Naval Weapons

India receives first BrahMos missiles for Project 1135.6 frigates

25 July 2019

The Indian Navy (IN) has begun receiving BrahMos sea-launched cruise missiles (SLCMs) for its Talwar (Project 1135.6)-class frigates, Russian CEO of BrahMos Aerospace, Alexander Maksichev, has told Jane’s .

“The IN has started repair and modernisation of the Talwar Project 1135.6 type ships that were built at the Baltic Shipyard,” said Maksichev, in reference to the first three ships in the Talwar class. “These platforms will have their Klub-N strike missiles replaced by the BrahMos SLCM,” said Maksichev.

According to him, BrahMos Aerospace will supply an eight-cell vertical launch system (VLS) and a shipborne control unit to be integrated with the frigate.

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