BrahMos Cruise Missile

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Brahmos to be a reality in five years, says Pillai

Brahmos to be a reality in five years, says Pillai


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First Published : 15 Feb 2009 03:21:00 AM IST
Last Updated : 15 Feb 2009 09:06:36 AM IST

TIRUCHY: India will develop Brahmos hyper-sonic missile, which would be faster than any supersonic missiles, in the next five years, Dr A Sivathanu Pillai, scientist and chief controller, Research & Development, DRDO, and CEO & MD of Brahmos Aerospace, said here on Saturday.

Talking to mediapersons, Pillai said India had developed the Brahmos missile in collaboration with Russia.

Brahmos will be first ready for launch from submarines. The next attempt will be to launch it from aircraft as certain modifications such as reducing the weight from 3.9 tonnes to 2.5 tonnes are neeeded. The modification work is on with Sukhoi Design Bureau. Drop trials from air will be conducted in 2010. It will be ready for induction into the Indian Air Force in 2012, he said. To suit the requirements of the Army, certain changes are needed in the software parts but the hardware could remain, he pointed out.

About 14 countries are showing interest in the purchase of Brahmos. The Government of India will shortlist them in order to maintain long term relations and strategic partnership and for security reasons, he said.

With a view to increasing production of Brahmos, a new unit has been established at a cost of Rs 125 crore in Thiruvananthapuram and production will commence in the next two years.

The other unit in Hyderabad is also being expanded. The two units together will produce at least 100 Brahmos in the next two years, he said, and added that, based on the Russian experience, India might go in for a similar partnership with other countries
 

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friends i am interested in knowing what was the response to the brahmos in the recently concluded aero india 09 .did the team find any customers?

any posts in this regard will be highly appreciated.
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check the update I am posting it from BR's rakall

Updates on Brahmos:

1. All naval versions of Brahmos - Ship to ship, Ship to land, Coastal land battery to Ship and the Army versions - mk1, mk2 -- all of them have the same RF seeker.. There is no difference in the seeker

Whatever differences are there only in the software - algorithm for target detection.

2. The INS is accelerometer based with updates from GPS/Glonass.. But the recent test failure had nothing to do with GPS signal failure.. such premise is "false and foolish" - the GPS correction required at 55km range is very very insignificant.. INS is very accurate at those ranges..

The failure was due to a software error which was immediatly identified.

3. The previous tests of Army had to identify a RCS target in a bunch of non-RCS targets and destroy it.. The recent test was about eliminating a RCS target when it is surrounded by targets of similar RCS -- all of them having insignificant RCS or all of them having a similar RCS levels such that difference in RCS signature is not very large..

4. An RLG based INS is almost ready for future versions.. indigenous RLG programme has matured enough to adopt it with confidence now..

5. When either the IRNSS or GAGAN becomes operational - can get signals from that also.

6. Brahmos still waiting for IN to give them a sub to test the Sub-launched version.. The airforce version work will start when Sukhoi DB is ready to start work.. The structural work will involve strngthening the underbelly area with an additional stinger to take the load..

The pylon - which is not actually a pylon, but an ejector with all the electronics & s/w.. design is ready..

7. The max range of Brahmos is limited by the software.. if the missile travels 290km and does not find the target there - the software will liquidate the missile (even if the target is just 10-15km away).. this has been done to ensure adherence to MTCR guidelines..

But - the day GoI decides to give a one-finger salute to MTCR, range can easily be increased to 'much more'. There is internal volume capability for more fuel, so once MTCR is shown middle-finger - range is not a problem

Obviously there is absolutely no point if you put a 300km range limit on a hypersonic missile - so Brahmos2 will definitely not be 300km range.. Have your own guess to what it will be

8. When ripple fired - the initial startup (after acquiring targets from UAV or Satellite or AWACS or whatever ) will take 3.5mins.. the first missile will go after 3.5mins after targets are acquired and the other two will follow within a space of 2.5secs each -- both for salvo mode or ripple fire mode.

