DRDO working on to reduce size Brahmos:A Miniversion for Rafale&Mig 29

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    Brahmos Aerospace gave Navy Recognition an update on the status of Brahmos Mini during INDODEFENCE 2012, the Tri-service defence exhibition currently being held in Jakarta. While the mini version will be significantly reduced in size, the Indian-Russian joint venture is focusing on retaining the same speed, range and overall performance as the original, larger missile.

    While the regular Brahmos missile already equips Indian Army and Indian Navy, the first drop tests from a SU-30MKI will occur in the next 5 to 6 months. Integration work on the platform has already occured for quite some time now in India with the participation of HAL, Sukhoi and the Indian MOD.

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    However Brahmos Aerospace has the feeling that with a smaller missile, it will be able to be present on many platforms. The company's first focus will be the integration of the future Brahmos mini on future Indian platforms such as the Rafale (winner of MMRCA) and Mig-29K of Indian navy.

    Early work on Brahmos Mini is aimed at reducing many systems of the original missile, and the target weight for the "mini" version is 1.5 tons while retaining the original speed (Mach 2.8) and range 290 Km. First live tests could be conducted in about 2 years while subsystems trials are currently being conducted.

    he first platform to be integrated with Brahmos Mini will be of Russian origin, possible the Mig-29K of the Indian Navy. Brahmos Mini will be capable of withstanding aircraft carrier deck landings as the heavier, 2.5 tons missile already withstands all sorts of stress when launched from the various existing launchers.

    While no talks have occured yet between Brahmos Aerospace and Dassault Aviation they plan to start contacts once the first missile tests have occured.

    Regarding weapon loads, the Indian-Russian Joint Venture believes that after the required development and testing, both Mig-29K and Rafale should be able to carry between 1 and 3 Brahmos Mini.

    On a larger scale, Brahmos Aerospace is confident that Brahmos Mini will open a huge potential market for the company, with specifications that very few competitors will be able to match.

    Finally, regarding its presence at Indo Defence, Brahmos Aerospace told us that a lot of countries from the area have expressed interest for its land attack and anti-ship missile.

    Brahmos Aerospace working on a reduced size "Brahmos Mini" version for Rafale and Mig-29K

    Well great news if that happens in future:D
     
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    Re: Brahmos working on reduce size Brahmos Miniversion for Rafale & mi

    well

    a short highlight of rafale's devastating fire power

    1)Meteor: world's 1st ramjet bvraam missile

    2)MICA IR : one of world's longest range IR guided missiles

    3)SAGEM hammer: one of world's finest precission guided missile abilty to be launched with the help of SPECTRA proven in libya

    4)SCALP: one of world's stealthiest cruise missile

    5) ASMPA: nuclear capable supersonic cruise missile

    it would add another feather in rafale's cap if it gets armed with BRAHMOS one of world's fastest supersonic cruise missile

    & that's not all this list would defintelty increase in size in future:D
     
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    Re: Brahmos working on reduce size Brahmos Miniversion for Rafale & mi

    How will they reduce the size ? the main issue is with the ramjet engine/propulsion ? @p2prada can you help out ?
     
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    Re: DRDO working on to reduce size Brahmos:A Miniversion for Rafale&Mi

    aerodynamic modification most probably

    well dont expect any drastic changes though
     
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    Re: DRDO working on to reduce size Brahmos:A Miniversion for Rafale&Mi

    Yes, as you said the biggest problem is the RAMJET.

    The air version of Brahmos I will not carry the first phase booster, which is a major reduction of weight.

    The Brahmos II is a completely different design based on a SCRAMJET. So, it's weight specs are unknown as of today.

    This new missile mentioned here was also called the Brahmos III. I am more than willing to believe the engine will be an entirely new light weight design (like the French ASMP) as compared to the 80s level Brahmos I. There is a chance this is a new family of missiles rather than the old Brahmos derivative.
     
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    Re: DRDO working on to reduce size Brahmos:A Miniversion for Rafale&Mi

    An very important piece in Carrier Wing Arsenal..

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    A further modification on the original model..
     
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    Re: DRDO working on to reduce size Brahmos:A Miniversion for Rafale&Mi

    Nice development by the scientists of BRAHMOS program.....

    Hope they develop something which is really good.......
     
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    Smaller version of BrahMos missile being developed for IAF

    Smaller version of BrahMos missile being developed for IAF
    A hindi newspaper has reported its length as 5.4 meters.
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