The Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a contract with M/s BrahMos Aerospace Pvt. Ltd. (BAPL) on Thursday for acquisition of additional dual-role capable surface to surface BrahMos missiles at an approximate cost of 1,700 crore under the “Buy-Indian” category.
Induction of these dual-role capable missiles is going to significantly enhance the operational capability of the Indian Navy (IN) fleet assets, said sources in the know of the matter.
It is noteworthy that the BAPL is a joint venture (JV) between India and Russia, making crucial contribution to augment the generation of the new surface-to-surface missiles (SSMs) with enhanced range and dual role capability for land as well as anti-ship attacks.
According to sources, this contract will further boost the indigenous production of critical weapons and ammunition with active participation of the indigenous industries.