The Ministry of Defence, Government of India has signed a ₹1,700-crore contract with BrahMos Aerospace (BAPL) for procurement of next-generation maritime mobile coastal batteries (long range) and BrahMos missiles. These systems will enhance multi-directional maritime strike capability of the Indian Navy, said the ministry in a statement. The delivery of the batteries is scheduled to begin from 2027.
“The systems will be equipped with supersonic BrahMos missiles and will significantly enhance multi-directional maritime strike capability of the Indian Navy,” the statement added.
BAPL is a joint venture between India and Russia, making a crucial contribution to augment the new generation surface-to-surface missile with enhanced ranges. The latest deal is a boost to the Centre’s Self-reliant India initiative, said the Ministry of Defence.
“This contract is going to give further boost to indigenous production of critical weapon systems and ammunition with active participation of indigenous industries. This project will generate an employment of more than 90,000 man-days over a period of four years. With the majority of the equipment and sub-system sourced from indigenous manufacturers, these systems will be a proud flag bearer of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’,” the statement said.