India to develop BrahMos-II missileHeadlines Today (August 03, 2009) Print This News
NEW DELHI: India's weapons programme took its next big step as the government on Monday cleared a multi-billion dollar project to develop a hypersonic cruise missile for the Indian defence forces.
Headlines Today got the first insider impression of what the missile will finally look like. To be called BrahMos-II, the cruise missile will fly at screaming velocities well over six times the speed of sound on hypersonic scramjet technology.
It is being jointly developed by India and Russia. The enormous energy of such a fast moving missile will provide India with a brilliant weapon against deeply buried enemy nuclear bunkers and heavily protected locations.
And as a result of its phenomenal speed, target locations will have almost no time to react to an attack. The BrahMos-II will quite simply be India's most technologically advanced weapon, and will be built for delivery from land, sea as well as from aircraft.