Brahmos Missile : Philippine Army And India Negotiation
The Philippine Army has started negotiations with India’s BrahMos Corporation to acquire batteries of the BrahMos supersonic anti-ship cruise missile.
- Brahmos Missile is a supersonic cruise missile.
- It is a joint venture between the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India and NPOM of Russia.
- It is named after the rivers Brahmaputra and Moskva.
- It is a two-stage missile with a solid propellant engine in the first stage and a liquid ramjet in the second.
- The system has been designed with two variants for Anti-Ship and Land-Attack roles.
- Brahmos is one of the fastest cruise missiles currently operationally deployed with the speed of Mach 2.8,which is nearly 3 times more than the speed of sound.
- It has a launch weight of 2,200-3,000 kg.
- It operates on the “Fire and Forgets” principle, adopting varieties of flights on its way to the target.
- BrahMos is equipped with stealth technology designed to make it less visible to radar and other detection methods.
- It has an inertial navigation system (INS) for use against ship targets, and an INS/Global Positioning System for use against land targets.