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India’s Ministry of Defense orders additional BrahMos missiles for Navy



by Oishee Majumdar

The BrahMos PJ-10 missile is launched from the Vertical Launch System (VLS) of the Rajput-class destroyer INS Ranvir. (Defense Research and Development Organization)

India’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) has decided to purchase more BrahMos PJ-10 supersonic cruise missiles for the Indian Navy.

The Defense Ministry signed a contract worth about INR 17 billion ($213.3 million) with BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited (BAPL) on September 22 to procure “additional dual-role” BrahMos PJ-10 missiles to “enhance operational capabilities [the] Personnel of the fleet of the Indian Navy,” the Ministry of Defense said in a press release.

Under this contract, the Indian Navy will purchase an “extended-range variant” of the BrahMos missile, a Defense Ministry source familiar with the matter said.
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According to the source, the expected range of BrahMos missiles, which will be delivered under this contract, is about 350-400 km.

The BrahMos missiles are mainly being procured for “Project 15 Bravo” or the Indian Navy’s new Visakhapatnam-class destroyers, the source said.

In January, the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) tweeted that the first Visakhapatnam-class ship, the INS
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