Mumbai. 30 January 2023. Godrej Aerospace, a unit of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd., today handed over a `Technology Booster for the BrahMos project to Atul Rane, OS & Director General (BrahMos), DRDO and CEO & MD BrahMos Aerospace in the presence of Dr. G Raja Singh, Project Director, BrahMos – DRDL, Captain (IN) D K Alwan, Director MSQAA, Dr. K Ramesh Kumar, Executive Director (Production), BrahMos, Vice Admiral. S R Sarma (Retd.), Director Technical, BrahMos.

BRAHMOS is a two-stage missile with a solid propellant booster engine as its first stage which brings it to supersonic speed and then gets separated. The liquid ramjet or the second stage then takes the missile closer to 3 Mach speed in cruise phase. BrahMos is a modification of Soviet era anti-ship missiles [Oniks, Yakont] developed by the Reutov Design Bureau in the late 1980s. The name derived from India’s Brahmaputra and Russia’s Moskva rivers. The first test launch was conducted on June 12, 2001, at the Chandipur range in Odisha, India, and subsequently, the missiles began production at enterprises in both countries.