BrahMos Cruise Missile

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  1. Arjak

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    Army successfully test fires BRAHMOS-blk2

    Army successfully test fires BrahMos Block-II land attack version
    Jaisalmer | Wednesday, Jul 29 2009 IST


    The Army today successfully conducted field test firing of land attack version of BrahMos Block-II supersonic cruise missile in Pokharan field firing range near here.
    The missile was fired from a mobile launching pad around 0915 hrs this morning and it hit the bull's eye, a target placed about 25 kms away in Ajasar block, in a perfect manner, a defence spokesman said.
    The last test firing of the missile, developed by DRDO under joint Indo-Russian project, was conducted in Pokharan on March 29 the spokesman added.




    http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/India/20090729/1307333.html
     
  2. Arjak

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    Hahah... bulls eye!!!....cant get better than this.....this means,the blk2 version of the brahmos would be inducted asap,maybe by early 2010 induction would start....great news
     
  3. venom

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    Wow.....That's Great....
     
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    Its Brahmos Block II not the Brahmos-2. It was already tested and is being inducted into the army mate.
     
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    Who said it is Brahmos -2 ?
     
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    Great news. we need more technology to induct such Brahmos - 2.

    Now Brahmos Block II is a welcome sign to the army...
     
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    how would u differniate betweem brahmos & Brahmos Block II regarding range , payload, speed , etc. ANd if it same than why all are u jumping?
    chau
     
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    Brahmos 2 is similar to Brahmos in all aspects, except for one: it's guidance system. Its guidance system is tailor made to hit land targets, which requires the missile to fly through obstacles, and identify the right target from the cluster.
     
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    That's Brahmos Block 2 Amit... Brahmos-II will be the hypersonic variant Brahmos which is still on the drawing table...
     
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    BrahMos Block-II Land Attack version ready for induction after test firing

    Jaisalmer: The Block-II version of the BrahMos land attack cruise missile successfully completed its fourth and final test firing on Wednesday and has now been declared ready for induction. In a test firing at the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan, the missile went on to score a "bull's eye" hit on a target 25km away on Wednesday.

    The previous test-firing of the Block-II land attack version took place 29 March 2009.

    "The missile took off successfully and hit the desired target at Ajasar area range situated 25 km away from launching pad, meeting all mission parameters," defence sources said.

    The missile had failed its first test firing, leading to a second test in short order which was a success.

    "With this launch, the requirement of Army for the land attack version with Block-II advanced seeker software with target discriminating capabilities has been fully met and this version is ready for induction," defence sources said.

    The Block-II version with sophisticated target discriminating software will provide enhanced capabilities to the army, allowing it to select a particular land target among a group of targets.

    domain-b.com : BrahMos Block-II Land Attack version ready for induction after test firing
     
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    Any confirmed neews about the vrange of Brahmos-II ?
     
  16. John

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    well no news yet but, we can be sure that top speed is mach 7 at high alt. and around mach 5.5+ at terminal alt. (10m). I would expect the range to be between 500 to 1500km.
     
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    some news channel reporting that brahmos -2 will be of 900km range with mach6 speed, having some stealth features but nobody mention about its payload.
    chau
     
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    top speed is mach 7, terminal speed is around mach 6, range could be 900km, max. payload will be a 200kg warhead.
     
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    BrahMos CEO wants to knock off Russia from the Indo-Russian JV



    Tuesday, August 04, 2009

    The CEO of Indo-Russian supersonic cruise missile firm BrahMos Aerospace has recommended to the government that he be appointed the head of a new cell under the Secretary-Defence Production, that will focus, among other things, on making the BrahMos a fully Indian missile. LiveFist has learnt that Dr A Sivathanu Pillai, the highly respected CEO of BrahMos has officially proposed to the government that he be appointed the head of a "ManTech (Manufacturing Technology) Cell", and report exclusively to the Secretary-Defence Production. Sources indicate that the proposal is a much-needed first step towards Pillai's real dream of making the BrahMos fully indigenous. India only makes the inertial navigation guidance system and fire control system of the BrahMos, while Russia continues to contribute the all-important engine, booster and seeker.

    In February last year, Pillai had told me, "As long as we do not control the critical technologies, i.e. engine and seeker, Russia will call all the shots in BrahMos, including cost which is critical to export competence." It was a moment of uncanny candour for a man who has hailed the Indo-Russian model as the last word in efficiency and prudence. But Pillai's vision of a full-Indian BrahMos is not some nebulous, idealistic vision he's forcing down the government's throat. The fact is, the way things stand with Russia, Pillai seriously believes the BrahMos cannot be brought up to its full potential. For the BrahMos to be a real success, in every possible way, Pillai believes it has no choice but to be a fully Indian missile, and slowly chip away at Russia's involvement and contribution.

    In the proposal sent to the Defence Ministry, Pillai writes, "India has produced the world class supersonic cruise missile by entering into a Joint Venture with Russia. The real technologies that are available to India for production of missiles are not available anywhere in the world. It is time that we indigenised these technologies and be capable of bulk production. Formulation of policy statement on ManTech along with creation of Project Management as part of BrahMos Joint Venture under Secretary of Defence Production will enable India to be self-reliant in the field of supersonic and hypersonic cruise missiles of various ranges. This will also ensure availability of assured production agency with alternatives in every field."

    He goes on to add, "To fulfill the demand of own defence forces as also to ensure complete indigenization, there is a requirement of manufacturing technologies that need to be bulk produced and will provide required funding to capable and willing Indian industries for establishment of infrastructure."

    Pillai says that as the ManTech chief, he will prepare an annual five-year plan for indigenization resulting in bulk production, and ensure coordination between the ManTech programme and industrial preparedness and similar manufacturing programmes of the Department of Defence, other departments and agencies and the private sector.

    For starters, Pillai proposes to have his company prepare a technical report describing precisely what can be indigenized and in how much time.

    PS. Dr Pillai is also, of course, in the running to be the next Chief of the DRDO. Let's see how it turns out.

    Courtesy: Livefist

    LiveFist - The Best of Indian Defence: EXCLUSIVE: BrahMos Wants To Shake Russia Off
     

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