9. The Naval ship to land version has been tested to 250km range in Andamans.. (As seen from the video) The target was pretty makeshift - a triangular metal plate hoisted on two oil drums.. the missile got the centroid of the triangle..

10. Rajput has Brahmos in inclned mode.. All other warships (I mean destroyers & frigates) will get VLS... But IN is planning to put Brahmos in inclined mode on a few missile boats which can manuevre faster..
 

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BhrahMos, in Pokhran Field Firing Range at Pokhran on February 20.

DRDO has decided to testfire the supersonic test



Author: idrw team | 17 February 2009 | Views: 41



BY : TNN

DRDO has decided to testfire the supersonic test missile, BhrahMos, in Pokhran Field Firing Range at Pokhran on February 20.
The BrahMos testfire had on January 20 failed due to failure of hydrate system at the last moment, last month. According to the defence source, the scientist have rectified the error by placing a modifier software in a missile for its smooth test.
Defence scientists are working to develop such modifiers for its easy use by Indian Army and Airforce in future. Army chief, Deepak Kapoor along with senior officials will be present at Pokhran on the day of test.

DRDO has decided to testfire the supersonic test www.idrw.org / Indian Defense Research Wing
What is that Hydrate system?
 

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India vs Pakistan

Recently I remember reading in the news that apparently India is behind Pakistan in terms of nuclear weapons. Isn't that a cause for worry? Although none of us ever want war, the fact that Pakistan has more nukes puts it at an advantage, because it could threaten us at anytime. It doesn't have a no-first-use policy like India's either, which is another cause for concern.
 

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Your statement is too incoherent to answer and you have put it in wrong section. Can you just open a new thread in "Strategy and Tactics" section.

Guys no replies here. The posts will be deleted.
 

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India's BrahMos air-launched cruise missile operational by 2012

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The Russian-Indian BrahMos supersonic cruise missile program is on track, and the Indian air force will be equipped with the first operational models of the missile by 2012, the company's CEO said earlier this month.

"The (cruise) missile will be put in service in 2012," BrahMos Chief Executive Officer Sivathanu Pillai told an audience at the Aero India-2009 air show in Bangalore, India, on Feb. 12. He was displaying the air-launched cruise missile -- ALCM -- version of the weapon.

As we have noted in previous columns, the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile program is of enormous importance in both technological and strategic terms. India has consistently failed in many areas to be able to mass-produce operational versions of many high-tech weapons, especially missiles, despite succeeding in producing successful prototypes that initially succeeded in tests.

But with the BrahMos programs, India not only will deploy but also will receive the technology to manufacture cruise missiles that can fly at Mach 2.8 (around 1,900 mph). That is three times faster than the United States' own cruise missile, the subsonic, 650 mph Tomahawk can achieve.

RIA Novosti, reporting Pillai's comments, noted that BrahMos Aerospace, which was created as a joint Indian-Russian venture in 1998, is already manufacturing and selling sea-based and land-based versions of the cruise missile that have already been deployed with the Indian army and navy.
RIA Novosti said the BrahMos has a range of 290 kilometers (180 miles) and a conventional warhead of up to 300 kilograms (660 pounds). It could approach its designated targets from altitudes as low as 10 meters (30 feet), the report said.

The ALCM version of the cruise missile required considerable modifications from the army and navy versions, RIA Novosti quoted Pillai as telling the news agency in a 2008 interview.

"For the airborne version ... we had to reduce the mass of the missile and to ensure aerodynamic stability after its separation from the aircraft. The air-launched platform has its own initial speed during the launch of the missile, so we have reduced the size of the booster. Now the missile is ready," he said.

The Indian air force has also decided to employ the Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30 MKI Flanker-H multirole fighter initially to carry and fire the BrahMos ALCM. However, upgrading those aircraft was projected to take around four years, the news agency quoted Pillai as saying.

In another example of the extremely close and still developing Russian-Indian technical cooperation, India intends to manufacture a minimum of 140 Su-30MKI fighters by 2014 under a Russian license with full technology transfer rights, the report said.

The scale and ambition of the program are enormous. RIA Novosti said India may buy as many as 1,000 BrahMos cruise missiles for its army, navy and air force over the next 10 tears and sell up to 2,000 of them to other nations by 2019.

