Economic Explosives Gets TOT For Mass Production Of A Crucial Solid Propellant Booster Of Brahmos
The Defence Minister Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman has handed over ToT for mass production of a crucial solid propellant booster of Brahmos to Economic Explosives Limited a wholly owned subsidiary of Solar Industries India Limited (Solar Group), during the 'Defence Industry Development' meet organised by Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence (MOD) at Chennai.
This is the latest step towards self-sufficiency in production of the propulsion system for Brahmos missile being imported from Russia. Solar Group is accessing technology transfer from DRDO for Brahmos. Solar Group has already commenced work on missile integration facility which will be completed soon and with this technology transfer, we are looking forward to the trial production of Brahmos by the end of this year.
The BrahMos, a medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarine, ships, aircraft, or land, is the fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world will now be manufactured in India. Currently, India imports about 35 boosters annually and the demand for the booster is going to be high, as Indian Air-force will induct more missiles on its fighter jets in the near future. Since the booster will be indigenously made, the maintenance will be timely as well as cost-effective.