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BrahMos Aerospace to roll out 80-100 missiles every year in Lucknow

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BrahMos Aerospace to roll out 80-100 missiles every year in Lucknow
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and UP CM Yogi Adityanath at DRDO exhibition during the foundation stone laying of BrahMos Missile Unit and DRDO Lab in Lucknow. (PTI File Photo)



Lucknow: BrahMos Aerospace will produce 80 to 100 new Brahmos missiles every year at their Lucknow facility starting mid-2024 with the joint efforts of the central & state government. Uttar Pradesh is on its way to become a defence production hub. According to Atul D. Rane, CEO and MD, BrahMos Aerospace, ‘construction work is in full swing in Lucknow.

Production of the current version of Brahmos can start once the facility is set up. Assuming all things are smooth in the setup and professional attestation of the facility, the first Brahmos of the current version can be rolled out by mid 2024.’

The BrahMos missile, whose manufacturing is about to start in the Lucknow node of the Defence Corridor, was the center of attraction in the exhibition. The Prime Minister paid special attention and couldn’t take his eyes off the prestigious BrahMos missile autonomous launcher, which was displayed at one of the 110 stalls in the exhibition at the venue of Ground Breaking Ceremony 3 in the state capital on June 3.

He further informed, ‘whereas the feasibility study of the missile is nearing completion, once these preliminary studies are over, a detailed design of the system will start, if things go smooth, the joint venture of DRDO India and NPOM of Russia has planned to finish detail designing within two years followed by system trials.’The timeline to roll out the future generation of missiles (BRAHMOS-NG) will be 5-7 years from now. This new manufacturing hub will empower the missile industry consortium in-country and will help to create an ecosystem for futuristic weapons and technology within the state and the country. BrahMos Aerospace has planned to deliver 80-100 missiles a year from the Lucknow facility. Numbers are highly dependent on the orders we receive, Rane said.The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is establishing a BrahMos manufacturing centre in the state capital. Spread in an area of 200 acres, BrahMos Aerospace will manufacture the World’s best Supersonic Cruise missile system designated as BRAHMOS-NG that can be launched from submarine, ship, aircraft, or land.

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