K-15 Sagarika Missile SLBM

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  1. sayareakd

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    K-15 Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) is a beast loaded with gen-next tech: Scientists

    Bangalore: The scientists at Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) Missile Complex in Hyderabad are an inspired lot, thanks to successful test (14h one) of the 750-km range submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), K-15. The missile (codenamed B-05), was tested for its full range from a submerged pontoon, off the coast of Vishakapatanam on January 27, 2013.

    Sources in the Missile Complex tell Express that K-15 was launched from an underwater vehicle with an approximate depth of 50 meters. But, what adds more teeth to the killer missile is the array of gen-text technologies that are embedded onboard, a majority of features till kept under wraps. “The medium range missile, with a capacity to be launched from multiple platforms has so far undergone many trials. It is primarily employed against land targets. The missile is incorporated with very-high accuracy navigation systems with completely different and specific schemes, that can steer the vehicle towards the target with single-digit accuracy,” sources said.

    The scientists have designed special alignment techniques with most modern algorithms which are specific to underwater missions. “We have used most modern computing and actuating systems for the missile. It has a two-stage booster, with one being employed under water and the other above the surface. The underwater dynamics are totally different from the aerodynamic environment. Here the hydro-dynamics come into picture and you got to take into account factors like water pressure, wave speed, its direction and many more,” sources said.

    The K-15 missile is a ballistic one, but travels through the atmosphere all through the mission. It is being controlled and guided all through by onboard guidance computer system. The missile now enters probably its most-critical phase, when it will be integrated with India’s first home-grown N-powered submarine INS Arihant, which is warming up for its maiden sea-acceptance trials.

    “We will have more number of trials on the naval platform, but parallely the missile will get into the production mode. Once the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) goes live next year, all our future missions will have pin-point navigation support,” sources said.

    Speaking to Express from Hyderabad, Defence Research Development Laboratory (DRDL) Director and K-15 Programme Director A K Chakrabarty said his team had a challenging job on hand. “When you execute underwater missions, the rules of the game changes. While launching the missile (from a submarine) nothing should happen to the platform, considering it's a manned one. Hence, it was a huge challenge to our designers,” Chakrabarty said.

    Over 200 scientists and officers from five DRDO labs, including DRDL (Hyderabad), Research Centre Imarat (Hyderabad), Advanced System Laboratory (Hyderabad), R&D Engineers (Pune) and Interim Test Range (Balasore) are involved with the K-15 project. More than 50 per cent of scientists who worked on the project are said to be youngsters holding Sc-B and Sc-C ranks in DRDO.

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    Let's use this thread to follow up on all future developments on K-15 Missile
     
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    Re: India successfully tests submarine launched ballistic missile K-15

    may be they are pointing to this

     
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    While we have advanced to next gen and hypersonic missiles. Here is the paki missiles background.

    North’s missiles tied to Musharraf blunder | News | The Japan Times

    D – A retired Pakistani nuclear scientist has claimed that former Pakistani leader Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s 1999 military adventurism in the Kargil region of divided Kashmir failed in part because the North Korea-aided, nuclear-capable Ghauri missiles he wanted to deploy then had a faulty guidance system.
     
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    max range is 2200km.........................:namaste:
     
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    2200km with how much warhead?
     
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    good enough for credible deterrence and specifically for ‘counter-force’ targeting, just think of it as accurate sniper rifle that deliver nuke.

    Let the IRSS get operational then it will be super accurate sniper rifle that deliver nuke.
     
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    750km with warhead...
     
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    There are three ranges for Shaurya depending on warhead and flight profile.

    750Km, 1500Km and 2200Km.

    500 Kg, quasi ballistic trajectory.
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Nah, only one... 750km armed.
     
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    how do you know that it is only 750, we just made it to fool P5 and Pak
     
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    ^^He knows because he is french
     
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    But what about the launch platform for this. Just to put it in the correct perspective , At present we do not have the capability to use it against the Chinese so it is focussed on Pakistan at this moment.

    For this to be focussed on China, IN still has a long way to go. We need a boomer capable of going undetected into the South China Seas to be able to use the missile.
     
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    its range is 750 KM
     
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    And India is not building any more nukes.
     
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    Sob we can hide pack of four missiles on civilian ship and fire from Chinese waters.
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    Please understand from physically seperating nukes and missile to putting live nukes on missile on sub is change of doctrine for us. That also means 8-10 nukes on hair trigger alert on first ATV, with passage of time more nukes on more sub.
     
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    In your dreams maybe... a fraction of the size Agni-1 with twice the range? :lol:
     
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    Yes, poor Indians who can't develop a shit and only French with very very high IQ can ever (if they wanted to) can develop such thingy.
    But in Hypersonic glide (or cruise) at 40km altitude the range is ~700Km and for a mix Ballistic + Hypersonic Glide range is ~1900km to 2100km. :rolleyes:
     
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    LOL the french morons who can't even design a aircraft carrier and have to borrow the design from british may not understand the principles of hypersonic missiles. Its ok nobody expect the french to know much about it. They are even behind India in ABM missiles.
     
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