The Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile Video Presentation - 2007

The Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile Video Presentation

2007

The Russian-Indian joint venture BrahMos will buy a manufacturing plant in southwestern India to increase production of its supersonic cruise missiles, an Indian military source said Thursday. In 1998, Russia and India established a joint venture, BrahMos Aerospace, to design, develop, produce and market a supersonic cruise missile. Sea-based and land-based versions of the missile have been successfully tested and put into service with the Indian Army and Navy. The source said India's Defense Research and Development Organization, which represents the Indian side in the BrahMos venture, and the government of the Kerala state had signed a memorandum of understanding on the acquisition of a plant currently owned by state-run company Kerala Hightech Industries Limited. He said the plant has all the facilities and over 250 qualified personnel to launch production of the [BrahMos] cruise missiles. The contract on transfer of the plant's ownership to BrahMos will be signed January 1, 2008, the source said. The Brahmos missile, named after India's Brahmaputra River and Russia's Moskva River, has a range of 180 miles and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 660 pounds. It can hit ground targets flying at an altitude as low as 10 meters (30 feet) and at a speed of Mach 2.8, which is about three times faster than the U.S.-made subsonic Tomahawk cruise missile. Work is currently underway to create aircraft- and submarine-based BrahMos missiles. The airborne version could be installed on the Sukhoi-30MKI air superiority fighters of the Indian Air Force. Experts estimate that India might purchase up to 1,000 BrahMos missiles for its Armed Forces in the next decade, and export 2,000 to third countries during the same period. In 2000, Russia and India signed a 10-year program on military-technical cooperation, which currently lists about 130 R&D and production projects, including the joint development of a fifth-generation multirole fighter.

Source: http://en.rian.ru/world/20071206/91245076.html

India, Russia ink $1.2 bn tank deal


India and Russia have signed a deal worth $1.237 billion for the additional supply of 347 T-90S main battle tanks (MBT). Part of these tanks will be assembled at Avadi Factory in Tamil Nadu from the kits to be supplied by Uralvagonzavod tank plant situated in Nizhny Tagil in the Urals, according to state-run Radio Mayak. It did not, however, say when and where the deal was signed. India currently has 310 T-90S MBTs of which 181 were assembled by the Heavy Vehicles Factory in Avadi from the kits imported from Russia. Under the Transfer of Technology (ToT) and licensed production deal inked in November 2006 India will indigenously produce 1000 MBTs.

Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...ow/2595394.cms

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