L & T to produce Quad Launcher for Brahmos missiles in 18 months

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Quad Launcher
The Quad Launcher has been especially designed for launching BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missiles.

The Quad Launcher or Quadruple Canisterised Inclined Launcher may soon be used for launching BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missiles from the Indian naval ships. A prototype Quad Launcher was handed over to the Brahmos Aerospace Private Limited (BAPL) by the L&T Defence, the defence arm of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) at an event in Pune on Saturday. L & T is one of the leading industry partners of BrahMos Aerospace Pvt. Ltd. (BAPL).

The Quad Launcher has been especially designed for launching BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missiles in an inclined configuration on-board Indian Naval ships. The launcher has several special features. It provides superior firepower as compared to the twin canister, deck mounted launchers and has a capability to support and launch four missiles in a single or salvo mode.

The new Quad Launcher is suitable for warships which have space constraints to accommodate a Vertical Launch Module. The production units of the QCIL will be ready for deployment on Indian Naval Ships in next 18 months.