By Dr Anantha Krishnan M
Bengaluru, Feb 18: Aerospace scientists in Bengaluru and Moscow have quietly begun work on the hypersonic version of supersonic cruise missile BrahMos. “They have been breathing only hypersonic for some time now,” BrahMos Aersoapce CEO Sudhir Kumar Mishra told OneIndia during an exclusive interview.
He said ahead of India, the United States of America (X51), Russia (GLL-AP-02) and China (WU14) have already made some attempts in demonstrating unmanned scramjet demonstration flights, leading to their possible hypersonic flights in future. “May be in the next 7-12 years, we want to be the first country in the world to develop a hypersonic missile. We are confident,” Mishra said.
* To receive Sukhoi documents at Aero India
* BrahMos-NG will be a reality
* New BrahMos facility coming up in Rajashtan
* Lean, mean smart organisation best
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