Extended-range BrahMos cruise missile costs under $5 million

Navy buys most advanced version of BrahMos for Project 15B destroyers

BrahMos missile

The contract document signed with Navy on Thursday gives away cost of missile

Ajai Shukla
For the first time, evidence from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) reveals that the latest and most advanced variant of one of India’s most closely-guarded weapon systems — the indigenous, dual-role, extended-range BrahMos cruise missile — works out to about Rs 34 crore ($4.85 million) each.

On Thursday, the MoD announced that the Navy had ordered the ship-borne version of the supersonic BrahMos “at an overall approximate cost of Rs 1,700 crore under the Buy-Indian category”.

The announcement revealed that the BrahMos missile systems being acquired were “dual role capable,” meaning that they could destroy targets on land, while also having the ability to strike enemy warships.

First Published: Sep 25 2022 | 10:51 PM IST

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