Philippines likely to finalise BrahMos deal by next year

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News:The Philippines is set to become the first country to buy the BrahMos cruise missile jointly developed by India and Russia.

Facts:

About Brahmos missile:

  • BrahMos is a Supersonic Cruise missile.It is a joint venture between India and Russia.It is named after Brahmaputra and Moscow rivers.
  • The missile is capable of being launched from land, sea, sub-sea and air against surface and sea-based targets.
  • The missile has a strike range of 290 km.It can be fired from land as well as sea-based platforms.
  • It also features indigenous components such as propulsion system, airframe and power supply.
  • The missile operates on the Fire and Forgets principle which means that it does not require further guidance after launch.
  • Further,Brahmos is also one of the fastest cruise missiles deployed with the speed of Mach 2.8, which is 3 times more than the speed of sound.

Additional information:

About Supersonic Cruise missile:

  • A cruise missile is an unmanned self-propelled (till the time of impact) guided vehicle that sustains flight through aerodynamic lift for most of its flight path.
  • Supersonic cruise missile travels at a speed of around 2-3 Mach i.e.; it travels a kilometre approximately in a second.