Russia Tries to Foist One of Their Cruise Missiles On Myanmar

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BrahMos anti-ship cruise missile of russian-Indian production / Illustrative image from open sources
BrahMos anti-ship cruise missile of russian-Indian production / Illustrative image from open sources

But apparently forgot that in Myanmar there aren’t any carriers for russian weapons

The Navy Recognition, with reference to Kremlin propagandists from TASS, wrote that Myanmar allegedly intends to purchase BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles of joint russian-Indian production. Interestingly, Myanmar plans to take the money for the purchase of such anti-ship missiles from a loan from the Indian government.

It was russian sources who were the first to report on such an intention of the Burmese government. And it seems that in this case the Kremlin is in too much of a hurry to make wishful thinking come true, i.e. that there are still buyers in the world for "one-of-a-kind" russian-made weapons, even if they are backward Asian dictatorships.

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Indian Su-30MKY fighter with BrahMos cruise missile / Open sources photo

In its desire to make wishful thinking come true, the russian federation was in such a hurry that it forgot to make such an amendment, that Myanmar does not have carriers that could use the BrahMos anti-ship missiles.

For example, the aviation version of this missile is made specifically for the Su-30 type fighter. Myanmar only has Russian MiG-29s and Chinese F-7 and JF-17 fighter jets that are not adapted for carrying BrahMos missiles.

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BrahMos missile launch from an Indian Su-30MKY fighter / Illustrative photo from open sources

The Myanmar Navy has 5 frigates, 3 missile corvettes and 5 missile boats, the main weapons of them are Chinese the C-802 anti-ship cruise missiles, which have a fuselage length of 5 meters and are launched from horizontal launchers.

In turn, BrahMos in the naval version has a fuselage length of 8 meters, and can only be launched from a vertical launcher.

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Test launch of a BrahMos cruise missile from the Indian Navy destroyer INS Ranvijay, which belonged to the Soviet Project 61, December 2020 / Open source photo

Theoretically, there is still an option with BrahMos in the version of the coastal anti-ship complex. But in this case both India and russia can’t say much about their success.

For example, in January 2022, the Indian government signed a supply contract for two batteries of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles worth $375 million. However, it’s still unclear about any progress in the execution of this contract.

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BrahMos coastal anti-ship complex / Open source photo

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