India and Philippines ink $ 375 million deal for BrahMos missiles

BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited (BAPL) signed a contract with the Department of National Defence of the Republic of Philippines on 28 January, 2022 for the supply of BrahMos missile.

The deal is worth nearly $375 million, and is India’s first significant defence export. BrahMos Aerospace is a Russian-Indian enterprise producing supersonic cruise missiles capable of being launched from submarines, ships, planes or land-based platforms. It was established in 1998 and named after the rivers of Brahmaputra and Moscow. The missiles are manufactured by Barhmos Aerospace in India, a joint venture of India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Russia’s NPO Mashinostroyeniya.

The above-mentioned contract covers three batteries, training for operators and maintainers, as well as an integrated logistical support package. India will also provide Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) package as per the contract. They will be the main users of this strategic defence capability of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

In an exclusive interaction with Financial Express Online on 28 January, 2022, Atul Dinkar Rane, CEO & MD BrahMos, indicated that several countries are in talks with India.

As per reports, countries like Vietnam, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, South Korea, Qatar, and Bulgaria are interested to buy the BrahMos from India.

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