BrahMos Supersonic Missile Range Extended to 600KM

An official at the Indian Ministry of Defence said that India and Russia have approved an extension to the range of the supersonic cruise missile BrahMos, doubling it to 600 kilometres; the original range being 300 kilometres.

According to the Defence Aviation Post, the official pointed out that the range of the joint venture missile can now be increased because of India’s entry into the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) in 2016, which provides the country with opportunities for foreign collaboration on the missile technology.

The increased range of the BrahMos will double the standoff engagement range to 600 kilometres for practically every platform that uses the cruise missile. Currently, the BrahMos is warship-launched and land-launched, and air-launched.

BrahMos is a joint venture between the Russian Federation's NPO Mashinostroyeniya and India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), who together have formed BrahMos Aerospace.

Source - Defence Aviation Post

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