Contracts for delivery of Indian/Russian BrahMos missiles may be signed at the end of 2019 or beginning of 2020.
Kumar Mishra, head of the enterprise on the Indian part, told TASS about this at the MAKS-2019 Aerospace Show on Wednesday.
“A number of countries contacted us with requests for BrahMos missiles delivery. We informed the Russian and Indian Ministries of Defence accordingly and are now looking forward to their permission for signing the contracts. We hope and believe that we will have these contracts at the end of this year or the beginning of the next year,” - Kumar Mishra said.
“Now we are considering the possibility of obtaining permits for further increase in the BrahMos flight range from India and Russia. Technically, it is possible to bring the range to 800 km, and this is our goal at the moment,” - the head of the joint venture noted.
PJ-10 BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile developed by the Russian NPO Mashinostroyenia (Reutov) and the Indian Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
It is a modified version of the “Oniks” Soviet anti-ship missile. The project name is made by joining the names of two rivers, the Indian Brahmaputra and the Russian Moskva. The first test launch of the BrahMos was held at the Chanipur testing ground (Odisha state, India) on June 12, 2001.
Original publication: TASS