BrahMos, the supersonic cruise missile developed jointly by India and Russia, is under production for supply to the Indian Navy, its Chief Executive Officer A Sivadhanu Pillai said today.
Talking to newspersons on the sidelines of a seminar on 'Aerospace Technologies for the next decade' organised by the Aeronautical Society of India here, he said that nine flights had been so far conducted in three variations, ship to ship as target, from mobile complex on land to sea targets and from mobile complex on land to land.
''All flights have been successful and given 100 per cent result.
The missiles are ready for use in any armed force,'' Mr Pillai said.
Stating that the Indian Navy was their first customer, he said the missile was test-fired from an Indian warship to a decommissioned ship, which successfully hit the target. ''Based on the requirement of the Navy, we have started the production of the missile,'' he said.
For the army, a flight was conducted from land to land target on December 21, last year and for Airforce, designs had been finalised and development of some of the sub-systems had been started.
A Joint Consortium had been established between India and Russia for production of the missile, he said and added that 20 industries from India and 10 from Russia were participating in the work.