Godrej delivers air missile assemblies to Brahmos

Air version lighter than sea and ground versions

geetanjali

Geetanjali Minhas | November 22, 2013



Godrej has completed and handed over the first production order of 40 sets of BrahMos  missile air –frame assemblies to BAPL (Brahmos Aerospace Pvt ltd)

Brahmos missile is a supersonic cruise missile with a flight range of upto 290 kms. It carries a convention warhead weighing 200-300 kilograms and can cruise at an altitude as high as 15 kms and as low as 10 metre above ground and maintains supersonic speed (more than 1 kms per second).Once fired it does not need further guidance from control centres.
Jointly designed and developed by India and Russia, the versatile cruise missile’s variant for air force is undergoing trials. It has already been inducted in navy and army. The missile's air version will be mounted on Su-30 aircraft. Its sheer speed makes it a highly lethal weapon and its pin-point accuracy helps minimize collateral damage.

Speaking to the media A S Pillai, MD and CEO Brahmos said that the air force version will be lighter than its sea and ground variants and the planes will require upgrades. Flight trials will take place next year and deliveries to IAF are slated to begin in 2015.

"Currently we have orders worth $6 billion and various countries have shown interest to acquire the missiles,'' said Pillai.

Responding to a question on why Russia had not inducted these missiles he said, “Discussions were on this regard. It is a question of their policy and requirement. We are making all out efforts and hope a decision is made soon.''

“The association between Godrej and Brahmos dates way back to August 2000 and it has been an exciting journey so far. Last month Godrej Aerospace completed the first order of 40 sets of missile air frame assemblies. Based on our superior performance and dedication to this endeavour, the second serial order of another 100 sets has also been awarded to Godrej Aerospace” said Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej and Boyce Mfg  Co Ltd.

The first BrahMos missile was fired June 12, 2001 from a land-based launcher at the interim test range off the Chandipur coast in Odisha.

Formed in 1998, BAPL is a joint venture between India’s DRDO and Russia’s NPOM.
 

Comments

 

Other News

BMC commissioner Chahal conferred with hon. doctorate

BMC commissioner and administrator Iqbal Singh Chahal has been conferred with a Honorary Doctor of Science Degree (honoris causa) by Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar, Punjab. Chahal was conferred the degree during the 48th convocation of the University in Amritsar at the hands of Punjab

Sebi to have two-track approach on ESG

Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) aims to use a two-track approach on environmental social and corporate governance (ESG). Addressing a conference on ‘ESG for Atmanirbhar Bharat` in Mumbai, Sebi chairperson Madhabi Puri Buch said that that there should not be a single carbo

Accuracy more important than speed in news: Anurag Thakur

Presenting authentic information is the prime responsibility of media and that facts should be properly checked before they are put in the public domain, union minister of information and broadcasting Anurag Thakur has said. “While speed with which the information is transmitted is imp

FM concludes pre-budget consultations

Union minister for finance and corporate affairs Nirmala Sitharaman has concluded the pre-budget consultation meetings for Budget 2023-24 that were held from November 21 to 28 in the virtual mode. More than 110 invitees representing seven stakeholder groups participated in eight meetings sch

Coal production rises by 18% to 448 MT

The total coal production in the country stands at 448 million tonnes (MT) for the month of October 2022 which is 18% higher than the production of the corresponding period of last year. The growth of coal production from Coal India Ltd (CIL) is also more than 17%. The ministry of coal said

How to execute large-scale social impact projects

The number of social innovators and entrepreneurs has considerably increased recently in India. The idea of social entrepreneurship, which aspires to provide novel solutions for the world`s most critical social issues, is now receiving more attention. Challenges like overworked healthcare,

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter