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Arihant Class SSBN - India's Domestic Nuclear Submarine

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by SpArK, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. S K Mittal

    S K Mittal Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    INS Arihant will surely make Indians to proud.
     
  2. Criminal

    Criminal FULL MEMBER

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    Actually an SSBN will make me more proud
    Arihant is some what of a SSN class sub, whose reactor is yet to go Critical
    but its expected to go critical in the early weeks of June

    Earlier i know that it was slated to be done around 14th May (read in news)

    The BO-5 Missiles that are to be deployed on the Arihant
    are medium range missiles, until the K-4s arrive, this will have to do.
     
  3. zambino

    zambino 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    i hv seen only one pic other than dis.. Can u post the other 2 pics plzzzzzzz sir..
     
  4. kaku

    kaku Major Technical Analyst

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    Man Arihant is a SSBN, not SSN.:fighting1: . And BTW, what is the BO-5 missile, I never heard it about.
     
  5. MAFIAN GOD

    MAFIAN GOD Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    This is the so called "missile silo" of INS Arihant.:whistle::pleasantry:
    [​IMG]

    And this is the best picture.:tup:
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  6. MAFIAN GOD

    MAFIAN GOD Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    B-05 is the codeword of K-15 Sagarika missile.:wink:
     
  7. Criminal

    Criminal FULL MEMBER

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    The missile whose name has been variously given as Sagarika
    or at times K-15 or even Dhanush has been named as
    BO-5 and is a medium-range ballistic missile by the DRDO
    Its was tested in jan this year, dont you remember ?

    Arihant an SSBN, oh please, its more of a hybrid between SSBN and SSN
    and at 6000 Tones its more of a SSN

    SSBNs are normally in the class of 12000 Tones or more
     
  8. Criminal

    Criminal FULL MEMBER

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    yup
     
  9. MAFIAN GOD

    MAFIAN GOD Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Actually INS Arihant is more of a SSGN. It can carry Ballistic missile as well as cruise missile and torpedo :butcher:
     
  10. Criminal

    Criminal FULL MEMBER

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    Yes, i can agree to that :mrgreen:
     
  11. Foxtrot

    Foxtrot Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    If we can use HMX based HE propellants with light weight graphite-epoxy body.........I think a missile of K-4's dimensions can do much more than just 3500km.....
     
  12. S K Mittal

    S K Mittal Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    You should be more responsible while posting.
     
  13. brahmos_ii

    brahmos_ii Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Moving towards completing its nuclear triad, India will activate the atomic reactor on-board the indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant next week paving way for its operational deployment by the Navy soon.

    “We are gearing up for the sea trials of Arihant,” DRDO chief V K Saraswat said today at an award function here.
    “The nuclear reactor on-board the INS Arihant would be made critical (activated) in first week of June,” sources said on the development of the nuclear submarine.

    Nuclear triad is the ability to fire nuclear-tipped missiles from land, air and sea. After the nuclear reactor is activated, the agencies concerned can work towards readying the warship for operational deployments soon.

    INS Arihant has been undergoing trials at Navy’s key submarine base in Vishakhapatnam and would be launched for sea trials after the nuclear reactor goes critical.

    The DRDO has also readied a medium-range nuclear missile BO-5 for being deployed on the Arihant and its last developmental trial was held on January 27 off the coast of Vishakhapatnam.

    The nuclear submarine will help India achieve the capability of going into high seas without the need to surface the vessel for long durations.

    Conventional diesel-electric submarines have to come up on surface at regular intervals for charging the cells of the vessel.

    INS Arihant reactor to be made critical next week | idrw.org
     
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  14. Ved Mishra

    Ved Mishra Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Not heard of firing the nuclear reactor if INS Arihant. Its was supposed to happen somewhere in June.
    :crazy:
     
  15. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    Induction is confirmed by end of the year. Unless there is a delay it is not gonna be reported until induction date.

    Ins Arihant sea trials by month and induction-end-2013.html
     

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