SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.
As we reported last week, Atul Dinakar Rane, CEO and MD BrahMos recently announced that it had started work on the development of BrahMos-2 Hypersonic cruise missile that will successor to the present Supersonic cruise missile and also revealed that BrahMos-2 will borrow scramjet engine from the Russian Zircon, or Tsirkon “new generation” of the hypersonic cruise missile.
This led to speculations that BrahMos-2 will be a tone-downed export variant of the Zircon that was designed to strike both naval and ground targets, and it is estimated to have a range of 620 miles (1,000 km). while Experts have noted similarities between Zircon and BrahMos-II, which is a hypersonic cruise missile currently under development by India’s Defence Research and Development Organization and Russia’s NPO Mashinostroyenia, BrahMos-2 will have maximum Indian technology will indigenous content to cross 60% by the time its enters service.
idrw.org has been told that BrahMos-2 will have Indian designed guidance system backed by Indian-developed software that will allow performing Anti-Air defense maneuvers while it closes in towards its target. BrahMos-2 will also feature an indigenous booster stage along with a canister system that is specially designed for installation on Indian warships and a new Ground launcher system.
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