India’s Homemade Specialty Alloy To Drastically Cut Brahmos Cost


India has developed its own specialty aluminum alloy that is being used to construct critical parts of the BhraMos missile — the world’s first and only supersonic cruise missile. The state-own Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) locally developed the alloy that was earlier imported from Russia.

This is crucial to the development and capacity enhancement of the BhraMos missile, as the manufacturers hope to make substantial cost savings with the locally developed alloy that is being used for the construction of the fuel tank and airframe of the missile.

“A majority of these different grades of alloys are located in the F3 section, which comprises fuel tanks and airframe,” DRDO added. Read More…

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