Thailand wants to buy BrahMos cruise missiles and has been in talks with India for the purchase. The BrahMos missile system can be used in ground attack and shore defence modes. The BrahMos missile has a range of about 300km and weighs 2.5 tonnes. The missile was developed by India in collaboration with Russia and has a maximum speed of 3,450 kmph. While Thailand expressed interest in the missiles some time back, discussions picked up pace after the visit of Royal Thai Navy Chief Admiral Ruddit to India in December last year. The two sides are likely to sign a sale contract next year.