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Growing Interest: Middle East and North African Nations Eye BrahMos Missiles with Rising Enthusiasm

© PhotoINS Mormugao, the latest guided-missile Destroyer, successfully hit 'Bulls Eye' during her maiden Brahmos Supersonic cruise missile firing
INS Mormugao, the latest guided-missile Destroyer, successfully hit 'Bulls Eye' during her maiden Brahmos Supersonic cruise missile firing - Sputnik India, 1920, 29.02.2024
Sukhoi-30 fighter jets, which have the capability of being equipped with BrahMos missiles, have piqued the interest of countries in the MENA region. As a result, ongoing discussions are taking place with these friendly nations, according to defence officials.
India is actively seeking to boost its defence exports and sources quoted by ANI on Thursday reported that countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, which have cordial relations with India, are showing keen interest in both ground-launched and air-launched variants of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile.
India's strategic positioning of aircraft capable of delivering supersonic cruise missiles with a range in excess of 450 km is attracting the attention of nations in various regions.

According to defense officials, "Some friendly countries in the MENA region operate Sukhoi-30 fighter jets, which can be equipped with the BrahMos. They have shown interest in this powerful capability and discussions have been held with them.

Delegates from various nations have engaged with BrahMos teams to understand the missile's capabilities and potential, according to sources cited by ANI.
© SputnikBrahmos rocket (mob)
Brahmos rocket (mob) - Sputnik India, 1920, 29.02.2024
Brahmos rocket (mob)

In the Philippines, BrahMos Aerospace has achieved significant success, obtaining orders for future supplies of BrahMos missile batteries.

Some countries in the region are exploring the land-attack versions of the missile, with India actively supporting these initiatives at the highest levels.

BrahMos Aerospace Chairman Atul D. Rane emphasizes the increase in missile system exports, in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's target of $5 billion in military hardware exports by 2025.

BrahMos Aerospace has recently achieved significant success in the domestic market by securing orders worth Rs 19,000 crore, or $2.2 million, from the Indian Navy for over 200 missiles.
These missiles will be used for anti-ship and land-attack roles. The Navy's order followed approval by the Cabinet Committee on Security at its recent meeting.
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