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BrahMos missile achieves 78% indigenization, set to soar higher with latest checkout equipment!

Indo-Russian BrahMos missile has become more indigenous over the years. In 2004, the missile had only 13% indigenous components, but now it comprises 78% indigenous components.

According to Atul Dinkar Rane, CEO and MD of BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited, the Indo-Russian BrahMos missile has become more indigenous over the years.


In 2004, the missile had only 13% indigenous components, but now it comprises 78% indigenous components.


Rane made these remarks while unveiling the latest version of the indigenous BrahMos missile Checkout Equipment, manufactured by Indian private firm Data Patterns, in Chennai.

The Checkout Equipment is a sophisticated machine that performs in-depth diagnostics on all crucial electrical and electronic sub-systems onboard the missile.


Once a missile passes the Checkout, it is declared operational for use on the frontlines. Rane explained that the BrahMos missile is designed to last for up to 10 years, and the Indian Armed Forces conduct a complete health check annually to ensure it is in perfect condition.


The Checkout system developed by Data Patterns has been deployed by the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force at multiple locations across the country.


The Chairman and MD of Data Patterns, Srinivasagopalan Rangarajan, said that the indigenous development of the Checkout Equipment by their firm resulted in a direct cost savings of about 75% in foreign exchange for BrahMos Aerospace.


Rane stated that the BrahMos missile is almost entirely indigenous, except for the Ramjet engine, which is of Russian origin. However, the company is making efforts to bring that technology to India as well, possibly within the next six to eight years.


The missile, which was designed, developed, produced, and marketed by BrahMos Aerospace, can be fired from terrestrial, aerial, and naval platforms, and it is one of the best in its class, flying at speeds of Mach 2.8 or 2.8 times the speed of sound.


BrahMos Aerospace was established in India in 1998 as a joint venture between India's DRDO and Russia's NPO Mashinostroyenia. The name 'BrahMos' is derived from the names of India's Brahmaputra river and Russia's Moskva river.


Over the years, the company has made numerous improvements to the missile system, with the Armed Forces requesting modifications to enhance its performance.


In conclusion, the BrahMos missile has come a long way since its inception, with more indigenous components and improvements made to enhance its performance.


The latest version of the indigenous BrahMos missile Checkout Equipment manufactured by Data Patterns is a significant achievement in this regard and will help ensure that the missile is in perfect condition for use in the frontlines.


The future looks promising for BrahMos Aerospace, as they continue to work towards making the missile system entirely indigenous.




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