India interested in Russian coastal missile systems

BAL-E Coastal Missile System
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Russian company Morinformsystem-Agat JSC,  said at Defexpo India 2016  it is ready to look for mutually beneficial patterns of cooperation with India and want to strike a balance of interest with all the parties at stake be it Indian government or Indian business.

Antsev, director general-chief designer at Concern Morinformsystem- Agat JSC, said, ”We are aware of the plans to localise the technology in India. It is the governments of Russia and India who are to decide on the sensitive issue of technology transfer in each particular case. But we are ready to take our part in whatever Navalprojects our governments agree upon.”

“Indians are showing particular interest to the system of electronic monitoring “Kasatka”, radar systems, coastal mobile missile system «Bal-E», «Club-M», Coastal modular operational point”, – reported in the Group.

BAL-E  – is the  Russian Coastal  subsonic anti-ship missile system. The system consists of a self-propelled command control and communications centre, self-propelled launchers, a transport and reloader machine and communications vehicle, a total of up to 11 special vehicles.

The coastal missile system is capable of hitting targets at ranges up to 120 kilometers at any time and under any weather conditions. The time of deployment after a march – 10 minutes, cruising range – 850 kilometers, ammunition – 64 missiles, the number of missiles in one salvo – 32.

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The Club missiles are known by NATO as the SS-N-27 “Sizzler.”

The CLUB-M is a multifunctional mobile coastal missile system designed to destroy the following target types:

  • antiship missiles against various types of surface ships (both individual and within a group) in the conditions of organized enemy countermeasures;
  • missiles against ground targets stationary objects on enemy territories (administrative and economic centers, munition depots and petrochemical storages, command centers, port and airfield infrastructures, etc.).

Every self-propelled launcher accommodates up to 6 (six) missiles in transporter-launcher containers (TLC).

The Club-K missiles have satellite navigation, which currently would utilize the U.S. GPS and the Russian GLONASS systems, and possibly also China’s Beidou 2 system and Europe’s Galileo in the future.

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