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Arihant Class SSBN - India's Domestic Nuclear Submarine

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  1. WMD

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    I'm not actually happy with arihant. its a step towards a operational nuk triad but its a very small one. we hav got the newest ssbn but its nowhere comparable to the ssbn other countries r operating, be it size, firepower or tech.
    we do not hav a true icbm, let alone a submarine launched one. it will be more 5-6 yrs to get k-4 and even that doesn't hav comparable range to what our treacherous neighbor is operating. the ssgn of other countries r actually bigger than our ssbn and this is just the tip of the iceberg.
    cherry on cake, we got ball-less politician as policy maker and we got an Italian waitress to decide our fate.
     
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  2. vstol jockey

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    Its our first step towards nuke power at sea. Long journeys start with first small steps.
     
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    Construction of a second Arihant-class nuclear submarine, to be named INS Aridaman, is moving fast at the Shipbuilding Centre (SBC) in Visakhapatnam. It is slated for launch by 2012 year-end or in the first quarter of 2013

    Defence Blog - Satyamev Jayate: Second Indian SSBN to be launched in late 2012
     
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    You proved my point.
     
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    Other than the K-15 missiles, are there any plans of modifying the Agni series as SLBMs??
     
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    Agni-3 into K-4
    Agni-4 into K-5

    And K-4 program is in full swing right now and we may see its trials in next 2 years.
     
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    K-15 to be Test fired from INS Arihant this month | idrw.org

    India has to wait for a couple of months more to witness the much-awaited first-ever sea trial of indigenously built nuclear powered submarine INS Arihant fitted with ballistic missile K-15.

    Earlier scheduled to be test-fired from Arihant, the submarine-launched ballistic missile K-15 is being readied to be launched from a pontoon (replica of a submarine) off Vizag coast later this month. Defence sources said the Arihant-class submarine, launched on July 26, 2009 from the Naval dockyard at Visakhapatnam, is yet to start its sea trials. The submarine is a part of the country’s Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) programme. India is the fifth country to have this kind of technology after the US, Russia, France and China.
    Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister and DRDO Chief V K Saraswat said this time the test of K-15 would be from the pontoon which has been positioned at a location off the Andhra Pradesh coast. “But the test planned next year will be definitely from Arihant-class submarine. The platform is being readied at the shipyard for the maiden trial,” he told this paper over phone.

    Initially announced to be ready for induction by year-end, the submarine is now expected to be inducted in the Navy by 2014 because it has to complete at least two or three trials before deployment. India has plans to build four more submarines of this class. “The new generation nuke powered submarines will help India become a credible nuclear deterrent. Once inducted, the country will achieve its goal of possessing the nuclear triad of having three nuclear arms platforms – land, air and undersea,” said a scientist.

    INS Arihant is about 120 metres long and its displacement goes up to 7,000 tonnes. It can be armed with 12 vertically launched missiles like K-15 and 533-mm torpedos at a time. The indigenously developed K-15 missile is about 10 metres in length and about one metre in diameter. Its launch weight is about 10 tonnes.

    With a strike range of about 700 km, the K-15 is one of the most ambitious projects of the DRDO. After its successful induction next year, the DRDO would go for the developmental trials of its longer-range K-4 missile to strengthen its undersea attacks.
     
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    Indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant (destroyer of enemies) is all set for sea trials in the coming weeks. Its pressurised water reactor is slated to go “critical” allowing the 6,000-tonne undersea platform to complete its last stage of testing called “sea trails” that includes operating the vessel in all possible scenarios, its mandated depth, its sonars and radars. This will include testing of on board missiles and weapons, including nuclear-tipped ones.

    If everything goes on track, sea trails of the Arihant could commence anytime within four weeks to eight weeks from now. The miniaturisation of the reactor was a challenge that has been overcome.
    Sea trails had to be delayed a few times due to technical reasons. On December 3, Naval Chief Admiral DK Joshi said harbour acceptance trials for the under-development vessel had been completed. “We expect to have good news for the nation very soon,” he had added.

    Arihant, launched in July 2009 at Visakhapatnam, is first of the series of three ballistic missile submarines (SSBN) that India proposes to build at a cost of Rs 30,000 crore.

    Induction of Arihant into the fleet would complete the crucial third leg of India’s nuclear triad-the ability to fire nuclear weapons from land, air and sea. Sea trials of Arihant will be globally watched even as India will enter the exclusive club of nations that have the capacity to build nuclear-powered submarines. Only the US, Russia, the UK, France and China have the technology, at present.

    Though India is still building a nuclear-powder submarine-considered to be a very complex technology-its Navy has a fully integrated Akula class nuclear submarine, the INS Chakra, leased from Russia for 10 years.

    New Delhi has already announced that the INS Arihant will go on deterrent patrol aimed at providing the ability of a retaliatory “second strike” in case of a nuclear attack. The submarine will carry its full load of nuclear-tipped missiles that can be launched from under the sea.

    The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has already announced that it has successfully developed nuclear-tipped submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs). The project was a closely guarded secret at the development stage and was called the “Sagarika Project” or by its code name the K-15. This has been tested several times using a pressurised canister submerged under water to mimic a submarine-style launch. So far, countries like the US, Russia, France, China and the UK have the capability to launch a submarine-based ballistic missile.

    Nuclear sub Arihant headed for sea trials | idrw.org
     
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    Does anyone know what's the maximum submerged displacement of Arihant? I think 6k tons is the surfaced
    displacement, correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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    Wow really, any more info on that ?
     
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    Initially announced to be ready for induction by end of this year, the submarine is now expected to be inducted in the Navy by 2014 because it has to complete at least two or three trials before deployment. India has plans to build four more submarines of this class.

    “The new generation nuke powered submarines will help India become a credible nuclear deterrent. Once inducted, the country will achieve its goal of possessing the nuclear triad of having three nuclear arms platforms – land, air and undersea,” said a scientist.

    INS Arihant is about 120 meter long and its displacement is upto 7,000 tons. It can be armed with 12 vertically launched missiles like K-15 and 533-mm torpedos at a time. The submarine will be powered by 85-MW nuclear reactor. It has a surface speeds of 22 to 28 kmph or 12 to 15 knots, apart from a submerged speed of 44 kmph or 24 knots.

    K-15 test this month, INS Arihant to wait - The New Indian Express

    Taken from a old artical
     
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    Pls have patience and wait for the good news. We will have it very soon.
     
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    well arihant is a great submarine, but wen u compare sonar and electronic package, it lacks the punch expect for Ushus and Panchendriya sonar. whereas the USA, French, British and even the Russian submarines have a better electronic package. i dont exactly mean that we can match usa or french, but at least the sub should have a descent electronic package. BTW this is my post. sorry if my comment is immature and wrong.
     
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