Philippins Intends to Buy BrahMos Missiles from India

Several sources from Indian and Philippine have reported that Philippines intends to buy BrahMos missiles from India.

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Some sources quoted the Indian Ambassador to Philippine saying that there are talks for the purchase of a number of defence platforms from India including the BrahMos missile.

“There are discussions going on a range of weapons systems between India and the Phillipines. Once travel becomes possible, the joint committee that looks at defence logistics will meet discuss these things,"  Jaideep Majumdar said.

Max Defence Philippins also said that Philippine navy plans to acquire land-based anti-ship missile system from India.

The land-based BrahMos missile can carry a a conventional semi-armour-piercing 200 kg warhead. It has a maximum firing range of 500 km. Moreover, it has a two-stage power-plant powering it, with a solid-fuel rocket providing the first stage, accelerating the missile to supersonic speeds and with a liquid-fuelled ramjet as the second stage, accelerating it to a maximum speed of Mach 2.8.

Furthermore, the supersonic cruise missiles can be fitted on all the three platforms — land, air and ships and submarines.

BrahMos is a joint venture between India and Russia to build supersonic cruise missiles. The venture is between India's Defence Research and Development Organisation and Russia's NPO Mashinostroyeniya.

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