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Know About Brahmos - Super sonic Missile a joint venture of India and Russia

Know About Brahmos - Super sonic Missile a joint venture of India and Russia

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Updated on Sunday, March 04, 2012

1. In the year 1998 BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited was established in India as a joint venture between India's Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Russia's NPO Mashinostroeyenia

2. BrahMos, being a joint venture, the production is being shared by the consortium of industries from India and Russia. The Indian Armed Forces will have the superior fire power and the best cruise missile in the world, by inducting BrahMos.

3. BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land, can be launched at any angle and covers a 360 degree radius.

4. Unit cost of Brahmos is US$ 2.73 million

5. Brahmos has the fire and forget principle.

6. India had wanted the BrahMos to be based on a mid range cruise missile, namely P-700 Granit, instead Russia opted for the shorter range sister of the missile, P-800 Oniks, in order to comply with MTCR restrictions, to which Russia is a signatory.

7. It travels at speeds of Mach 2.5 to 2.8 and is the world's fastest cruise missile. It is about three-and-a-half times faster than the U.S.A's subsonic Harpoon cruise missile. At speeds of Mach 2.5 to 2.8, is about three times faster than the American subsonic Tomahawk cruise missile.

8. The ship-launched and land-based missiles can carry a 200 kg warhead, whereas the aircraft-launched variant (BrahMos A) can carry a 300 kg warhead.

9. The BrahMos is currently being configured for aerial deployment with the Su-30MKI as its carrier.

10. India and Russia intend to make 2,000 BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles over the next ten years through their joint venture company, and nearly 50 percent of them are expected to be exported to friendly countries

11. The Missiles have their roots in Germany as the country developed the first successful Guided missiles V1 and V2.

12. Brahmos is a two stage missile with a solid propellant booster engine as its first stage which brings it to supersonic speed and then gets separated. The liquid ramjet or the second stage then takes the missile closer to 3 Mach speed in cruise phase.

13. The missile is in service with the Indian Navy. Talwar class frigate and Shivalik class frigate are frigates of the Indian Navy that can fire the BrahMos. INS Tabar and INS Trishul are Talwar class vessels armed with supersonic BrahMos while INS Shivalik was the first vessel of the Shivalik class to incorporate the BrahMos.

14. January 10, 2009 it was reported that two Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets have been sent to Russia for a retrofit program that would enable them to launch the aerial version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. The air trials will commence in 2010 with deployment in Indian Air Force by 2012.

15. BrahMos II is expected to be ready by 2013-14 and will arm the Project 15B destroyers of the Indian Navy.

16. Brahmos working and in development variants
• Ship launched, Anti-Ship variant (operational)
• Ship launched, Land attack variant (operational)
• Land launched, Land attack variant (operational)
• Land launched, Anti-Ship variant (existence not confirmed)
• Air launched, Anti-Ship variant (development)
• Air launched, Land attack variant (development)
• Submarine launched, Anti-Ship variant (development)
• Submarine launched, Land attack variant (development)

17. On March, 2010 Brahmos was again successfully test fired from a vertical launcher fitted on board moving warship INS Ranvir off the east coast. The missile performed supersonic manoeuvring following the exact flight path and homed in on to the decommissioned target ship INS Meen, and 'The mission met 100 percent success,'

Updated on Sunday, March 04, 2012

JAISALMER: The Army today successfully test fired the 290-Km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile at the Pokharan range.
The Indian Army unit successfully launched BrahMos missile and destroyed the pre selected target in the field firing ranges in Rajasthan

The Army has placed orders for three regiments of the supersonic cruise missile and with today's test firing, two of them have been inducted operationally.

Indian army will induct a third regiment in Arunachal Pradesh along the China border.

What is one regiment?
What means one regiment?

One regiment of the 290-km range BrahMos consists
Around 65 missiles, five mobile autonomous launchers on Tatra vehicles and
two mobile command posts, among other equipment.

BrahMos is already inducted into the Navy and is deployed on almost all the front line surface warships of the Indian Navy.

Watch the video
Watch the Brahmos missile video hitting target successfully to the target.
Watch carefully to detect when Brahmos finishes 1st stage and then goes into the 2nd stage and in 3rd stage hits the target.

Below is the photo of Brahmos Missile


Indian Pundit March 22, 2010  

Good post.

Long live India and Russia friendship.

Dhiman March 22, 2010  

A Very informative post as always :D

Aswani March 22, 2010  

Thanks SM for the info. Keep up the good work.

chitra March 22, 2010  

I started following you for your updates sm
your posts are informative.

Arti March 22, 2010  

Very Informative Post..
Thanks for dropping by..

Neha March 22, 2010  

that was very informative sm :)

sm,  March 22, 2010  

Indian Pundit,
Long live India and Russia friendship.

sm,  March 22, 2010  


sm,  March 23, 2010  


sm,  March 23, 2010  

for following
your blog is also good

sm,  March 23, 2010  


sm,  March 23, 2010  


Anonymous,  March 24, 2010  

Very informative post as usual Sm. I think students preparing for entrance examinations would also benefit from most of your blog updates.

Admin March 25, 2010  

Great to know and the video too is very exciting. Thanks for this nice and informative post.

SM March 29, 2010  


sm,  March 30, 2010