L&T Defence, the defence arm of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and one of the leading industry partners of BrahMos Aerospace (BAPL), has completed the design and prototype realisation of the ‘Quadruple Canisterised Inclined Launcher’ (QCIL or Quad Launcher) for BrahMos missiles. After rigorous trials, it has handed over the prototype Quad launcher to BAPL.
The Quad launcher is designed for launching BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles in an inclined configuration on-board Indian naval ships. The launcher, the firm says, 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 production units of the QCIL will be ready for deployment on Indian naval ships in the next 18 months.