22 February, 2005

IT in India's cruise missile -ZDNet:
IT is being used to integrate the three arms of the defence forces, the army, navy and air force. Take the case of the BrahMos missile, jointly developed by India and Russia(BrahMos-an acronym representing two great rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and the Moskva of Russia) where 70-75% of the cost is accounted for by its IT systems. Earlier, the ratio of weapons system to IT was in the range of 90:10, whereas today it is almost the reverse-the ratio of IT to other components and hardware is in the range of 75:25.

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