Philippines to acquire BrahMos cruise missiles for $375 million

What is the news?

India has signed a $375-million contract with the Philippines for the supply of 24-30 BrahMos cruise missiles.

What are Brahmos Missiles?

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How would a Brahmos missile protect the Philippines from China?

In a hypothetical armed confrontation that involves warships of China attacking the Philippines, the Chinese ships would be detected at ranges beyond 500 km by the surveillance-and-guidance radar of the BrahMos battery. 

It would alert the battery command post, which would automatically designate the most suitable launcher vehicles to take on specific targets. 

As the aggressor missile closed in, the command post would give the launch command at an appropriate moment.

What is the significance of this deal for India?

Firstly, this constitutes India’s largest-ever weapons sale abroad.

Secondly, it would help in attaining the target of $5 billion in defense exports by 2025. 

Furthermore, It would elevate India’s stature as a responsible regional superpower.

Source: This post is based on the article ‘Philippines to acquire BrahMos cruise missiles for $375 million’ published in Business Standard on 29th January 2022.

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