MoD signs contract for Next Gen Maritime Mobile Coastal Batteries & BrahMos Missiles worth Rs 1700 Cr

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a contract with BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited (BAPL) for procurement of Next Generation Maritime Mobile Coastal Batteries (Long range) {NGMMCB (LR)} and BrahMos Missiles at an approximate cost of over Rs 1,700 crore under Buy (Indian) Category.

The delivery of NGMMCBs is scheduled to commence from 2027. These systems will be equipped with supersonic BrahMos Missiles and will significantly enhance multi-directional maritime strike capability of Indian Navy.

About BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited (BAPL)

BAPL is an Indo-Russian multinational aerospace and defence corporation, with core manufacturing concentrations in Cruise missiles. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, it was founded as a joint venture between the India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and NPO Mashinostroyenia of Russia. The company currently manufactures BrahMos missile with a range of 300 km and traveling at speeds of Mach 4. It is currently developing BrahMos-II, a hypersonic cruise missile.

About BrahMos missiles

BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles (also designated as PJ-10) is a short-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or land platforms. The missile flies at a speed of 2.8 Mach or almost three times the speed of sound. The per unit cost of the missile is expected to be approximately USD 5 million.