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BRAHMOS hypersonic missile is the future: BrahMos Chief

A scaled down model of BRAHMOS Hypersonic Missile.

NEW DELHI (BNS): Shri Sudhir Kumar Mishra, CEO & MD of BrahMos Aerospace in an exclusive interview to Russia & India Report focussed on the potential of exporting system to friendly countries and the development of the hypersonic version of BRAHMOS missile.

BrahMos Chief highlighted the successful work environment shared between two friendly nations - India and Russia, since the inception of BrahMos Joint Venture, with the team from both DRDO and NPOM who are currently working together on the hypersonic version.

On being asked about the MoU signed with the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) for the development of hypersonic missile by Russia & India Report, Shri Sudhir Kumar Mishra said, "We want to bring number of institutions from India and Russia together to realise the best possible configuration."

We have signed a MoU with MAI through our JV partners NPO Mashinostroyenia for initiating necessary actions. Similarly we are working with DRDO and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore in this field, he added.

Sudhir Mishra pointed out that once all the approvals are received from both the governments, the project will be initiated which he believe will take about 6-10 years as per the Vision 2050 document.

Sudhir Mishra on a question related to test trial of BRAHMOS air version, answered by confirming that by the year-end the first flight test of BRAHMOS-A with Su-30MKI will be conducted and the deliveries to the Indian Air Force will start by 2016.

"Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bangalore and Sukhoi Design Bureau with IAF are working very intensively to ensure that the missile flight test can be carried out by the year end and I am going personally this month to review the situation together with Chairman, HAL," he said, according to Russia & India Report.

On the export of BRAHMOS missile, CEO & MD, BrahMos said that as per the Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) the missile can be exported to friendly countries of India and Russia.

"We have jointly worked out the list of countries. Export will be taken up on case to case basis with both the Indian and Russian governments for approval," he added.

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