NEW DELHI: To try to improve the firepower of it warships, the Indian Navy moved a proposal to acquire a 38 extended range BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles that could hit targets about 450 kilometers.
The missiles must be equipped on the substructure Vishakhapatnam Indian Navy class battleships that will soon join active service.
“A $ 1.8 billion proposal to acquire a 38-person long-range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile is at the Ministry of Defense and is expected to be approved soon,” government sources told ANI.
The BrahMos would be the main strike weapon of the battleships and is already installed on several battleships of the naval force.
The Indian Navy also carried out the test firing of the Brahmos missile from its battleship INS Chennai to show its ability to strike targets at distances more than 400 km on the high seas.
India is also working to find export markets for the supersonic cruise missile, which has largely become indigenous to the DRDO under his project PJ 10.
After the launch of the joint venture between India and Russia in the late 1990s, the supersonic cruise missile Brahmos became a powerful weapon for all three armed forces that use them for different roles.