And even though the BrahMos is already three times faster than any American cruise missile, Moscow and New Delhi believe they can develop it further.

RIA Novosti reported that in 2008, Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, during a trip to India, reached an understanding with the government
of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to jointly produce a hypersonic version of the missile, to be known as BrahMos-2.

http://www.upi.com/Security_Industr...ile_operational_by_2012/UPI-19391235485698/2/
 

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little bit old but useful information

http://www.domain-b.com/aero/mil_avi/miss_muni/20080513_hypersonic_version.html

Hypersonic version of BrahMos undergoes successful lab test news
13 May 2008

New Delhi: India's showpiece supersonic cruise missile, the BrahMos, has now been successfully tested in a hypersonic version, though under laboratory conditions, according to BrahMos Aerospace chief executive officer, Dr A Sivathanu Pillai.

''We have achieved a speed of Mach 5.26 in our laboratory tests of the hypersonic version of the BrahMos. However, it will take some 15-20 tests under controlled conditions before the missile can be actually test-launched,'' Dr Pillai said.

The test was conducted at the Hyderabad-based Advanced Systems Laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) which has developed the missile through a joint venture with Russia's NPO organisation.

The BrahMos missile is currently available in a tri-sonic form (Mach 2.86) and can be described as belonging to the high supersonic class, which describes missiles in the Mach 3-4 category. Hypersonic missiles fly at speeds over Mach 5.

According to Dr Pillai, the Brahmos hypersonic version will not only have higher speed, but will also consume less fuel and require less operational time to deploy. These qualities are expected to provide the missile longer range, and also ensure less reaction time from the enemy.

High speeds also make the missile difficult to detect, and increase the kinetic impact on the target. The velocity of the missile is directly proportional to the destruction it causes, with higher velocities causing higher damage, Dr Pillai elaborated.

Dr Pillai also said the hypersonic version was powered by a scramjet engine that is also used for launching satellites at low cost.
 

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"BrahMos software being modified to overcome range problem"


Tiruchirappalli (TN), Feb 14: After its recent failure in Pokhran ranges, the BrahMos supersonic missile's software was being modified so that it could meet the requirements of the Army, a top defence official said on Saturday.

"The software currently used was not adequate for hitting short distance targets. We have now modified the software. Simulation tests are on and the software is being validated," BrahMos Aerospace Chief Executive Officer Dr A Sivathanu Pillai told reporters here.

The new vertical launch version of BrahMos, the 290-km range supersonic cruise missile developed jointly by India and Russia, failed to hit its intended target during tests in the Pokhran ranges in Rajasthan desert last month.

Following this, Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor has said his force would prefer further trials of the missile to be sure of its success, rather than hurrying up induction.

Pillai also said the missile would be inducted into the Indian Airforce as scheduled in 2012. The air version would be fitted on the Sukhoi 30-MKi.

The Sukhoi design bureau in Moscow had already made the necessary alterations in the fighter aircraft, he said.

A high-level committee comprising officials from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, the IAF, and the BrahMos Aerospace were in discussions about the induction of the air version.

According to the tentative programme, the drop trial of the missile from aircraft would be done in 2010. "The flight trial to hit the target will be taken up in 2011 and the induction will be done by 2012," Pillai said.

He said the company had also successfully reduced the weight of BrahMos missile from three tonnes to 2.5 tonnes for induction into the air force.

The scientists were getting ready to launch the missile from a submarine base, he added.

On the market potential, Pillai said 14 countries had been identified by the BrahMos Aerospace for the supply of the missiles. But it was for the Indian and Russian governments to decide on the sale of missiles.

He said the company wanted to produce 50 to 100 missiles per year at its Hyderabad unit and the proposed unit near Thiruvananthapuram.

Earlier, he addressed a seminar on "Indian strength and Managerial potential" organised by the Bharathidasan Institute of Management here.

