The BrahMos Aerospace has been working on a
smaller and more lethal version of BrahMos- the BrahMos NG. The BrahMos is a supersonic
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. Its primary mission to place an
ordnance or special payload on a target. Supersonic cruise missile travels at a
speed of around 2-3 march i.e.; it travels a kilometre approximately in a
BrahMos is a joint venture between India and
Russia. It is named after Brahmaputra and Moscow rivers. It is capable of being
launched from land, sea, sub-sea and air against surface and sea-based targets.
The land and sea variants of BrahMos are already
operational with the Army and Navy. The Army has deployed three BrahMos
regiments on the Western and Eastern borders. The air-launched version is under
development. In 2017, BrahMos Missile was successfully flight tested first time
from Indian Air Force’s fighter aircraft Sukhoi -30MKI against a sea-based
target in Bay of Bengal.