Land-based Weapon Complex System

BRAHMOS is a formidable weapon system with its unmatched speed, precision and devastating power. The Land based Weapon Complex comprises of four to six Mobile Autonomous Launchers (MAL) controlled by a Mobile Command Post (MCP), and a Mobile Replenishment Vehicle (MRV). MAL is an autonomous vehicle with its own communication, power supply and fire control system. Three BRAHMOS missiles placed in three independent containers are installed on the MAL. The missiles can be fired on three different targets or in a variety of other combinations near simultaneously. The land based version is also equipped with Inertial Navigation System and Global Positioning System.


Special Features of the Weapon System:

  • Least number of ground systems
  • Autonomous launcher that can launch three missiles on three different targets or in variety of other combinations near simultaneously
  • Highly advanced command and control system capable of operating in C4I environment
  • Modular configuration capable of adjusting itself to the user or equipment based on the threat perception
  • Easy maintenance and longer life
  • Air-conditioned control crew cabin with NBC protection


The Indian Army started inducting the land-attack BRAHMOS  Block I version from 2007 after a series of successful test launches, proving the missile’s manoeuvring power, precision hitting of the target and other operative capabilities.

The advanced Block II version of the missile, with supersonic steep dive and target discrimation capabilities,  has also been inducted after successful trials.


Launch Platform:

Mobile Autonomous Launcher (MAL) is a state-of-the-art Land based Weapon Complex. It consists of three missiles in ready to launch configuration housed in containers, most modern means of communications, Radar receivers for Target information, and an ultra advanced Fire Control System for coordinating the launch.Land Based Weapon Complex

The indigenously-developed launcher is built on an all terrain high mobility TATRA vehicle. The missiles can be fired in single or salvo of 2 to 3 seconds within four minutes of receiving command, depending on the commanders input, it can fire towards a single or three different targets.

The containers maintain thermal conditioning of the canisters and ensure their interface with the launch beam. While being transported, these containers are carried in horizontal position. The canisters are brought to vertical position through the operation of a high pressure hydraulic system.

The MAL also consists of a 40 kVA diesel-driven generator to maintain power supply. Besides, a single phase UPS with battery backup of 15 minutes is fitted in the vehicle.

The launcher also has various communication equipments, each operating in different frequency bands. The launcher control system (LCS) functions in coordination with fire control system (FCS) and communication system. The MAL has a fully protected equipment cabin from where operations could be carried out in case of nuclear biological chemical (NBC) attack. It also has a containerised power supply system.

In a group of four, the Mobile Autonomous Launchers are controlled by Mobile Command Post (MCP).Mobile Command Post

The MCP provides telemetry and target data with instruction to each MAL for engaging specific targets or a single target. The command post assists in integrating the MAL into the network-centric battlefield area. It is equipped with all modern types of communication systems.

  • "Time has come for BrahMos Aerospace to work on Mark-II version of BRAHMOS so that we will still be the market leader in hypersonic cruise missiles." - Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

  • "The traditional partnership between India & Russia has been tested by the time and time and it is the most important stabilizing factor, not only for the asian region, but for the whole world" - Vladimir Putin

  • "Make in India' should not be limited to production & manufacturing only, it should also involve generation of engineering knowledge in the country." - Mr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra

  • "BrahMos is not only a successful Joint Venture but also a model for cooperation which has immense political value for our two countries" - Mr. Dmitry Rogozin

  • "BrahMos JV is a unique venture which has given substantial guidelines in defence design inputs, engineering inputs, production related culture and ultimately in pushing the technology base forward" - Dr. V G Sekaran

  • "BrahMos JV is most suitable model, which has withstood the test of time and is recommended to be followed for realization of all high end products with our country." - Dr. V K Saraswat

  • "BrahMos is the most successful missile company of the nation and it is this unique blend of young and experienced team members motivated with innovation and utmost dedication that has contibuted to the success of the missile system" - Dr. Avinash Chander