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India set to test launch another Nuke capable Submarine Missile on January 31st

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by defc0n, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. defc0n

    defc0n 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is readying for a fresh trial of its long range nuke-capable submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) K-4 from an underwater platform in the last week of this month.

    If things go as per the programme, defence sources said the indigenously built most powerful underwater missile having a strike range of around 3,500 km will be test fired from a submerged pontoon, which is almost identical to a submarine, on January 31.

    Though the missile has been designed to be launched from a depth of 50 metres, this time the scientists are planning to fire it from the undersea platform nearly 20-30 metre deep in the Bay of Bengal.

    A defence official said while the preparation for the test is going on in full swing, tracking equipment has been moved in ships to be placed at test location and point of impact.

    Having a length of 12 metres and diameter of 1.3 metres, K-4 missile weighs around 17 tonne and is capable of carrying a warhead of around two tonne. Basically a ballistic missile, the K-4 combines the aspects of both cruise and ballistic missile, which use multiple-stage rockets to exit the atmosphere and re-enter in a parabolic trajectory.

    The country’s first indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant has already been inducted in the Indian Navy and this submarine will be equipped with the K-series missiles.

    Apart from the 700-km range K-15, renamed as B-05, which has been successfully test fired several times and K-4, India has one more missile in the series. SLBM K-5 having a striking capability of over 5,000 km is under development.

    All the K-series missiles are faster, lighter and stealthier. The missiles are far more difficult to tackle as they skulk clandestinely undersea and manoeuvrable thus minimising the chance to be shot down by the enemy.

    Apart from the K-series missiles, India has the submarine version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in its arsenal to boost its second-strike capabilities. The DRDO is also developing the air version of K-series missiles which can be fitted with fighter aircraft.

    The DRDO is expecting a successful trial of the missile as it would strengthen the country’s position in the exclusive club of six nations including Russia, USA, France, Britain and China which have the capability of firing missiles from air, land and undersea.

    Link : http://www.defencenews.in/article.aspx?id=250052
     
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  2. Ripcord322

    Ripcord322 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    We would never know...If this is true...

    NSA and MoD have clear directives out... Nothing Goes out about a strategic system.... Nothing....No Names....No Photos...No Dates....And forget anything about videos... :lol:

    Recent Agni Tests were not well publicised...Only A Message from DRDO and some congratulatory messages...No photos no Videos... Nothing...

    The NAVAREA's and The NOTAM's can only be used to deduce the range and perhaps the type....
    But they can be easily masked...

    Example. If A NAVAREA/NOTAM is put out for some 4000 KM range....The Test Might as well be a K-4...But the Government will say it's an Agni 3 or an Agni 4....

    *Heck they might as well say....Fuc* off...we tested a 'star wars super weapon'...Now mind your own business...* :lol: :lol:

    We can never know.... Unless of course....We have James Bonds on this forum....

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    PS : Calling out all the James Bonds.... Austin Powers....Jack Ryans....Jack Reachers....Ethan Hunts....
    Please....Spill out a bit....
     
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  3. defc0n

    defc0n 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    NOTAM/NAVAREA for this test will be interesting despite the fact that it can be masked. Some calculated guesses can be made regarding what happened.
     
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    mugundhan 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Whether k-15 is tested from Arihant?
     
  5. Inactive

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    Read user trials .... of K-4 ----- again.
     
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