Brahmos cruise missile inducted into Indian Navy

INS Rajput, 8 Other Warships To Deploy Brahmos Cruise Missiles

The Indian Navy has already deployed the Indo-Russian BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on the INS Rajput, P Venugopal, director, Defence Research and Development Laboratories (DRDL) and head of the BrahMos mission told a packed audience at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Powai, Mumbai, which is holding the aerospace meet Zephyr 2007.

ins rajput

INS Ranjit is next in line among the eight warships that the Indian Navy has planned to equip with this missile. Each ship will be fitted with four missile launchers, two on each side of the vessel. The Indian Army has already inducted its first group of truck-launched missiles.

The four-tonne rocket has a diameter of 70 cm and is 8 metres long. It has a maximum range of 300km and a payload of 500kg. Both the latter are the maximum limits mandated by the international missile control regime, he said, hinting that they could have achieved higher parameters in these two areas had it not been for the limits.

brahmos missile

The missile can fly from a sea-skimming height of just 10 metres above the waves to an altitude of 15km. While it can achieve a maximum velocity of Mach 2 in the denser air at sea level, this goes up to Mach 2.7 in the rarefied upper atmosphere above 7 km, he said.

The missile has three propulsion systems. First, a gas generator blows it out of its canister, then a solid fuel booster speeds it up to Mach 2, after which an air-breathing liquid fuel ramjet takes over to propel it to its target.

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  • paramjeet

    intresting to know abt brahmos cruise missile.i m also working on project of cruise missile.i live in kanpur.it’s acheap and easy theory of mine.

  • pq

    india is not a signatory to the missile control regime. therefore she can make any missile with any range and is not limited to 300 kms. what signatories cannot do is to sell any non-signatory nation a missile with higher range than 300 kms.

    no one can stop india from making irbm or icbm with range from 3000 to 8000 kms, as she is doing in the agni 3, agni 4 projects. even slbm sagarika is going to be something like 800 kms.

    brava, mother!

  • premkumar

    am a medical student studying inn russia. the name bhramos, derived from two rivers of india n russia, this is wat i knew so for. this article is so interesting. proud to be an indian. to know more abt making of this missile, pls read wings of fire n ignited minds.. jai hind…..