Saturday, August 28, 2010

BrahMos Aerospace Ltd. to Produce Engines for Brahmos Missiles in India

The Indian-Russian venture BrahMos Aerospace Ltd. plans to produce engines for Brahmos missiles in India, CEO Sivathanu Pillai said on Friday.

The engines will be produced at the Brahmos plant in the state of Kerala in southeastern India, Pillai said. In two years its production volumes will exceed the manufacturing capabilities of the plant in Russia's Orenburg which currently produces the engines.

He said the decision was made due to a mounting demand for Brahmos missiles in the Indian Armed Forces.

The BrahMos missile has a range of 290 km (180 miles) and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 300 kg (660 lbs). It can effectively engage ground targets from an altitude as low as 10 meters (30 feet) and has a top speed of Mach 2.8.

Established in 1998, BrahMos Aerospace, a joint Indian-Russian venture, produces and markets BrahMos supersonic missiles. The sea- and ground-launched versions have been successfully tested and put into service with the Indian Army and Navy.


Syria wish to acquire the Yakhont cruise missile. Since the BrahMos is very similiar to the Yakhont, would India be willing to sell the BrahMos to Syria?

It is highly unlikely that BrahMos will ever be exported to to the Syria because India will not allow that because of its relations with Israel.

India purchases arms worth billions of dollar from Israel every year supply of which is for more essential for India's over all security rather then sale of BrahMos to earn few million dollars

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