Lucknow : In what promises to be a gamechanger in the Defense sector, the Brahmos Supersonic Missile will now be made in the Uttar Pradesh Defense Corridor. Bringing much cheer to the sector, Domestic and foreign companies who are working in the sector have taken the initiative to invest in this first Defense Industrial Corridor of the state.
Showing keen interest in taking the plan forward, Sudhir Kumar Mishra, CEO and MD of BrahMos Aerospace has requested for making available 200 acres of land in the Defense Corridor of UP for making BrahMos missile.
To explore future possibilities Sudhir Kumar Mishra recently came to meet Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. During the meeting with the Chief Minister, he elaborated the plan to build BrahMos missile in the Defense Corridor. It was agreed to allot 200 acres of land in Lucknow node for making BrahMos missile.
BrahMos is a short-range ramjet, supersonic cruise missile. It can be launched from submarine, ship, aircraft or even from land. It can fly at a height of 10 meters and is not caught by radar. BrahMos can strike almost twice as fast as America’s Tom Hawk, its strike power is also more than Tom Hawk. It has been jointly developed by Russia’s NPO Machostroyenia and India’s Defense Research and Development Organization. It is based on the technology of Russia’s P-800 Onkis cruise missile.
About 500 engineers and technical people will get direct employment in the BrahMos Production Center which will be built by investing 300 crores on the land to be allotted for making BrahMos missile at Lucknow node. About five thousand people will get indirect employment and 10 thousand people will get work from this production center. More than 100 BrahMos missiles are planned to be built in the next three years. It is worth noting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the creation of a Defense Corridor in UP during the Investors’ Summit in January 2018.