Tuesday, 26 April 2016
Malaysia may become a potential customer for BrahMos cruise missiles, according to the Director General of Russian-Indian joint venture (JV) BrahMos Aerospace, Sudhir Kumar Mishra.
“There are a lot of potential buyers in the (Asia Pacific) region. Indian Defense Minister, Manohar Parrikar has revealed intention to back the export of national weapons. I would say, that Malaysia is a potential customer for BrahMos missiles,” Mishra said. “The final decision to supply BrahMos missiles to a third party depends on Russian and Indian governmental bodies responsible for it,” the company`s director said. He did not mention the types of BrahMos cruise missiles, which may be supplied to Malaysia in prospect.
“We feel that several other countries in the (Asia Pacific) region may be interested in the acquisition of our weapons, namely, Vietnam and Indonesia,” Mishra pointed out. He said that India`s so-called ‘Look East’ policy calls for closer relationships (including those in the military-technical cooperation area) with Asia Pacific countries.
Mishra said that BrahMos Aerospace has secured agreements with the leading global designers of diesel-electric submarines (SSK) to integrate the BrahMos missiles in the armament sets of those vessels. According to him, Russian, German, French and Spanish submarine designers have decided to supply the related submarine specifications to the Indian company. “With the appropriate approval issued by Indian government, we will be able to integrate our missiles into various submarines intended for export,” Mishra pointed out.-
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BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile
BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile being developed by BrahMos Aerospace, a joint venture between Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India and NPO Mashinostroeyenia (NPOM) of Russia. The missile can be launched against ships and land-based targets. The missile is named after two rivers, the Brahmaputra in India and the Moskva in Russia.
BrahMos has a flight range of up to 290km and can reach a maximum speed of Mach 3. The air launched version of the missile is under development as of 2013.
Advanced satellite navigation systems from Russia’s Kh-555 and Kh-101 strategic long-range cruise missiles, and GPS-GLONASS technology were added to the existing doppler-inertial platforms of BrahMos missiles in 2013.
The missile can be installed on ships, submarines, aircraft and ground vehicles. BrahMos missiles are inducted in to the armed forces of India and Russia and can also be exported to friendly nations.
The ‘Fire and Forget’ type missile weights 3t and intercepts surface targets at an altitude of 10m up to 14,000m. In February 2011, the Indian Army placed a $4bn order with BrahMos Aerospace for BrahMos missiles. Deliveries are expected to conclude by 2016. The total value of orders placed by the Indian Navy and Indian Air Force for BrahMos missiles was approximately $9bn as of March 2013.
BrahMos-2 hypersonic version
The hypersonic version of the BrahMos missile is under development. It can travel at a speed of Mach 5 to Mach 7. It will be the fastest hypersonic missile in the world, when fully developed.
The Moscow Institute of Aviation, Russia, and a team of scientists of IISc Bangalore will develop new technologies for the hypersonic version.
BrahMos is powered by a two-stage propulsion system. Initial acceleration is provided by a solid-propellant booster and supersonic cruise speed is provided by a liquid-fuelled ramjet system. The air-breathing ramjet propulsion is more fuel-efficient in comparison with conventional rocket propulsion. It provides the BrahMos with a longer range over similar missiles powered by rocket propulsion. Source @army-technology.com