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India to develop BrahMos-II missile

Headlines Today (August 03, 2009)                                                                           Print This News

NEW DELHI: India's weapons programme took its next big step as the government on Monday cleared a multi-billion dollar project to develop a hypersonic cruise missile for the Indian defence forces.

Headlines Today got the first insider impression of what the missile will finally look like. To be called BrahMos-II, the cruise missile will fly at screaming velocities well over six times the speed of sound on hypersonic scramjet technology.

It is being jointly developed by India and Russia. The enormous energy of such a fast moving missile will provide India with a brilliant weapon against deeply buried enemy nuclear bunkers and heavily protected locations.

And as a result of its phenomenal speed, target locations will have almost no time to react to an attack. The BrahMos-II will quite simply be India's most technologically advanced weapon, and will be built for delivery from land, sea as well as from aircraft.

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  • "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