Russo-Indian Collaboration Eyes Hypersonic Cruise Missile by 2015

The Asian Age reports on a recent Mach 3 test of India’s BrahMos cruise missile. However, India is hoping the BrahMos-II successor will do much more:

The BrahMos could be a laggard when India will become the first country to have cruise missiles that can fly at hypersonic speeds of over 6,000 km per hour. As an agreement for their joint development will be signed with Russia during the visit of the Russian President, Mr Dmitry Medvedev, in December.

The speed of the existing variant of BrahMos is half than that of the proposed ones. The hypersonic missiles are expected to be ready by 2015-16, the sources said.

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