Indian Navy to Acquire An Additional 200 BrahMos Cruise Missiles

To expand capabilities, the Indian Cabinet Committee on Security (CSS) has confirmed the purchase of over 200 BrahMos Extended-Range (ER) supersonic cruise missiles for $2.5 billion USD (Rs 19,000 crore) after an announcement on February 22nd.

This deal will improve anti-ship and offensive operations for the Indian Navy. With a range of 487 miles (800 km), an active radar seeker for better targeting, and a similar size to the standard variant, the BrahMos-ER is suited for offensive and defensive purposes.

The contract between the Navy and Brahmos Aerospace is expected to be signed in the first week of March.

India has recently aimed to increase its maritime power to become a more dominant force in the Indo-Pacific region with acquisitions such as this.