"Rocket was launched today at 11.35 am with the Chandipur test site. She made a great maneuver with access into a steep dive, which until now has not been able to do none of the models of cruise missiles, the armament in the world, "- said the agency an unnamed source at the Ministry of Defence of India.
The design "BrahMos"Was based on the P-800" Onyx "(the export version of the" Yakhont "), which was developed in the USSR in the late 80-ies of the last century. Length two-cruise missile is about 10 meters and launch weight — about 3.9 tons. Warhead weight can reach 300 kg, but separately noted that rocket is not capable of carrying nuclear armament, available in India at a real moment.
With all of this, but, taking into account the ability of missiles to hit targets at a distance of 292 km, and universality (rocket can be run from the ships, planes, namely the Su-30MKI, and ground-based), the Armed Forces of India are planning to buy in the coming 10 years about thousands of rockets of different versions. Moreover, the international arms market "BrahMos"Has already sparked considerable interest — countries such as Brazil, South Africa, Chile, and many others have already booked missiles at 13 billion dollars.