India to Equip Submarines With Russian-Indian BrahMos Missiles
India plans to equip new submarines with BrahMos cruise missiles, made jointly by India and Russia, the head of the Russian missile manufacturer NPO Mashinostroyenia said Friday.
REUTOV (Sputnik) – NPO Mashinostroyenia is involved in the Indian-Russian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace, named after the Brahmaputra and Moskva rivers.
BrahMos-S is a submarine-launched version of the short-range BrahMos supersonic missile.
BrahMos has been in use by the Indian Navy since 2005. It has a range of 180 miles and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 660 pounds.
'In its new submarine projects, the Indian Defense Ministry plans to use BrahMos-S [missiles] that are launched from underwater,' NPO Mashinostroyenia Director General Alexander Leonov said.
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