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Malaysian Navy Chief visits BrahMos pavilion at DSA


Malaysia's Navy Chief Admiral Abdul Aziz Bin Haji Jaafar with BrahMos Aerospace Chief Dr. A S Pillai at the Defence Services Asia 2010 exhibition on Monday. A BNS Photo

KUALA LUMPUR (BNS): Malaysian Navy Chief Admiral Abdul Aziz Bin Haji Jaafar visited the BrahMos pavillion at the Defence Services Asia 2010 exhibition here on Monday.

The Navy Chief showed keen interest in the BRAHMOS supersonic missile, especially the naval and land versions of the weapon system.

He also congratulated the BrahMos team present at the exhibition for the recent successful launch of BRAHMOS in vertical mode from a moving warship.

The 12th Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2010 exhibition and conference opened here on Monday. It is Asia's largest defence and security exhibition and among the five of the most prestigious defence exhibitions in the world.

The four-day long exhibition will showcase defence and aerospace related equipment and systems from several participating countries. The theme for DSA 2010 is ‘The Global Defence Services and Government Security Event’.

Over 700 companies from more than 40 countries worldwide are taking part in the exhibition.

The BRAHMOS missile is a Joint Venture between India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation and Russia’s NPO Mashinostroeyenia who have together formed the BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited.

The supersonic cruise missile has a flight range of 290 km with a maximum speed of 2.8 Mach.

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