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Russian- Indian fighter to be armed with Brahmos March 29, 2016

Brahmos Aerospace chief Sudhir Mishra told RIA Novosti during the exhibition Defexpo India 2016 that developers of the Russian-Indian Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) asked to adjust the size of the BrahMos missile, so it can be placed to the internal bay of the aircraft. He also said that four nations are negotiating the purchase of the supersonic BrahMos cruise missiles. He did not specify which nations are interested in buying the missiles. The FGFA has stealth capabilities and is based on the Russian T-50 prototype jet. The FGFA project came about following the signing of a Russian-Indian cooperation agreement on October 18, 2007. BrahMos is a short range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land. It is a joint venture between the Russian Federation's NPO Mashinostroeyenia and India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) who have together formed BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited. It has been used by the Indian Navy since 2005. The missile has a range of 180 miles and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 660 pounds. It is the world's fastest anti-ship cruise missile in operation.

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