K-15 Sagarika will be integrated into INS Arihant

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  1. LurkerBaba

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    India will shortly induct K-15 missiles armed with nuclear warheads into INS Arihant, the indigenously built nuclear-powered submarine.

    This follows several successful launches of K-15 missiles from a pontoon off the Visakhapatnam coast. Informed Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) sources told The Hindu that all the trials of K-15 which has a strike range of 700 km have been completed and its production had already begun.

    Sources said India was the fifth country to have this kind of technology, where a missile carrying a nuclear warhead could be launched from under the water. The other four countries are the United States, Russia, France and China. “This technology is complex because the missile is launched from under the water and it is launched from a manned platform [submarine]. So, safety of the personnel on board is of paramount importance. Safety and reliability of the systems should be very high,” the sources added.

    Arihant will carry 12 K-15 missiles. Besides Arihant, which has been built at the Visakhapatnam Naval Dock Yard, India is building two more nuclear-powered submarines for commissioning into the Navy and their hulls are being fabricated at Vadodara.

    After its launch from under water, the 10-metre tall K-15 will rise to an altitude of 20 km and cover a distance of 700 km. A gas generator will push K-15 from out of water. Arihant’s reactor will be commissioned by the end of this year, informed sources said.

    The Hindu : Today's Paper / NATIONAL : India to integrate K-15 missiles into nuclear submarine soon
     
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    Re: India to integrate K-15 missiles into nuclear submarine soon

    Is it possible to load K-15 inside the shed, basically they are very big...

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    Re: India to integrate K-15 missiles into nuclear submarine soon


    it will be done in this way.

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    this is ATV pic and shed is moved to make way for crane.
     
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