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Hypersonic BrahMos Missile In The Works

June 16 2011

India

India and Russia have decided to develop a hypersonic variant of the BrahMos cruise missile that is jointly produced by the two nations, reports Interfax-AVN (Russia).

Work has already begun on a new-generation Brahmos-2 missile, said Sivathanu Pillai, the head of the BrahMos Aerospace joint venture.

Hypersonic missiles have numerous advantages over conventional weapons, particularly in speed, precision and power, Pillai said.

The company is also preparing the BrahMos for...

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