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IISc & MAI to get $1 million each to develop BrahMos hypersonic cruise missile Print E-mail
Written by Arjun   
Friday, 19 August 2011
Brahmos Aerospace will fund a joint effort of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) for them to work on developing a hypersonic cruise missile capable of flying at Mach 7 speed. The intellectual property of the research will be with BrahMos.

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) will initially receive funds of $1 million each. The funding could be increased depending on the progress achieved by the institutes working on the project. There will be an exchange of scientists and engineers between IISc and MAI.

The joint project is expected to develop new technologies in materials, electronics, guidance, propulsion and warhead, which the new missile will need. The new cruise missile, based on scram-jet technology, will be capable of flying at more than twice the speed of the existing BrahMos missile.

The Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad is working on a scram-jet for the BrahMos missile, which will be integrated into the airframe, guidance system and warhead that are to be developed by IISc and MAI.

BrahMos CEO Sivathanu Pillai, MAI Director Gerashenko Anatoly and Russian Federation Minister for Science and Technology Furshenko Andrei signed the agreement.

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