At the third groundbreaking event on June 3, a life-size replica of the supersonic cruise missile system, BrahMos, will display UP’s defence sector manufacturing capabilities to investors.
On December 26, 2021, Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath lay the foundation stone for the BrahMos Manufacturing Centre and the Defence Technology and Test Centre of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
“Brahmos is India’s pride, and Lucknow will soon be home to its manufacturing.” “To advocate for our efforts in the sector, the missile will be shown at the third ground breaking ceremony venue,” said Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi, cabinet minister for industries and infrastructure development in Uttar Pradesh, on Tuesday.
The BrahMos Manufacturing Centre, according to a defence ministry memorandum, is a contemporary, state-of-the-art facility in the Lucknow node of the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor (UPDIC). It will cover about 200 acres and create the new generation (NG) variant of the missile, which will continue the BrahMos weapons system’s lineage.
“This new model will be smaller, lighter, and more intelligent.” It was created to be used on a variety of modern military platforms, including land, sea, underwater, and air. In the next years, it will significantly improve the Indian military’s modern fighting capacity and flexibility,” Nandi said, adding that the production unit is likely to be operational in the next two to three years.
“Once production begins, the centre will produce 80-100 missiles each year,” the minister stated, adding that the Defense Technology and Test Centre that will be built is also a first.