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Defence Ministry signs contract with BrahMos Aerospace for dual-role Surface-to-Surface BrahMos missiles

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  • The Defence Ministry on September 22, 2022, signed a contract with BrahMos Aerospace for acquisition of additional dual-role capable surface-to-surface BrahMos missiles at an approximate cost of Rs 1,700 crore under ‘Buy-Indian’ category.
  • The ministry said the induction of these dual-role capable missiles is going to “significantly enhance” the operational capability of Indian Navy fleet assets.
  • BAPL (BrahMos Aerospace Pvt. Ltd.) is a Joint Venture between India and Russia making a crucial contribution to augment the new generation of Surface-to-Surface Missiles with enhanced range and dual role capability for land as well as anti-ship attacks. This contract is going to give further boost to indigenous production of critical weapon system and ammunition with active participation of indigenous industry.
  • This contract is going to give further boost to indigenous production of critical weapon system and ammunition with active participation of indigenous industry.

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