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India testfires World First Supersonic submarine launched Cruise Missile
China.org.cn ^

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.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: china; india; russia; slbm
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1 posted on 03/21/2013 8:14:02 PM PDT by MBT ARJUN
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2 posted on 03/21/2013 8:17:45 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: MBT ARJUN

Impressive!


3 posted on 03/21/2013 8:18:00 PM PDT by null and void (If the government is so worried about civil disturbance, why are they working so hard to disturb us?)
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To: MBT ARJUN

Meanwhile, we wind down our capabilities.


4 posted on 03/21/2013 8:20:10 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: null and void

Hope it works well against Chinese aircraft carriers.


5 posted on 03/21/2013 8:20:52 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: martin_fierro

Doubt it considering the intake


6 posted on 03/21/2013 8:21:51 PM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: martin_fierro

BrahMos: It’s what’s fer dinner!


7 posted on 03/21/2013 8:22:43 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: MBT ARJUN

You think the “pock-ee-stan-ians” are a bit more nervous today?


8 posted on 03/21/2013 8:23:02 PM PDT by snuffy smiff (Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.)
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To: MBT ARJUN

I should make a scale model rocket of it!


9 posted on 03/21/2013 8:23:14 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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290km is just a hogwash to comply with MTCR.The actual range is around 500-600km.


10 posted on 03/21/2013 8:25:52 PM PDT by MBT ARJUN
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Its an air breathing ,ram jet Missile.Currently the world Fastest CMissile.


11 posted on 03/21/2013 8:31:43 PM PDT by MBT ARJUN
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Supersonic... because those boats might outrun a subsonic missile /s


12 posted on 03/21/2013 8:45:33 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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Doubt it considering the intake

You doubt "what"?

Aero or propulsion expert, are you?

13 posted on 03/21/2013 8:53:09 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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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...


14 posted on 03/21/2013 8:55:47 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: martin_fierro

India had those thousands of years ago...

15 posted on 03/21/2013 9:01:24 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: James C. Bennett
Soviet doctrine IIRC was for multiple compass point attack to overwhelm the defense.

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.

16 posted on 03/21/2013 9:01:53 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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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.


17 posted on 03/21/2013 9:02:37 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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They are working on a hypersonic version, also!


18 posted on 03/21/2013 9:05:35 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: wjcsux
Talos missile:


19 posted on 03/21/2013 9:08:32 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: James C. Bennett

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...
***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.


20 posted on 03/21/2013 9:33:09 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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