BrahMos Aerospace eyes $200 Mn missile deal with Indonesia

Indonesia is expected to order BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited (BAPL), the Indo-Russian joint venture. The deal is likely to be signed by year end, or early next year.

As per BrahMos Aerospace CEO Atul D. Rane, BAPL is in advanced discussions with Jakarta on a deal worth between $200-$350 million under which it had offered to supply shore-based BrahMos missiles and a version that can be mounted on warships.

If the deal is signed then it would make Indonesia the second Southeast Asian nation after the Philippines to acquire the potent supersonic missile. In January this year, the Philippines closed a $374 million deal to acquire the shore based anti-ship variant of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile.

The million is also sought by other countries in the region including Malaysia , Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

About BAPL

The BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited (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 missile

BrahMos supersonic cruise missile (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.

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