25 October 2012

News Story: First Submarine-Launched BrahMos Missile to Fly This Year

First launch of submarine-based Russian-Indian cruise missile BrahMos will be carried out by the end of the current year, director of BrahMos Aerospace Dr. Sivathanu Pillai told ARMS-TASS at the 23-rd international exhibition Euronaval-2012. 

"We're going to perform the first submarine-based version of the missile by underwater testing platform by the end of the current year", Pillai said. 

As for him, that test launch will be a significant milestone in the BrahMos program, because right after that Indian Navy is to decide whether to arm India's prospective non-nuclear submarine with those missiles. 

According to a representative of the Rubin Design Bureau, Russia is ready to offer Amur-1650 submarine armed with either Club or BrahMos missile system.

Read the full story at RusNavy