Dec 23, 2008

BRAHMOS Cruise missiles FDC from India

Issue Date:22nd DEC'2008
Details:India post released today two stamps on BRAHMOS in denomination of 500p & 2000p with Miniature Sheet-2500p.
BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land. The acronym BrahMos is perceived as the confluence of the two nations represented by two great rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and the Moskva of Russia. Though India had wanted the BrahMos to be based on a mid range cruise missile, namely P-700 Granit, instead Russia opted for the shorter range sister of the missile, P-800 Oniks, in order to comply with MTCR restrictions, to which Russia is a signatory.
It is a joint venture between India's Defense Research and Development Organization and Russia's NPO Mashinostroeyenia who have together formed the BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited. Propulsion is based on the Russian Yakhont missile, and guidance has been developed by BrahMos Corp. At speeds of Mach 2.5 to 2.8, it is the world's fastest cruise missile and is about three and a half times faster than the U.S.A's subsonic Harpoon cruise missile.
There are 8 variants of the BrahMos:
Ship-to-Ship (operational)
Land-to-Land (operational)
Land-to-Ship (operational)
Ship-to-Land (operational)
Sub-to-Ship and
BrahMos is regarded as the fastest cruise missile and now a hypersonic version of the missile is under development.(Lab Tested with 5.26 Mach Speed)
BRAHMOS name represent two well known rivers,Brahmaputra of India and Moskova of Russia.The calmness and serenity of Moskova River and the power and speed of Brahmaputra depict the main characteristics of “BRAHMOS Supersonic Cruise Missile:,

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Gulfmann Stamps Collection said...

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year


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