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new Delhi6 hours ago
The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile will be able to pierce targets up to 450 km at sea.
The Indian Navy is going to increase its strength further. Under this, to increase the firepower of its warships, it plans to purchase 38 BrahMos missiles for long range. This supersonic cruise missile will be able to pierce the target for about 450 km.
The missiles will be fitted into the under-construction Visakhapatnam class warship, which is expected to be inducted into the Navy fleet soon.
Proposal made for 18 hundred crores
“A proposal of Rs 1,800 crore has been sent to the Ministry of Defense for acquiring 38 long range BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles,” the news agency was quoted as saying by government sources. It is expected to be approved soon. The BrahMos will be the main strike weapon of the warship and has already been fitted in many naval warships.
The Indian Navy also carried out test firing of the BrahMos missile from its warship INS Chennai to test its ability to target targets over 400 km in maritime areas.
Export market is also being searched
India is also working on finding an export market for the supersonic cruise missile, which DRDO has largely indigenized under its project PJ-10. After the joint venture between India and Russia in the late 90s, the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile has become a powerful weapon for the three armed forces, which the armies use according to the situation.
‘INS Himgiri’ was launched on Monday
The frigate warship ‘INS Himagiri’ was launched by Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat in Kolkata on Monday. It has been prepared under Project 17-A at the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) yard.
The specialty of the frigate warships being built under Project 17-A is that it cannot come under enemy radar. This GRSE project will add strength to the Indian Navy. According to sources, 3 warships will be built under this project. The second and third warships are expected to be held in the years 2024 and 2025.