In an interview broadcast on Doordarshan News Sunday (July 7), CEO of BrahMos Aerospace, Sudhir Kumar Mishra commented that The upgraded version of the homegrown BrahMos missile with an enhanced range of up to 500 km is ready. He also said that the aid it is possible to increase the range of this missile because India is now a part of the elite Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR).
India has successfully test-fired a vertical deep dive version of BrahMos, the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile, that can now change the dynamics of conventional warfare. The upgraded version of the missile with enhanced range of up to 500 km is fired from Sukhoi-30 aircraft.
Sudhir Kumar Mishra also said that this version of BrahMos could be fired from warships but the range would be probably about 300-400 kms, but in course time range could be improved.
BrahMos Aerospace is a joint venture company owned by the governments of India and Russia and its missiles are produced in India.
Former Deputy Chief of the Army, Lt General Subrata Saha, who also spoke on the program, said the steep dive version of the missile is a game changer for mountain warfare (of the kind that was witnessed during the Kargil war).