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India Delivers 1st Batch Of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missiles To Philippines.

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  • India delivered the first batch of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles to the Philippines. According to official sources, the first batch was delivered onboard transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force.
  •  The Philippines is acquiring the systems under Horizon Two of the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Programme.
  •  In January 2022, the Philippines concluded a 375-million-dollar deal with India for three batteries of the shore-based, anti-ship variant of the BrahMos, becoming the first export customer for the joint venture missile between India and Russia.
  • BrahMos is a joint venture between DRDO and Russia’s NPO Mashinostroyeniya, and the missile derives its name from the Brahmaputra and Moskva rivers. It has a flight range of up to 290 kilometres at supersonic speed. It carries a conventional warhead weighing two hundred to three hundred kilograms.
  • The missile is capable of being launched from land, sea, sub-sea, and air against surface and sea-based targets and has been long inducted by the Indian armed forces.
Published date : 20 Apr 2024 08:06PM

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