KUBINKA (Moscow Region), (Sputnik) — General manager for market promotion Praveen Pathak said that an intermediate-range BrahMos-II capable of reaching the speed of Mach 4 is expected within four to five years.
Scientific research work has begun with the involvement of the Moscow Aviation Institute and an institute in Bangalore, he said.
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It was earlier reported that the cruise missile would revolutionize arms industry, though its exact configuration has yet to be defined.
Currently, the short-range BrahMos flies at the speed of Mach 2.8, Pathak said at the Army-2017 forum near Moscow.
The nine-meter BrahMos missile, which was developed by an Indo-Russian joint venture, is one the fastest missiles in the world, has a flight range of up to 290 km and carries a 200-300 kg conventional warhead.