A new manufacturing unit for the BrahMos missile is set to come up in the Uttar Pradesh Defence Corridor. The supersonic cruise missile is one of India’s most potent strategic defence assets,
The new missile factory will reportedly be located near Lucknow and will be set up in a 200-acre area with an investment of Rs 300 crore. Apart from missile manufacturing, the facility will also engage in research and development activities.
More than 100 BrahMos missiles will be made over the next three years in a project that will not just create thousands of jobs but will also be immensely significant in India’s future defence strategies.
The state-of-the-art cruise missiles are designed and produced by BrahMos Aerospace, a joint venture between India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Russia’s NPO Mashinostroeyenia. The name BrahMos is a comes from combining the names of India’s Brahmaputra and Russia’s Moskva rivers.
Strategic importance to India
The world’s fastest anti-ship cruise missile, BrahMos is a part of the arsenal of all three arms of the Indian defence forces – Army, Navy, and Air Force. Several versions of BrahMos exist which can be fired from land, from water via warships and submarines and from air via the Sukhoi-30 fighter jets.