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BrahMos showcases potent weapon systems at Defexpo 2016

Brahmand , (March 28, 2016)

NEW DELHI: The world's most potent weapon system BRAHMOS is being showcased at Defexpo India 2016, the biennial Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security Systems Exhibition, which began on Monday at Naqueri Quitol in Quepem Taluka, South Goa.

The remarkable journey of the Indian - Russian Joint Venture BrahMos and its achievements has today become a perfect role model to emulate 'Make in India' programme.

The BRAHMOS is the world's first and only supersonic cruise missile. It is a precision strike weapon for Army, Navy as well as Air Force and can be fitted in Ships, Mobile Launchers, Submarines and Aircraft against land and sea targets.

BRAHMOS has three times more velocity, 2.5 to 3 times more flight range, 3 to 4 times more seeker range and nine times more kinetic energy. The missile has identical configuration for land, sea and sub-sea platforms and uses a Transport Launch Canister (TLC) for transportation, storage and launch.

From its inception the BRAHMOS has stealthily proved its mettle. The mobile land-based configuration of BRAHMOS has achieved several advancements over the years in the form of Block I, Block II and Block III variants with each having its own distinct potentiality to hit and destroy enemy target.

The missile has already been successfully deployed on 10 warships of the Indian Navy. These platforms include three Rajput-class DDGs, three Project 1135.6 (follow-on Talwar-class) guided missiles frigates, and three indigenously built Shivalik-class frigates, besides the INS Kolkata.

BrahMos has also successfully test fired the underwater version of the missile.

While the land and naval variants of BRAHMOS have been inducted in the Army and Navy, the air-launched version of the formidable missile is being readied for flight trial from the IAF's Su-30 strike fighter.

At Defexpo 2016, BrahMos Aerospace is exhibiting all its capabilities. The futuristic technological advancements the company is highlighting include the BRAHMOS-NG missile and the advanced hypersonic version of BRAHMOS.

  • "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