It is based on the Russian P-800 Oniks cruise missile and other similar sea-skimming Russian cruise missile technology.
The name Brah Mos is a portmanteau formed from the names of two rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and the Moskva of Russia.
(US5.2 million) will be invested in the facility to make Brah Mos components and integrate the missile systems.
This was necessitated by the increased order book of the missile system, with orders having been placed by both the Indian Army and Navy.
On 21 March 2010, Brah Mos was test-fired and struck a free-floating ship piercing it above the waterline and destroying it completely.
This test was done to evaluate more than 25 sub-systems of the missile which were produced by the Indian industry, like the power systems, materials for air frame components, guidance scheme and various electric systems.