BrahMos CEO Dr A. Sivathanu Pillai (top); and (bottom) a launch of the successful missile. Photos: BrahMos Aerospace
(AVIATION WEEK'S INDIA THOUGHT LEADERS Q&A SERIES)By Anantha Krishnan M. | Aviation Week
Bangalore, India | May 27, 2010
The Indo-Russian BrahMos supersonic missile program has made its mark in the international arena with a series of successful launches and subsequent rapid induction by the Indian Army and Navy. Now an air version of the missile is currently under development and will be fitted onto the Su-30MKI platform when ready. AVIATION WEEK caught up with BrahMos Aerospace CEO and Managing Director A. Sivathanu Pillai to learn more.
AW: What do you think has led to the success of BrahMos missile so far?
A.S.P.: Joint venture BrahMos is built upon the technological synergy of strengths of the two nations – India and Russia. Moreover, the superiority of the product such as Speed, Precision and Power has ensured the realization of this high-tech product and attracted the users to go for induction of the system in the shortest possible time. It can be proudly said that the Indian Army is the only land force in the entire globe to have a supersonic maneuverable land-attack cruise missile regiment.
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