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New Delhi10 hours ago
The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile will be able to penetrate targets up to 450 km at sea.
The Indian Navy is going to increase its strength even more. Under it, it plans to purchase 38 BrahMos missiles for long range, to increase the firepower of its warships. This supersonic cruise missile has a range of about 505000 km. Will be able to penetrate the target from a distance.
The missiles will be installed in the Visakhapatnam class warship under construction, which is likely to be added to the Navy’s fleet soon.
18 crore proposal
According to government sources, “A proposal of Rs 1,800 crore has been sent to the Ministry of Defense for possession of long-range BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles.” It is expected to be approved soon. The BrahMos will be the warship’s main strike weapon and has already been deployed in several naval warships.
The Indian Navy tested the BrahMos missile from its warship INS Chennai to test its ability to target more than 400 km in the firing range.
The export market is also being explored
Under the PR-10 project, India is also exploring the export market for a large number of indigenous supersonic cruise missiles manufactured by DRDO. After a joint venture between India and Russia in the late 1990s, the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile has become a powerful weapon for the three armies, which use it under military conditions.
‘INS Himgiri’ was launched on Monday
The frigate INS Himgiri was inaugurated by Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat in Kolkata on Monday. Developed under Project 117-A at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Yard.
The feature of the frigate warships built under Project 17-A is that they cannot come under the radar of the enemy. This GRSE project will empower the Indian Navy. According to sources, 3 warships will be built under this project. The second and third warships are expected to be held in 2024 and 2025, respectively.