Gen. Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff being presented with a memento by Dr. Sudhir Mishra, CEO & MD of BrahMos Aerospace at BrahMos pavilion during the ongoing Aero India 2017. Photo: Brahmand.
BENGALURU (BNS): Gen. Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff on Tuesday visited the BrahMos Aerospace pavilion on the opening day of Aero India 2017 being held at the Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru.
BrahMos Aerospace, the producer of BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile system, is exhibiting the air, land and sea variants of the world-class weapon at the biennial aero show.
Shri Sudhir Mishra, CEO & MD of BrahMos, briefed Gen. Rawat about the BRAHMOS weapon system and the achievements made by the India-Russia Joint Venture programme.
The BRAHMOS missile with a flight range of up to 290 km can travel at a speed of Mach 2.8, making it one the fastest missiles in the world.
The Indian Army has deployed the land-attack variant of BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile system since 2007. It is the only Army in the world in possession of such a powerful weapon.