Bureau Report


http://www.zeenews.com/nation/2009-02-14/507524news.html
 

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Brahmos field test fire postponed


Jaisalmer, Feb 20: The field test fire of surface-to-surface version of supersonic Brahmos cruise missile scheduled to be conducted on Friday in the Pokhran field firing range has been postponed, defence sources here said.

The test fire, which was to be conducted at around 1000 hrs, had been deferred, the sources said.

Neither specific reasons of postponement nor new date for the test fire was known immediately.

The test was to be conducted after addressing and rectifying the lapses of the missile software which led to the failure of the field testing conducted on Janaury 20 last.

The sources said some shortcomings and lapses in the software attached to the missile were creating problem in flawless hitting at the short ranged targets.

The software problem had now been addressed and rectified so that it could hit the target at short range with equal efficiency and accuracy, the sources said.

Bureau Report


http://www.zeenews.com/nation/2009-02-20/509109news.html
 

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India's BrahMos Air-Launched Cruise Missile Operational by 2012

The Russian-Indian BrahMos supersonic cruise missile program is on track, and the Indian air force will be equipped with the first operational models of the missile by 2012, the company's CEO said earlier this month.

"The (cruise) missile will be put in service in 2012," BrahMos Chief Executive Officer Sivathanu Pillai told an audience at the Aero India-2009 air show in Bangalore, India, on Feb. 12. He was displaying the air-launched cruise missile -- ALCM -- version of the weapon.As we have noted in previous columns, the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile program is of enormous importance in both technological and strategic terms. India has consistently failed in many areas to be able to mass-produce operational versions of many high-tech weapons, especially missiles, despite succeeding in producing successful prototypes that initially succeeded in tests.

But with the BrahMos programs, India not only will deploy but also will receive the technology to manufacture cruise missiles that can fly at Mach 2.8 (around 1,900 mph). That is three times faster than the United States' own cruise missile, the subsonic, 650 mph Tomahawk can achieve.

RIA Novosti, reporting Pillai's comments, noted that BrahMos Aerospace, which was created as a joint Indian-Russian venture in 1998, is already manufacturing and selling sea-based and land-based versions of the cruise missile that have already been deployed with the Indian army and navy.

RIA Novosti said the BrahMos has a range of 290 kilometers (180 miles) and a conventional warhead of up to 300 kilograms (660 pounds). It could approach its designated targets from altitudes as low as 10 meters (30 feet), the report said.

The ALCM version of the cruise missile required considerable modifications from the army and navy versions, RIA Novosti quoted Pillai as telling the news agency in a 2008 interview.

"For the airborne version ... we had to reduce the mass of the missile and to ensure aerodynamic stability after its separation from the aircraft. The air-launched platform has its own initial speed during the launch of the missile, so we have reduced the size of the booster. Now the missile is ready," he said.

The Indian air force has also decided to employ the Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30 MKI Flanker-H multirole fighter initially to carry and fire the BrahMos ALCM. However, upgrading those aircraft was projected to take around four years, the news agency quoted Pillai as saying.

In another example of the extremely close and still developing Russian-Indian technical cooperation, India intends to manufacture a minimum of 140 Su-30MKI fighters by 2014 under a Russian license with full technology transfer rights, the report said.

The scale and ambition of the program are enormous. RIA Novosti said India may buy as many as 1,000 BrahMos cruise missiles for its army, navy and air force over the next 10 tears and sell up to 2,000 of them to other nations by 2019.

And even though the BrahMos is already three times faster than any American cruise missile, Moscow and New Delhi believe they can develop it further.

RIA Novosti reported that in 2008, Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, during a trip to India, reached an understanding with the government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to jointly produce a hypersonic version of the missile, to be known as BrahMos-2.
http://www.india-defence.com/reports/4252
 

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http://www.hindu.com/2009/02/27/stories/2009022755151300.htm

BrahMos to jointly develop robotic systems

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Work has started for universal missile launcher

First missile will roll out in two years

KOCHI: BrahMos Aerospace Thiruvananthapuram Limited (BATL) is going to partner the Atomic Energy Department in the development of precision robotic systems and manipulators for nuclear reactors, A. Sivathanu Pillai, BrahMos Chief Executive and Managing Director, has said.

