20 February 2013, 12:25

India to manufacture scaled-down model of BrahMos missile

India to manufacture scaled-down model of BrahMos missile

India has started the manufacturing of a scaled-down model of the BrahMos Russian-Indian supersonic missile.

The new missile will weigh 1.5 tons; it will be some 6 metres long and will boast a range of approximately 290 kilometres.

The missile is meant for the Indian Air Force, and is due to be test-fired in a matter of 18 months to 24 months.

The joint Russian-Indian venture BrahMos Aerospace was set up in 1998, and was named after the two rivers, - Brahmaputra and Moskva.

The sea-based supersonic BrahMos missile was successfully test-fired in October last year.

The submarine-based analogue is due to be test-fired in March this year.

Voice of Russia, TASS

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