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After Shourya ,now focus shifts to K-4 Missiles

Discussion in 'Indian Military Doctrine' started by flanker143, Sep 26, 2011.

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  1. flanker143

    flanker143 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    After third successful launch of the hypersonic missile â€￾ Shourya “, DRDO is all set to start production of the missiles . Shourya which is a land-variant of India’s K-15 missile which is a Submarine launched missile iscurrently been fitted into the Navy’s nuclear-powered submarine, Arihant.

    While the development work of Shourya is almost over and the missile is all set to enter production , focus now has shifted to another Submarine launched missile which has been under development for a while . K-4 which will be a modified Agni-III ,with range of 3000 km and been in development for a while , will see renewed pace in its development .

    DRDO has not confirmed or denied existence of K-4 missile in media , but sources have confirmed about its existence , while K-4 is still under development and first test will not be held soon , instead DRDO want to carry out further test of K-15 to validate test parameters for a under launched platform .

    In past Indian navy had refused to loan a Diesel Kilo Class submarine to DRDO for modification and testing of K-15 missile due to shortage of submarines in Indian navy . but media reports indicate that DRDO secretly tested the missile from a submerged canister in 2006 period , but DRDO have never cleared this reports .

    K-15 will be first armed on India’s Nuclear powered submarine INS Arihant , after it completes it harbor and deep sea level tests , plans are also in place to second diesel submarine line which India wants to manufacture and purchase for its Navy .
     
  2. vikas jat

    vikas jat Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    good job
     
  3. A haseeb A

    A haseeb A Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Initial SLBM tests can be carried out by using submerged canisters...until they are reloable enough to be tested by actual Submarines.Congradulations anyway...

    Hope Pakistan conducts tests of Babur SLCM/LACM soon...
     
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    Foxtrot Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    India urgently needs the K-4s and even longer range SLBM....to complete the nuclear triad.....and have a successful nuclear deterent.......
     
  5. Mr Hit Smith

    Mr Hit Smith 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    K-4 is not a modified Version Of Agni III.
    K series BM's and Agni BM's are Different!

    >>> Shaurya missile is a land version of the under-water launched K-15 missile <<<

    Correct me if i am wrong! :what:
     
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    A haseeb A Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    The K-4 is a rumored version of Agni-3,modified as SLBM ...and Shaurya is K-15...
     
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    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    All My emotions are summed up in this :india:
     
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  8. Nick 779

    Nick 779 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    No rumours:nono: K series and AGNI series are different types of missiles. K series are canisterised while Agni series are not. According to a report K series of missiles are going to be India's future missiles. The most important point is that K series of missiles while employing new technologies have a high success rate (nearly 100%) of tests than Agni series of missiles.
     
  9. A haseeb A

    A haseeb A Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Look,K-4 isn't going to be a totally new missile.It will be heavily based on Agni-3,rather a highly modified version of Agni-3,with a new ReV design,Underwater boost mechanism,tube launch etc...the rest is going to be somewhat the same...

    The reason why they will be very succesful is that of course DRDO will rectify the flaws faced in previous Agni missiles...
     
  10. Rudrakx

    Rudrakx Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    Agni III

    weight :50 tons
    Payload : 1.5 ton
    Range : 3500 km (with 1.5 ton)
    Length : 17m
    diameter: 2 m

    K-4
    weight :20 tons
    Payload : 1 ton
    Range : 3500 km (with 1.5 ton)
    Length : 10m
    diameter: 1.3 m

    Weight says it all ! I think you get it now , K-4 is not modified Agni-III but its an advanced missile from an advanced missile series , you can campare it with worlds most advanced missile in similar category, its really advanced.

    Shourya is 10 ton missile and K-15 is 17 tons, K-15 is not new missile like Shourya.
     
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    Nick 779 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    If you still did not understand go to the sticky thread "K-series missile in missiles section"
     
  12. Nick 779

    Nick 779 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    After third successful launch of the hypersonic missile ” Shourya “, DRDO is all set to start production of the missiles . Shourya which is a land-variant of India’s K-15 missile which is a Submarine launched missile iscurrently been fitted into the Navy’s nuclear-powered submarine, Arihant
     
  13. Shikari

    Shikari 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    The only similarity between the rumored K-4 and the Agni-III are their range. That has led to nooby speculations that they are "somehow" similar. This is not the case. They are vastly different and K-4, as many have pointed out before me, is much more advanced.
     
  14. Mr Hit Smith

    Mr Hit Smith 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Hello,

    Even a Modified (SL) Agni III is too Heavy For Subs!
     
  15. Foxtrot

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    please know the facts before posting comments.......the Agni3 is of 48000kg mass and the modified version will be lighter.........whereas the Trident 2 D5 SLBM currently in service of US navy and British navy weighs around 58500kg which is way heavier than Agni3.......:rolleyes:
     
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