Russian-Indian BrahMos cruise missile is expected to win the $ 13 billion orders
India test-fired carrier-based” Brahmos “cruise missile
News LONDON, September 2: 1, according to India’s Economic Times reported that a senior Indian defense officials said, by the Russian China and India jointly developed Brahmos missile is attracting around the world, especially from South America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa, countries in the region concerned. It is estimated that the missile is expected to win in the global arms market orders for $ 13 billion.
reported that although the world has more than 60,000 cruise missiles, but most are outdated, is the development of the 1970s. According to the defense officials said, this is the global market requires a lot of BrahMos missile reasons. Currently, this missile has attracted such as Brazil, South Africa and Chile and other countries of note that this is because the missile R & D costs are lower, only $ 300 million.
Brahmos missile flight speed of nearly three times the speed of sound, can hit targets up to 300 kilometers away. Which the missile from submarine, ship, aircraft or land-based launch. In this regard, Russia’s state-run NPO Mashinostroyenia Deputy General Manager, Mark Alexander, general manager of BrahMos Airlines Schiff (Alexander B Maksichev) said: “It is a best missile – simple but effective. The missile our development and research organizations and defense laboratories and ground mobile equipment, such as Bharat state-run companies jointly developed. “He added:” The BrahMos missile is airborne version of the missile toward a new direction. “
anonymity of the senior defense official said:” This missile exports to other countries negotiating with the foundation work has commenced once the Indian Defense Ministry to meet the requirements of BrahMos missile put began to export. “In fact, India itself has issued a $ 3 billion worth of missile orders, including the next 7-8 years, construction of associated terrestrial systems and Bula Mo missile receiver.
In addition, the defense officials said, adding that the missile will be exported to the Russian army, but the Russian military is also interested in the purchase of the new airborne version of the missile. He said: “The airborne version of the missile includes a missile thrown by jet fighters so that the computer’s help, the missile will be able to find the target by virtue of their ability.”
reports, Brad Moss missile successful when it is considered in its northeast region of India (ie, near the border of India) to deploy nuclear missiles on the occasion – India trying to move to strengthen its military preparations. The recent move in India, the Pentagon released a report that China has deployed near the border in India a new type of advanced long-range CSS-5 missiles, and delivery of airborne troops to the region to develop contingency plans.
BrahMos missile can carry conventional and nuclear warheads, its payload of 200-300 kg. Bangalore Air Show in 2010, BrahMos Aerospace CEO 西瓦萨努皮 Levin (Apathukatha Sivathanu Pillai) has revealed that the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile air-launched version is expected in 2012 test. Moreover, he also added that the Indian Air Force has decided to Su-30MKI fighter as The Brahmos missile launch platform. In addition, the Indian Air Force has orders to buy surface-attack missiles.
At the same time, the Indian Army in addition to purchase long-range missiles, is also purchasing two of the Brahmos missile, used on small targets accurately limited attacks, prevent destruction of the surrounding infrastructure. Indian think tank Institute for Defense Analysis (IDSA), senior researcher Yi Jie Lale (Ajey Lele) said: “The BrahMos project is known as a milestone because it is in India from scratch. Previously, we has been in the development of ballistic missiles for the Indian scientists, this is a learning cruise missile R & D process. “
report concluded that India’s current version is also developing a hypersonic missile – cloth Ramos-II missile. The missile can reach 5-7 times the speed of sound, which makes it the world’s fastest cruise missile. The missile is expected to be ready between 2013-14, and with the Indian Navy “15B Plan” (Project 15B) under the destroyer. (Compiled: Spring)