Skip to comments.India testfires World First Supersonic submarine launched Cruise Missile
Posted on 03/21/2013 8:14:02 PM PDT by MBT ARJUN
India successfully testfired its submarine-launched version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile for the first time on Wednesday in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of the southern port city of Visakhapatnam, a top official said. "The submarine-launched version of BrahMos was successfully testfired from an underwater pontoon near Visakhapatnam in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. This is the first testfiring of an underwater supersonic cruise missile anywhere in the world and the missile traveled its complete range of over 290 km," Head of BrahMos A. Sivathanu Pillai told the media. With the testfiring, India became the world's first country to have this capability. The country has already successfully testfired the ship and ground- launched versions of the missile for the Indian Navy and the Indian Army respectively. "BrahMos missile is fully ready for fitment in submarines in vertical launch configuration which will make the platform one of the most powerful weapon platforms in the world," Pillai added. A hypersonic version of the missile is currently under development with speed of Mach 7 to boost aerial fast strike capability. It is expected to be ready for testing by 2017, according to sources. The BrahMos missile program is a joint venture between India's state-owned Defense Research and Development Organisation and Russia's NPO Mashinostroeyenia who have together formed BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited. The name BrahMos is a portmanteau formed from the names of two rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and the Moskva of Russia.
Meanwhile, we wind down our capabilities.
Hope it works well against Chinese aircraft carriers.
Doubt it considering the intake
BrahMos: It’s what’s fer dinner!
You think the “pock-ee-stan-ians” are a bit more nervous today?
I should make a scale model rocket of it!
290km is just a hogwash to comply with MTCR.The actual range is around 500-600km.
Its an air breathing ,ram jet Missile.Currently the world Fastest CMissile.
Supersonic... because those boats might outrun a subsonic missile /s
You doubt "what"?
Aero or propulsion expert, are you?
It won’t need to outrun the boats, but just the anti-missile systems protecting it.
An aircraft carrier has a snowball’s chance in Hell of being able to swat out a supersonic missile locked onto it. Imagine a rainstorm of these...
India had those thousands of years ago...
Dunno how USN supersonic missile defense has improved in the last two decades, but all I can say is I hope for all our sailor's lives it is far more advanced.
We do not even have a realistic target for them to practice against.
It looks a lot like a Talos that was used by our Navy years ago. Talos was a surface-to-air missile carried on Los Angeles (?) class cruisers.
They are working on a hypersonic version, also!
An aircraft carrier has a snowballs chance in Hell of being able to swat out a supersonic missile locked onto it. Imagine a rainstorm of these...
***I used to imagine exactly that about 5-6 years ago with China bearing down on our aircraft carriers, and I was characterized as a bedwetter, hah hah.
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