Kalam for a hypersonic version of BrahMos missile
Monday, 13 June 2011, 15:13 IST
New Delhi: Former President A P J Abdul Kalam today asked the BrahMos aerospace company to develop an advanced version of the cruise missile to maintain India's leadership in this field. "You should develop a hypersonic version of BrahMos which can be reused...meaning that the missile should be able to deliver its payload and return to base. This will help in maintaining our leadership in this arena," he said. The former President was addressing a function on the 10th anniversary of the launch of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. India is the only country to have a supersonic cruise missile developed in a joint venture with Russia. Speaking on the occasion, BrahMos Aerospace chief A Sivathanu Pillai said BrahMos is a unique missile which can be configured for multiple types of platforms on land, on sea and underwater against different types of targets on land and sea.