Providing further impetus to Aatmanirbharta in defence production, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) signed a contract yesterday with M/s BrahMos Aerospace Pvt. Ltd. (BAPL) for the acquisition of additional dual-role capable Surface to Surface BrahMos missiles at an overall approximate cost of ₹ 1700 Crore under “Buy-Indian” Category.
Under Contract 35 combat and 3 practice BrahMos supersonic surface-to-surface cruise missiles will be supplied for two P-15B class of stealth guided missile destroyers of the Indian Navy as reported by The Hindu
The induction of these dual-role capable Missiles is going to significantly enhance the operational capability of Indian Navy (IN) fleet assets.
It is notable that BAPL is a Joint Venture (JV) between India and Russia making a crucial contribution to augmenting the new generation of Surface-to-Surface Missiles (SSMs) with enhanced range and dual role capability for land as well as anti-ship attacks.
This contract is going to give a further boost to indigenous production of the critical weapon systems and ammunition with the active participation of indigenous industry.