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In a positive development, Yogi Adityanath government has shown a 200-acre piece of land in Lucknow, as requested, to the BRAHMOS Aerospace Joint Venture company for setting up a BRAHMOS Missile unit in the state, reports News18.
Notably, the CEO and MD of BrahMos Aerospace, Sudhir Kumar Mishra, had written to UPEIDA CEO and Additional Chief Secretary (home), Avanish Awasthi, on 24 August seeking 200-acre land for its project at the Defence Corridor for making the BrahMos missile.
A delegation from BrahMos Aerospace also met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who offered his full support for the project.
BrahMos is the joint venture between the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Russia's NPO Mashinostroyenia that designs, develops and produces the world's fastest supersonic cruise missile- BrahMos.
The BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile is the only unique, precise and state-of-the-art cruise missile in the world. It is based on the technology of Russia's P-800 Oniks cruise missile.
About 500 engineers and technical people will get direct employment in the BrahMos production centre which will be built by investing Rs 300 crores on the land to be allotted for making missiles, said a government spokesman.
Apart from this, about 5,000 people will get indirect employment and 10,000 people will get work through the production centre.
Civil construction for the project is expected to begin within three months of getting possession of the land and more than 100 BrahMos missiles are planned to be built in the next three years.