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Vietnam Negotiating BrahMos Missile Buy With India: Report

Vietnam is in talks with India to buy BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles.

The negotiations started not too long ago, The Eurasian Occasions reported, citing an official with BrahMos Aerospace, underlining {that a} deal just isn’t imminent.

Producer BrahMos Aerospace is a three way partnership between the Indian Defence Analysis and Improvement Organisation and Russia’s NPO Mashinostroyeniya.

The report comes days after an Indian outlet reported that the 2 international locations would doubtless signal a missile deal within the coming days.

Citing sources, Zee Enterprise wrote that the deal might be inked throughout Vietnam Protection Minister Phan Văn Giang‘s go to to New Delhi on June 19.

In response to the outlet, Hanoi might order three to 5 batteries for an estimated $625 million. Every battery prices round $125 million.

The BrahMos

The BrahMos missile has been operational within the Indian navy since 2005. 

The medium-range ramjet missile might be launched from land, ship, and air platforms. A submarine-launched model is beneath growth.

The three Mach plus missile has a variety of as much as 500 kilometers (310 miles). The vary of the export variant is restricted to 290 kilometers (180 miles).

Longer-range and hypersonic variations of the missile are reportedly being deliberate.

The Philippines purchased three BrahMos batteries in 2021 to bolster its anti-ship capabilities for about $362 million.