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HYDERABAD: The Electronics Corporation of India Ltd (ECIL) has bagged a Rs.50-crore order from BrahMos Aerospace Pvt. Ltd, a joint venture between the Governments of India and Russia, for the supply of mobile command posts (MCPs), mobile autonomous launchers and training simulators. These important elements of India's C41 systems greatly enhance the nation's defence preparedness.

The order is to be executed in about 18 months and will pave the way for further orders of these state-of-the-art systems that have excellent export prospects, according to G. P. Srivastava, Chairman and Managing Director, ECIL.

An ECIL press release said on Monday that the project, taken up under the leadership of A. Sivathanu Pillai, CEO and MD, BrahMos Aerospace, had been successfully completed in a short span of time with the active involvement of both public and private industries.

The prototype has undergone extensive evaluation and field trials and ECIL has emerged as the prime production agency for the weapon complex.

The BrahMos missile has been developed for the Army for static targets.

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