Correct Answer : Option (A) - â‚¹1,700-crore
The defence ministry on Thursday(22nd Sep 2022) signed a â‚¹1,700-crore contract with BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd for buying additional dual-role capable missiles for the navy, a move that will provide impetus to Aatmanirbharta (self-reliance) in defence production, the ministry said in a statement.
“Induction of these dual-role capable missiles is going to significantly enhance the operational capability of Indian Navy fleet assets,” it added. Dual role capability refers to the use of BrahMos missile for land as well as anti-ship attacks.
BrahMos variants can be launched from land, air and sea, and all three variants are in service in the Indian armed forces.
In May, India successfully fired an extended range variant of BrahMos missile from a Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft, with the weapon achieving a direct hit on the designated target in the Bay of Bengal.
The BrahMos missile
, an Indo-Russian joint venture
, has a range of 290 km
and is the fastest cruise missile in the world with a top speed of Mach 2.8 (nearly three times the speed of sound)
. The extended range variant tested by IAF
in May had a range of 450-500 km
..Source : Hindustan Times