K-15 test off Andhra coast next month from Sub

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    K-15 test off Andhra coast next month - The New Indian Express
     
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    sayareakd , which submarine it could be ? Arihant or any other submarine we have from where we could test that.
     
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    Arihant will first complete sea trials then weapons test will take place, that means it will be different sub. Must be one of the kilos.
     
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    K-15 test off Andhra coast next month From a submarine

    K-15 test off Andhra coast next month - The New Indian Express
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    After the successful trial of AD interceptor missile, DRDO is readying for the developmental trial of submarine- launched ballisticmissile K-15 from an underwater platform off the Andhra Pradesh coast in the second week of December.
    The much awaited test, scheduled for the last week of November, was postponed owing to inclementweather triggered by a deepdepression in Bay of Bengal early this month. DRDO scientists are reportedly contemplating two trials of K-15, one from a pontoon (replica of a submarine) and another from a submarine.
    Defence sources said the nuclear capable missile will be tested for the first time from a submarine positioned undersea off Visakhapatnamcoast. If everything goes as planned, the missile will be fired any time between December 6 and 8.
    The DRDO is eyeing for the successful trial of the missileas few countries have the triad of firing nuclear-tipped missiles from air, land and undersea. The other countries, which have the capability include Russia, theUSA, France, Britain and China.
    “Scientists are working overtime and constantly cross-checking the system, including the launch platform.We want to achieve near-zero circular error probability (CEP) accuracy,” said a defence scientist.
    The indigenously developed K-15 missile is about 10 metres in length and about ametre in diameter. Its launch weight is about 10 tonnes. This missile uses solid propellant and can carry a conventional payload of about 500 kg to one tonne and also be fitted with tactical nuclear warhead. After its induction, the missile will equip the country’s first nuclear-powered submarine ANS Arihant.
    Reports said the K-series missile programme formally began in 2004 as PJ-08 as atribute to the then DRDO chief and former President APJ Abdul Kalam. The solid-fuel missile had a modest 150-km range but over the years, the missile steadily grew to achieve its desired 700-km range.
    “The hybrid K-15 combines aspects of both cruise and ballistic missiles, which use multiple-stage rockets to exit the atmosphere and re-enter in a parabolic trajectory. It flies in hypersonic speed. Launched underwater, the K-15 surges to the surface and isthe world’s best weapon in this class,” the scientist said.
    The K-15 is one of the most ambitious projects of the DRDO. After its successful induction, the DRDO would gofor the developmental trials of its longer-range K-4 missile to strengthen its undersea attacks. Apart fromthe K-15, India has the submarine version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in its arsenal.
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    Re: K-15 test off Andhra coast next month From a submarine

    This sub has to be the Arihant, I mean which other IN sub can launch SLBMs?
     
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    Re: K-15 test off Andhra coast next month From a submarine

    i have already posted this thread..........
     
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    Has india modified its existing fleet for K-15?
    Or are we firing from the Nerpa?
     
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    I am not sure if we will take risk with nuclear sub to test K15 for its first sub test. It will be better if we have option of non nuclear sub for K15, since it will give us additional option at the time of war to take out enemy with nukes. Must be one of the Kilo return from Russia, modified for this purpose. I think same sub will be used for Brahmos missile launch.
     
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    Any modification by Russia to allow India to fire ballistic missiles of 700 kms range will put it in trouble for its treaty obligations.

    IIRC K15 is not launched from torpedo tubes.
     
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    Yusuf, are you aware that in Brahmos project for the underwater launch, Russia has not helped us, if they help us before for underwater booster, we would have got SLBM tech with it. Russians didnt give that tech, so when we mastered K15, we used same for Brahmos under water launch.

    Therefore my point is that specifications for brahmos underwater and K15 are one and same. If you see the earlier reports that Brahmos too is going for underwater sub launch.

    As far as violation of any treaty goes, MRTC is more or less useless with Russia and US helping their allies and friends. In this case only the vertical tube (indian made) is put in the Sub for launch, rest of the things are all Indian made. So their is no violation of any International laws.
     
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    Nerpa cant fire K-15 as its a vertical launch missile. Its Arihant which will be firing it. Arihant has been designed with missile silos for K-15 and K-4 missiles.
     
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    I can't think of any other sub except Arihant.
     
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    But this would mean Arihant is ready ? :confused:
     
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    It can (?).
    Only reactor hasn't gone critical yet and is propelled by backup electrical motors for the meanwhile. It should be able to launch missiles, i has been 4 years since S-2 was launched.
     
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    first Arihant has to complete sea trials only then weapons testing will start, unless you are China or Pakistan you will not start weapons test on your sub.
     
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    Don't release classified info in public sphere...
     

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