India Sends Inaugural BrahMos Missile Shipment to Philippines in Defense Pact Fulfillment

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India delivered its first BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles to the Philippines under a $375 million deal signed in January 2022.

An Overview of the News

  • The deal involves supplying three export versions of the BrahMos missile system along with integrated logistics support and training for operators and maintainers.

  • The first batch of munitions has arrived in the Philippines after two years since the pact was signed.

  • Components and Support Package:

  • Each system delivered includes two missile launchers, a radar unit, and a command-and-control center.

  • Additionally, an integrated logistics support package and training for operators and maintainers were part of the deal.

Arrival of First Batch:

  • Two years after the agreement, the first batch of BrahMos missiles reached the Philippines.

  • The system enables firing two missiles within 10 seconds, adaptable to various platforms like submarines, ships, aircraft, or land-based installations.

Export Process:

  • The BrahMos missiles were transported from India to the Philippines via an Indian Air Force C-17 Globemaster jet.

  • This marks India's inaugural export of BrahMos missiles.

Global Interest and Capabilities:

  • Several nations, including Argentina, have shown interest in procuring BrahMos missiles from India.

  • BrahMos missiles boast a speed of 2.8 Mach, nearly three times the speed of sound.

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