Defense Ministry has partnered with BAPL for Rs 1700 crore for BrahMos missile. signed the deal

Defense Ministry has partnered with BAPL for Rs 1700 crore for BrahMos missile. signed the deal

The Defense Ministry on Thursday signed a deal worth Rs 1,700 crore for the acquisition of additional dual-role surface-to-surface BrahMos missiles. Promoting further self-reliance in the field of defense production, the Ministry of Defense signed an agreement with BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited (BAPL) for the acquisition of additional dual-role BrahMos capable surface-to-surface missiles. The total estimated cost of which is Rs 1,700 crore.

In a statement, the Defense Ministry said that the induction of these dual-role capable missiles will enhance the power of the Indian Navy (IN). It has been contributing significantly to increasing the production of surface-to-surface missiles (SSMs) with enhanced range and dual role capability for land as well as anti-ship attacks. The ministry further said that this contract will further promote indigenous production of critical arms and ammunition with the active participation of indigenous industry.

BrahMos is the main weapon system of Indian Navy warships and is deployed on almost all its surface platforms. An underwater version of the BrahMos missiles is also being developed which will not only be used by submarines of India but will also be offered for export to friendly countries.

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