- Apr 24, 2016
Reject BrahMos?Less maneuverable than other slower cruise missile. Missile is system balanced between speed, maneuverability, accuracy, stealthy. With the same technology level, you can only enhance one part at the cost of other parts. The fact that Russia deployed a lot of slower supersonic cruise missiles but reject Brahmos tells how this missile was designed.
Because it is the only supersonic cruise missile deployed in a mountain battle environment. Other countries generally choose cheaper ballistic missile to do the same job.
Russians use Onyx, their base version which is indeed supersonic.
As for ballistic missiles in mountain ranges, if anything else was better than BrahMos for mountainous warfare we would have used it already especially ballistic missiles, which we have no dearth of.
BrahMos seems to be far more accurate and less susceptible to certain kinds of SAMs.