India and Russia seeking to extend range of BrahMos missile to 500 km

11 April 2019

India and Russia aim to extend the range of their jointly developed BrahMos (PJ-10) supersonic cruise missile from 400 km to 500 km, an official from the joint venture (JV) responsible for producing the weapon system told Jane's on 10 April.

"We have already demonstrated the missile's capability to engage targets at a distance of more than 400 km, and work on further extending the range, possibly to 500 km, is now being conducted. The flight speed of the weapon will also be increased," said the official from BrahMos Aerospace, a JV between India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Russia's NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM).

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