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Russian Defence Minister visits BrahMos Aerospace

BrahMos Aerospace (January 21, 2015)                                                                           Print This News

NEW DELHI: General Sergei Shoigu, Hon'ble Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation & General of the Army leading a high level defence delegation visited BrahMos Aerospace Headquarters on the 21st of January 2015.

The Minister was received by Shri Sudhir Mishra, CEO & MD, BrahMos Aerospace and was shown the state-of-the-art BRAHMOS Mobile Autonomous Launcher (MAL) which has been inducted in the Indian Army and also in the Indian Air Force for its Land-based Weapon Complex.

During his visit, the Defence Minister was briefed about the remarkable achievements the Indian-Russian Joint Venture (JV) has made in the recent years and the ongoing developments related to the futuristic BRAHMOS-NG (Next Generation) missile.

The Defence Minister appreciated the efforts being taken under the leadership of Mr. Sudhir Mishra to ensure timely deliveries of the missile to the armed forces.

The Minister was appraised of the progress related to interface of BRAHMOS Air Version with Su-30MKI, the first test launch of which is expected in March 2015. He visited the BRAHMOS Simulation Centre showcasing the Strike Planning System for Land & Air Versions.

BrahMos Aerospace has been successfully delivering BRAHMOS weapon systems to the Indian Armed Forces since 2005.

The Indian Army has operationalised the supersonic cruise missile system in its arsenal and further orders are in pipeline.

Indian Navy has installed the universal weapon system on its destroyers and frigates, and many of its newly-built frontline warships will be fitted with BRAHMOS in the coming years.

The Indian Air Force has also placed orders for land and air-launched version of BRAHMOS for Su-30MKI aircraft. The 290-km range tactical missile is slated to be test-flown this year in its air-to-ground configuration.

  • "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