Indian MoD establishes the BrahMos Manufacturing Centre to produce the new BRAHMOS-NG variant
DTTC, which will be spread across some 22 acres, aims to accelerate the growth of defence and aerospace manufacturing clusters in the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor.
It will comprise six sub-centres, namely Deep-Tech Innovation & Start-up Incubation Centre, Skill Development Centre, Testing & Evaluation Centre, Design & Simulation Centre, Centre for Industry 4.0/Digital Manufacturing, and a Business Development Centre.
Production of the BrahMos-NG missiles will occur at a rate of 80-100 missiles per year, with completion expected within the next two to three years.
The BrahMos-NG is a multi-platform, multi-target, lighter missile system that is more versatile, highly precise, lethal, and flexible. BrahMos-NG is 50 per cent lighter and three metres shorter than its predecessor, with a range of 290 kilometres and a top speed of around 3 Mach. The radar cross-section (RCS) of the BrahMos-NG will be smaller than that of its predecessor, making it more difficult for air defence systems to locate and engage the target. Land, air, ship-borne, and submarine tube-launched variants of the BrahMos-NG will be available. Brahmos-NG was originally known as Brahmos-M. Instead of the mechanically scanned radar on the PJ-10, the BrahMos-NG will have an AESA radar.
The missile will arm the Sukhoi Su-30MKI, Mikoyan MiG-29K, HAL Tejas and future inductions such as the Dassault Rafale, HAL FGFA and possibly the Mikoyan MiG-35. Submarine-launched variants will be fired from the new P75I class of submarines.