BrahMos to be marketed abroad

By agencies   |   Friday, 21 July 2006, 07:00 Hrs
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BANGALORE: BrahMos, the worldÂ’s only supersonic cruise missile developed jointly by India and Russia will be sold to foreign countries, it was learnt.

India and Russia will together manufacture over 1,000 BrahMos missiles over the next 10 years and nearly 50 percent of it will sold in third countries.

"We already have a capacity to produce 100 missiles a year. One thousand missiles in 10 years is a reasonable target. Nearly 50 percent will go to exports," he said.

Both India and Russia have spent over $300 million to design and develop the missile. Defense experts of both the countries worked on developing the missile that has no competition so far.

Last month the Indian navy inducted the naval version of the missile that is a short name for Brahmaputra and Moskva River. The 2.5-ton BrahMos has a strike range of 290 km and has a maximum speed of Mach 2.8.

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