Philippines to receive Brahmos cruise missiles within the next three years

According to information published by Tass on August 3, 2022, the Russia-India Joint Venture BrahMos Aerospace will deliver BrahMos supersonic antiship cruise missiles to the Philippines within the next three years.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 The Brahmos anti-ship cruise missile (Picture source: Tass)

The BrahMos is a medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or land. The missile is a derivative of the Russian-made P-800 Oniks over-the-horizon supersonic anti-ship cruise missile, with a range estimated at between 300 to 400 kilometers.

The BRAHMOS missile is the leading supersonic cruise missile capable of hitting sea-based targets beyond radar horizons. The missile with pinpoint accuracy can be launched as far as 290-km from the target.

It can be launched in either inclined or vertical configuration based on the type of the ship or user requirements. The potential carriers are Frigate, Corvette, Offshore patrol vessels, and any other type of ships.

The BRAHMOS missile has also been tested in vertical configuration from a moving warship. This has proved the missile’s vertical launch capabilities from a moving platform and also that of the Universal Vertical Launcher Module (UVLM), designed and developed by BrahMos.

UVLM, a next-generation system far superior to the design concept followed worldwide, will be used for future ship installation in a vertical configuration for BRAHMOS.

BRAHMOS can be launched in single or in a salvo from a ship towards single or different types of targets within an interval of 2-2.5 seconds in various trajectories. A salvo of 8 missiles can penetrate and destroy a group of frigates having modern anti-missile defenses.