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India to Equip Submarines With Russian-Indian BrahMos Missiles

Sputnik News

20:21 29.01.2016

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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