The first deliveries of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles to the Philippines will begin in 2023 The USD 375-million deal for the supply of BrahMos missiles to the Philippines was reached in January It is a joint Russian-Indian venture specializing in producing cruise missiles and supporting equipments
Demonstrating its operational preparedness, the Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully test-fired a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile The cruise missile was fired from a Sukhoi fighter jet on the Eastern seaboard In 2016, the government had decided to integrate the air-launched variant of the Brahmos into over 40 Sukhoi fighter jets
The court of inquiry found a clear violation of standard operating procedures by the officials concerned The inquiry also brought out the role of an official in controlling the situation after accidental launch of BrahMos Various SOPs are being reviewed to ensure that such incidents don`t occur in future
Philippines has finalised a deal to acquire a shore-based anti-ship missile system from India. The Southeast Asian nation`s defence minister said that the deal has been done for nearly $375 mn to beef up its navy. It was conceptualised in 2017 but faced delays in budget allocation and due to COVID-19.
DRDO has recently extended the range of the missile system from the existing 298 km to around 450 km. The defence services are scheduled to carry out multiple test-firings of the BrahMos in the last week of November against different targets in the Indian Ocean Region. In October, the Indian Navy had also carried out the test firing of the Brahmos missile from its warship INS Chennai