missiles. Of course, this will require some time, no less than two or three years, to re-equip the planes and produce air-launched BrahMos missiles," the chief executive said.


    Manager for Marketing at the Russia-India BrahMos Aerospace Joint Venture Praveen Pathak told TASS last week that the BrahMos-A air-launched missile, which the JV was developing, had hit a ground target for the first time during a test launch. In 2017, the BrahMos-A missile was test-launched for the first time, successfully hitting a naval target.

    The chief executive of the Research and Production Association of Machine-Building said that the two test launches were "very important" as they had been held both against a naval and a ground target. "The universal nature of the BrahMos missile has been fully confirmed," Leonov said.

    The BrahMos missile has been developed by Russia’s Research and Production Association of Machine-Building (the town of Reutov near Moscow) and India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

    The missile’s name comes from the names of two rivers: the Brahmaputra of India and the Moskva of Russia. The missile’s first launch took place on June 12, 2001 from a coastal launcher. The missile’s production has been arranged at enterprises in Russia and India.


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    Post  Vladimir79 on Tue May 28, 2019 2:40 pm

    At 2.5 tonnes I would say it is not an effective weapon.  It needs to be launched in saturation attacks to overwhelm the enemies defences.  A lighter missile that can be carried in greater quantity would be more effective.
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    Post  Arrow on Tue May 28, 2019 3:38 pm

    It is based on the Yakhont export version of the Onyx. wrote:

    Why Russia Onyx flight slower than Brahmos? Onyx about 2.6M
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    Post  GarryB on Wed May 29, 2019 9:03 am

    Onyx is from the mid 1990s, Brahmos is much newer... new fuel blends would give it higher performance... just like the new fuels developed for Zircon reportedly can increase the performance of the Onyx to almost Mach 5.

    Of course Zircon is a scramjet and Onyx is a ramjet... you can use the same fuel in a piston engine and in a jet engine and get different speeds and ranges too.

    At 2.5 tonnes I would say it is not an effective weapon. It needs to be launched in saturation attacks to overwhelm the enemies defences. A lighter missile that can be carried in greater quantity would be more effective.

    Brahmos-NG is supposed to be carried by tactical aircraft like MiG-29 and Su-27 type aircraft. But conversion to scramjet and speeds of mach 8-10 will make it more effective too...
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    Post  Isos on Wed May 29, 2019 8:31 pm

    Vladimir79 wrote:At 2.5 tonnes I would say it is not an effective weapon.  It needs to be launched in saturation attacks to overwhelm the enemies defences.  A lighter missile that can be carried in greater quantity would be more effective.

    Against pakistani navy it is more than enough. It also has land attack capability that very little countries can defend against.

    India also operates kh-31 that has similar range so they can use them to overwhelm while brahmos take care of big ships.

    But it seems they mainly plan to use it against land targets where air defence systems are affected by mountains. Their ships carry more kh-35 than brahmos.

    Remember also that Argentina managed to destroy 2 big UK ships with only a stock of 4 or 5 exocets.
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    Post  George1 on Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:52 pm

    Upgraded BrahMos missile to strike targets at a range of over 500 km

    https://tass.com/defense/1068206
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    Post  George1 on Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:02 am

    Indian Navy buys BrahMos coastal anti-ship missile systems


    According to Indian media, on August 8, 2019, the Defense Acquisition Council of the Indian Ministry of Defense approved the purchase of two Next Generation Maritime Mobile Coastal Batteries (NGMMCB) for the Indian Navy, equipped with Russian-made BrahMos supersonic anti-ship missiles Indian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace.

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    For the purchase, it is planned to allocate 1350 crore rupees (about $ 189 million), the delivery should be made within two years.

    Each NGMMCB battery should include two three-charged self-propelled launchers with BrahMos missiles, a mobile command post and two mobile radar systems equipped with Scanter radars from Danish company Terma (radar assembly will be carried out in India by Tata Nova, a subsidiary of Tata Advanced Systems Division Tata groups). Battery facilities will be implemented on Tatra chassis assembled in India. Also, each battery will include air defense systems as part of one mobile radar for detecting air targets and two vehicles with portable air defense systems.

    It is reported that both batteries will be deployed in the Mumbai area.

