To improve the firepower of its warships, the Navy has moved a proposal to accumulate 38 extended-range BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, which have a variety of round 450 kilometres.
The missiles are to be fitted on the under-construction Vishakhapatnam class warships of the Navy, that are going to affix energetic service within the close to future.
“A Rs 1,800 crore proposal for acquiring 38 extended range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile is with the Defence Ministry and is expected to be approved soon,” authorities sources informed ANI.
The BrahMos could be the primary strike weapon of the warships and is already put in on a number of warships of the maritime pressure.
The Navy had additionally carried out the take a look at firing of the Brahmos missile from its warship INS Chennai to showcase its functionality to strike targets at ranges greater than 400 km in excessive seas.
The authorities can be engaged on discovering export markets for the supersonic cruise missile.
After the launch of the three way partnership between India and Russia within the late 90s, the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile has grow to be a potent weapon for all three-armed forces.