The Russian-Indian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace Ltd will develop a hypersonic missile by 2023-2025, RIA Novosti learned from the company’s CEO Sudhir Mishra.
“For now, we are conducting research. A team of specialists is working on this project. I think that the development will take from eight to ten years. This will be the first hypersonic missile in the world,” he announced at the Aero India-2015 Exhibition.
Mr. Mishra said that working on this development from the Russian side is the Moscow Aviation Institute.
Created jointly by India and the Russian Federation, the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile started being delivered to the Armed Forces of India in 2005. The missile has a range of 290 kilometers, and is capable of carrying a warhead weighing up to 300 kilograms.
Land and sea tests of the missile have been carried out, and now they are planning to equip the Su-30MKI fighters with this weapon.
First published in Russian by RIA Novosti.
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