Egypt Eyes Russian-Indian BrahMos Cruise Missile

India wants to become an arms exporter, and the BrahMos cruise missile jointly developed with Russia is one of the first candidates to be sold to foreign countries. One of the potential customers is Egypt, who has been showing interested in the missile for several years

Egypt is showing an increasing interest in the BrahMos, a medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile developed by India and Russia. According to a Twitter report by Livefist, an Egyptian delegation visited the BrahMos stand at DefExpo 2018.

Egyptian interest in the missile began somewhere in 2016, the Financial Express reported. According to the Brahmand website, Egypt's Chief of the Armed Forces Armament Authority met with CEO the MD of BrahMos Aerospace during his visit to the BrahMos pavilion at DefExpo in Chennai.

The BrahMos is a medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarine, ships, aircraft, or land. It is the product of BrahMos Aerospace, a joint venture between the Russian Federation's NPO Mashinostroeyenia and India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

The missile has a flight range of up to 290 km and can reach a speed of 2.8 Mach. According to The Diplomat, the extended-range air-launched variant of the BrahMos, designated BrahMos-ER, will purportedly be capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 800 kilometers.

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