India, Russia to develop aircraft version of BrahMos missile

Outlook India (December 16, 2005)                                                                           Print This News

Bangalore: India and Russia have pumped in USD 50 million to develop an aircraft version of supersonic cruise missile BrahMos, according to a top official of the joint venture.

Development for the aircraft version is a new (initiative) ... Which was not originally contemplated. Towards that we have added USD 50 million in the company as investment from both India and Russia. CEO and MD of BrahMos Aerospace A Sivathanu Pillai told PTI here today.

Pillai said the Indian Air Force(IAF) would integrate the missile with Sukhoi-30 fighters.

We have now completed the feasibility study for integrating the BrahMos with Sukhoi-30 for Air Force. They have accepted the report and now we are in the process of making certain changes in the missile which will suit its integration with the Sukhoi... And 2007 is the target date for flying in the aircraft, he said.

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  • "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