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BrahMos Aerospace showcases formidable BRAHMOS Weapon System at Defexpo 2020

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BrahMos Aerospace takes part in the 11th edition of DefExpo India 2020 event at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. A Brahmand photo

LUCKNOW (BNS): In an impressive display of its missile making capabilities, BrahMos Aerospace, the producer of ‘world-class’ BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile system, is exhibiting the air, land, sea and sub-sea variants of the universal weapon at the 11th edition of DefExpo India 2020 which started today in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

BrahMos Aerospace is participating in the mega event with the central theme of “Make In India”, focusing on the vital contributions made by the public and private sector industries in making BRAHMOS a formidable weapon.

One of the major highlights is the BRAHMOS Coastal Defence System consisting of the land-attack BRAHMOS variant, in addition to the BRAHMOS Land Mobile Complex and BRAHMOS Ship-based Weapon Complex consisting the ship-to-land and ship-to-ship variant of the weapon which are on display at the BrahMos pavilion.

Also on focus is a replica of BRAHMOS on the Su-30MKI fighter aircraft alongwith the indigenous BRAHMOS air-borne launcher and other equipment manufactured by BATL for Defence and Space applications including systems and sub-systems manufactured by Indian industries associated with BrahMos.

The remarkable journey of the India-Russia Joint Venture (JV) BrahMos and its achievements have become the best role model to emulate the flagship 'Make in India' programme.

BRAHMOS is the world's fastest and deadliest precision strike weapon to neutralise high value land and sea-based targets. The versatile weapon which can be fitted in ships, mobile launchers, submarines and aircraft has been successfully operationalised in the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force.

The advanced BRAHMOS air-launched cruise missile (ALCM), after undergoing a series of successful test firings from the Sukhoi-30MKI fighter platform, was successfully inducted in the Indian Air Force (IAF) with the commissioning of the “Tigersharks” squadron of the frontline Su-30 fighter armed with the formidable weapon on January 20, 2020 at the Thanjavur air base in Tamil Nadu.

BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile with a fine combination of speed, precision and power, has three times more velocity, 2.5 to 3 times more flight range, 3 to 4 times more seeker range and nine times more kinetic energy than any existing subsonic cruise missiles. The multi-platform, multi-target cruise missile, carrying a conventional warhead weighing 200 to 300 kg, is capable of flying at a top speed of around Mach 3 for destroying targets as deep as 300 kms.

BRAHMOS has also achieved historic milestones in the “Make In India” programme by successfully launching the BRAHMOS missile with major sub-systems, thus proving the competency of the missile with advanced features.

In terms of futuristic developments, the Hypersonic BRAHMOS-II (K) is being envisioned to travel at a speed of Mach 5 to 7. Work is also advancing on the smaller, lighter variant of the weapon -- BRAHMOS-NG (next-generation)

The universal BRAHMOS with its “multi-role, multi-platform, multi-mission” attributes has emerged as the foremost weapon system for modern-day network-centric warfare operations. Today, with numerous launches from various platforms, each achieving technological prowess with continuous upgrades, BRAHMOS has become a “system par excellence”.

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