TASS Russian news agency
“The new Brahmos Manufacturing Center will be ready within two or three years and will produce 80-100 new-generation Brahmos missiles annually. It will be a modern center equipped with cutting-edge technologies,”
The center is expected to occupy an area of more than 80 hectares.
Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh laid the foundation stone of the Brahmos missiles production unit in Lucknow. As the defense minister said, the center will play a key role in strengthening the republic’s national security and make a significant contribution to the defense production sector.
As Singh said, “Brahmos has empowered the Armed Forces and raised India’s military stature at the international level.” The Brahmos system not only reflects the technical cooperation between India and Russia, but also the long-standing cultural, political and diplomatic ties, he added.
Brahmos is a supersonic cruise missile produced by the Russian-Indian joint venture Brahmos Aerospace. It was designed by the Russian NPO Mashinostroeniya Enterprise (a subsidiary of the Tactical Missiles Corporation, KTRV) and the Indian Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). The first test launch took place in 2001. The Indian Air Force, Navy and Ground Forces are armed with various versions of the Brahmos missile.