India Approves BrahMos Missile Procurement for Navy

  • 23 Feb 2024

On 22nd February, 2024, the Cabinet Committee on Security approved acquisition of over 200 BrahMos missiles for Indian Navy, enhancing maritime combat capabilities.

Key Points

  • Cabinet Approval: CCS greenlights procurement of over 200 BrahMos cruise missiles for the Indian Navy, enhancing combat capabilities.
  • Missile Deployment: BrahMos missiles to be deployed on various warships to bolster Navy's combat readiness.
  • Missile Variants: Acquisition includes BrahMos variants with ranges of around 290 km and 450 km, boosting Navy's operational reach.
  • Production Details: BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd, an Indo-Russian venture, produces supersonic missiles for diverse platforms.
  • Speed and Contract: BrahMos flies at 2.8 Mach, with a contract for acquisition expected to be finalized soon.
  • Global Export: India exports BrahMos missiles, with recent deals sealed with the Philippines and interest from other nations like Argentina.