Brahmos Missile

Context: Philippines envoy has called Brahmos as a game changer for Philippines.

About Brahmos:

Supersonic BrahMos missile:

  • BrahMos is the fastest cruise missile in the world with a top speed of Mach 2.8 or almost three times the speed of sound.
  • It has been jointly developed by India and Russia.
  • It is a two-stage missile (solid propellant engine in the first stage and liquid ramjet in the second stage) with a range of 290 km.
  • The multiplatform missile can be launched from land, air, and sea with pinpoint accuracy during day and night irrespective of weather conditions.

Special features of BrahMos:

  • Universal for multiple platforms
  • Stealth technology and guidance system
  • “Fire and Forget” principle of operation.
  • Pinpoint accuracy with high lethal power 
  • Quicker engagement time and non-interception by any known weapon system.
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  • Enhance the multi-directional maritime strike capability of the Indian Armed Forces. 
  • Boost indigenous production of the critical weapon system and ammunition with the active participation of indigenous industries.
  • Generate employment of more than 90,000 man-days over a period of four years.
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