Larson & Toubro’s defence arm and leading partner of BrahMos Aerospace Pvt. Ltd.(BAPL) has successfully completed the design and prototype of the Quadruple Canistered Inclined Launcher(QCIL or Quad Launcher) for BrahMos Missile of the Indian Navy.
L&T’s designed Quad Launcher facilitate for launching BrahMos Supersonic cruise missiles in an inclined configuration on-board Indian Naval ships. This launcher will provide superior firepower as compared to the twin canister, deck mounted launchers with the capability to support and launch 4 missiles in a single or Salvo mode. The new Quad launcher is suitable for warships which have space constraints to provide sufficient space for a vertical launch module.
Mr. Jayant Patil, Whole-time Director(Defence) and the Member of L&T Board, handed QCIL Prototype to Dr. Sudhir Mishra the Director-General(BrahMos) DRDO, CEO & MD, BrahMos Aerospace. As a leading partner of BrahMos, the production unit of the QCIL will be ready for the deployment on the Indian Naval ships in next 18 months.
At the event, Mr. Jayant Patil said-“We have been associated with the development of BrahMos missile programme since 2000, when as part of the composite team led by DRDO, we engaged with the Russian Federation and embarked on this vast project. As proven partners of all variants of Naval Missile launcher for BrahMos, we took up the design of the unique Quad Launcher and realised the prototype in 18 months. The launcher underwent rigorous testing, including by the NPOM specialties, prior to receiving of production clearance. L&T will take up the bulk production of Quad Launchers.”
Dr. Sudhir Mishra from BrahMos Aerospace said, “BrahMos has taken an exemplary lead in the Indian government’s ‘Make-In-India’ drive. In fact, BrahMos Aerospace practices ‘Design-In-India’– the next level of ‘Make-In-India’, which has resulted in the establishment of a consortium of over 200 industries involved in the design, development, testing and production of various systems and sub-systems for the universal BrahMos missile and its various ground/air/sea-based systems.”