Order values for 2 missiles systems from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) exceeded the R&D expenditure incurred on 6 missiles. This data is for the year 2006.
Prithvi Missile variants including Dhanush and Brahmos order values till 2006 was Rs 3585 Crores (round figure). These include both the delivered quantities and orders under execution. This data includes the letter of intent purchases forwarded to DRDO from the three services.
This figure is significant as the development cost of Prithvi variants, Brahmos, Trishul, Akash and Nag put togther is Rs 2000 Crores (round figure).
Indian Armed Forces have placed the first minimum order quantity for these missile systems as they will be used for formation of necessary infrastructure, training and operational procedures. Once the users are through with this process, more orders will be placed.
Akash, Trishul and Nag missile projects are awating user orders as these projects are near successful completion.
DRDO has a very successful missile development programme.