Hailing the contribution of BATL to Nuclear, Defence and Space Departments at a workshop here on Thursday, he said BrahMos had worked wonders and manufactured components for strategic missiles, like boosters for the surface-to-surface Shaurya missile. “We are making robotic manipulators for nuclear reactors. We have also contributed to Light Combat Aircraft Tejas besides some requirements of the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited by making products for aero engine.”

“At BATL, work has started for the universal missile launcher. The parts required for BrahMos air launch, the airframes and many components are coming from Kerala-based industries. With this, there will be a networking of small industries. We hope there will be good contribution from Kerala for the BrahMos programme.”

The first missile will roll out from Thiruvananthapuram in two years. BATL will sign a memorandum of understanding with Indian Space Research Organisation for a separate launch vehicle integration line to come up in a 50-acre facility by 2013. “With this, the business volume expected is Rs. 1,000 crore. This will provide employment to an additional 500 people,” he said.
 

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Hypersonic Brahmos II missile to be ready by 2013: DRDO

Chennai, Feb 28: Brahmos Aerospace was working on hypersonic missile project, Brahmos II, and it was expected to be ready by 2013, a top defence official said here on Saturday.

"Once developed, the Missile would have a speed between Mach 5 (five times the speed of sound) and Mach 7", Chief Controller of Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO), A Sivathanu Pillai, told reporters on the sidelines of the inauguration of an exhibition of armoured vehicles by Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE), organised as part of the DRDO Golden Jubilee celebrations.

Pillai, also the CMD of Brahmos, said the future wars would be fought with minimum people using high-powered weapons.

"It will be a network centric and fought with intelligent and autonomous systems", he said, adding cyber warfare and robotic systems would dominate the battlefield.

Later in the presence of Sivathanu Pillai, an MoU was signed between CVRDE and Anna University to develop various combat vehicles for future defence purpose.

The MoU would facilitate students of the University gain access to high technology
labs of CVRDE at Avadi, Outstanding Director of CVRDE, S Sundaresh later said.
 
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The Lowdown On BrahMos-2

http://livefist.blogspot.com/2008/02/livefist-exclusive-truth-about-brahmos_15.html

The Lowdown On BrahMos-2

BrahMos Aerospace is currently in the process of formalising a techno-commercial proposal for the BrahMos-2 hypersonic cruise missile. Unlike the BrahMos, the BrahMos-2 will be an all new missile built from scratch.

BrahMos CEO Dr A Sivathanu Pillai told LiveFist, "The missile will require a new engine. We will be sharing work from the beginning. We will start work from scratch." It is Dr Pillai's personal estimate that the total project cost of BrahMos-2 will be $1 billion.

The programme team has conceptualised an aviation kerosene-based cruise vehicle capable of speeds ranging from Mach 5 to 8. The range of the missile is yet to be decided, and will be only hinted at in the techno-commercial proposal likely to be submitted to the government later this year.

A Joint Committee on BrahMos-2 which includes representatives from DRDO and NPOM, has been formed to chart out the programme's course. It had its first marathon meeting in Hyderabad four months ago. Their preliminary report, which was submitted to Dr Pillai, had in turn been forwarded for Defence Minister AK Antony's inspection. At the Inter-Governmental meeting in Moscow late last year, both sides took up the Joint Committee report, ratified it, and decided in principle to continue with the BrahMos-2 programme.

Scientists and project managers identified by both sides are now in the process of finalising their techno-commercial proposal document. The business model for BrahMos-2 will be identical to BrahMos and will function under the already incorporated BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd. Basically, this means that all the capital for the project will be solely from New Delhi's coffers -- in the sense that like in BrahMos, Russia's investment in BrahMos-2 will be in the form diverted loan repayments from India.
 

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i am more interested in the program the russians are trying out that is to change the course mid-flight at a supersonic speed that technology can be applied to the present brahmos as it will be able to evade any kind of missile sheild.
changing the flightcourse in case of hypersonic missiles is not possible as of now.
 
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This must be an spin-off from TOPOL applied to cruise missiles great concept.
 

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