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India’s Cabinet Committee on Security approves weapon and sensor package for four destroyers

15 January 2020

India's Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has approved an INR61.50 billion (USD867.5 million) weapon and sensor package for four 7,300-tonne guided-missile destroyers that are currently being built for the Indian Navy (IN) by the state-owned Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai.

Official sources told Jane's that the CCS cleared the procurement of the anti-ship variant of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in late December 2019, along with the long-range surface-to-air missile (LRSAM) version of the Barak-8 air-defence system for fitment onto the future Visakhapatnam (Project15B)-class destroyers to engage coastal, sea-based, and aerial targets.

IN sources said the four destroyers will be armed with an extended range variant of the BrahMos anti-ship missile, the range of which will exceed 292 km.

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