Indian-Russian venture BrahMos Aerospace plans to produce engines for Brahmos missiles in India

The Indian-Russian venture BrahMos Aerospace Ltd. plans to produce
engines for Brahmos missiles in India, CEO Sivathanu Pillaih said on
Friday.

The engines will be produced at the Brahmos plant in the state of
Kerala in southeastern India, Pillai said. In two years its production
volumes will exceed the manufacturing capabilities of the plant in
Russia’s Orenburg which currently produces the engines.

He said the decision was made due to a mounting demand for Brahmos missiles in the Indian Armed Forces.
The BrahMos missile has a range of 290 km (180 miles) and can carry
a conventional warhead of up to 300 kg (660 lbs). It can effectively
engage ground targets from an altitude as low as 10 meters (30 feet)
and has a top speed of Mach 2.8, which is about three times faster than
the U.S.-made subsonic Tomahawk cruise missile.
Established in 1998, BrahMos Aerospace, a joint Indian-Russian
venture, produces and markets BrahMos supersonic missiles. The sea- and
ground-launched versions have been successfully tested and put into
service with the Indian Army and Navy.