The Indian Navy has received delivery of the first BrahMos missile which will be installed on its Talwar class frigates which are currently being built at the Yantar shipyard at Russia’s Kaliningrad, Jane’s Defence has reported.
BrahMos aerospace will also supply an eight-cell vertical launch system (VLS) and a ship-borne control unit to the Indian Navy for integration into the battleships.
As part of the Talwar Project 1135.6, India would receive the delivery of two modified Krivak III-class frigates, which will incorporate various Indian designs and manufacturing systems.
As reported recently, the hulls of these two frigates are already ready and they have been launched into the water by the ship makers.
Both the ships are expected to be delivered to India by 2022 and when complete, would be armed with the deadly BrahMos missile.
In total, Indian Navy is expected to induct four such frigates, two of which would be built in Goa. The total deal for the warships is said to be worth $2.2 billion.