NEW DELHI: To improve his firepower Warships, the Indian Navy has postponed a proposal to purchase 38 extended reach BrahMos Supersonic cruise missiles that could hit targets over a distance of around 450 kilometers.
The rockets are to be assembled under construction Vishakhapatnam Indian Navy class warships that will enter active service in the near future.
“A proposal of Rs 1,800 to purchase 38 BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles with extended range has been received by the Department of Defense and is expected to be approved soon,” government sources told ANI.
The BrahMos would be the main weapon of the warships and is already installed on several warships of the warships Naval forces.
The Indian Navy had also conducted the Brahmos missile test fire from their warship INS Chennai to demonstrate its ability to hit targets at distances of more than 400 km on the high seas.
India is also working to find export markets for the supersonic cruise missiles, which have been largely indigenized by the EU DRDO as part of his project PJ 10.
After the start of the joint venture between India and Russia In the late 1990s, the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile became an effective weapon for all three armed forces using it for different roles.