    This is the first land-based BrahMos purchase for the Indian Navy. Until now, ground-based missile systems with BrahMos missiles have been supplied only to the Indian ground forces, where they are armed with three missile regiments (five batteries each) and it is planned to equip one more ..

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    Post  Sujoy on Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:49 pm

    The Indian Air Force test fired the air launched BRAHMOS today from a distance of 300 kms. Interestingly the target destroyed was a ship.

    Pity the Su 30MKI can carry just one BRAHMOS

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    Post  Isos on Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:58 pm

    Brahmos NG should come in 2021-2022. They will be able to carry 3 of them. But not all MKI are upgraded for Brahmos use.

    Brahmos NG is a much better design since it has the same caracteristics but with half the size.
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    Post  Sujoy on Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:48 pm

    Isos wrote:Brahmos NG should come in 2021-2022. They will be able to carry 3 of them. But not all MKI are upgraded for Brahmos use.

    Brahmos NG is a much better design since it has the same caracteristics but with half the size.
    Brahmos NG will not be ready for induction before 2024. IAF recons that Su 30 MKI can carry 3 Brahmos NG and the Rafale can carry one.

    The Super Sukhoi program is still on hold due to the high up gradation cost involved (approx US$ 5 billion ) and the Su 30 MKI desperately need more advanced EW systems.
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    Post  GarryB on Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:37 am

    Wasn't the smaller NG model also faster?
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    Post  Sujoy on Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:56 am

    GarryB wrote:Wasn't the smaller NG model also faster?
    That's what they said. Smaller payload, so it's possible that it will travel faster. But several tests will have to be carried out.

    Right now the Kh-35 is being tested because it had some propulsion related problem.

    https://twitter.com/indiannavy/status/1322070435765215232?s=20

    Notice that the actual hit is not being shown (link below). If the Indian Navy shows the angle of hit it would make it easier for counter measures to be made.

    https://twitter.com/VishnuNDTV/status/1319484195811385344?s=20
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    Post  George1 on Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:27 pm

    India announced information about the upcoming signing of a contract for the purchase of a batch of modernized BrahMos missiles for the naval forces. According to published data, the Indian Navy will acquire 38 anti-ship missiles of this kind.

    Indian modernization "BrahMos" primarily consists in increasing the range of destruction of targets. Indian sources write that after updating the rocket, it is capable of hitting targets at a distance of 450 km. This is about 50 km more than the previous version of the same rocket.

    Named and the amount that will cost both the entire contract and, accordingly, each of the BrahMos missiles. For the purchase of 38 supersonic missiles for fleet Indian Defense Ministry is ready to spend 18 billion rupees. Accordingly, one modernized BrahMos rocket will cost the Indian budget approximately Rs 473,7 million (about US $ 6,5 million).

    For comparison, an updated version of the American Tomahawk missile costs about $ 1,6 million. That is, the Indian version of the sea-based cruise missile is 4 times more expensive, according to the official data on their cost.

    The contract has not been signed yet, but, as the Indian information service ANI writes, "it is close to being signed."

    In this regard, in India there are regular questions to the military department. The main one is why the cost of the rocket after modernization suddenly turned out to be so high, "4 times more expensive than the Tomahawk"?

    Recall that initially the BrahMos missiles were developed jointly by Russia and India. Now India is trying more and more actively to use its own capabilities for the production and modernization of such cruise missiles.

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    Post  GarryB on Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:09 am

    If they decided to make their own Tomahawk and produce it locally it would probably cost 4-5 times more than an American missile.

    Do you personally think you could make a TV or a Car from scratch cheaper than you could buy one off the shelf from a company that makes them in enormous numbers in big factories?

    Remember you have to build your own factory... they are not just making one Brahmos... but plans for making less that 40 will make them more expensive... they are almost hand making them in this case... small wonder they are not cheap.

    And ultimately how much cheaper is a subsonic missile that most modern air defence systems can shoot down as shown in Syria, compared with Brahmos which would be much much harder to shoot down.

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    Post  lyle6 on Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:59 am

    The effectiveness of such missiles are also utterly dependent on having the required constellation of GPS satellites providing positional updates. A very expensive investment and one that both the US and Russia are not that keen on sharing to third parties without being well compensated for it.

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