K-4 Missile

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  1. Galaxy

    Galaxy Elite Member Elite Member

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    After Shourya ,now focus shifts to K-4 Missiles


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    After third successful launch of the hypersonic missile ” Shourya “, DRDO is all set to start production of the missiles . Shourya which is a land-variant of India’s K-15 missile which is a Submarine launched missile iscurrently been fitted into the Navy’s nuclear-powered submarine, Arihant.

    While the development work of Shourya is almost over and the missile is all set to enter production , focus now has shifted to another Submarine launched missile which has been under development for a while . K-4 which will be a modified Agni-III ,with range of 3000 km and been in development for a while , will see renewed pace in its development .

    DRDO has not confirmed or denied existence of K-4 missile in media , but sources have confirmed about its existence , while K-4 is still under development and first test will not be held soon , instead DRDO want to carry out further test of K-15 to validate test parameters for a under launched platform .

    In past Indian navy had refused to loan a Diesel Kilo Class submarine to DRDO for modification and testing of K-15 missile due to shortage of submarines in Indian navy . but media reports indicate that DRDO secretly tested the missile from a submerged canister in 2006 period , but DRDO have never cleared this reports .

    K-15 will be first armed on India’s Nuclear powered submarine INS Arihant , after it completes it harbor and deep sea level tests , plans are also in place to second diesel submarine line which India wants to manufacture and purchase for its Navy .

    After Shourya ,now focus shifts to K-4 Missiles | idrw.org
     
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  3. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    K4 is welcome, first test already done, two more successful tests needed then it will go under production and user tests.
     
  4. Galaxy

    Galaxy Elite Member Elite Member

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    Some mistake, I think Agni-3 and K-4 , K-15 and Shaurya are different kind of Missiles.

    Good to know, K series are kept as secret. :thumb:
     
  5. Daredevil

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    Some details about this K-family missiles and K-4 came out last year in India Today. Here are the characteristics of the K-4 missile.

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    So, It is an 3500-km range SLBM (submarine launched ballistic missile) which will be featured on Arihant submarine.
     
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    What is this, according to Hindu report this test of Shaurya was from production batches, so the production has begun, or yet to begin?
     
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    ^^ yet to begin nitesh.
     
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    Is the the K4 is going to be a single warhead missile. For a long range missile to be fired from a sub, it does not make sense.
     
  9. Rahul92

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    Production

    First lot of this missile entered production and testing was done on Saturday 24th September-2011 to validate the production of this missile class by randomly picking a missile from production lot for testing.

    this is wat i got from wikipedia
     
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    Nope, the report said that it was a trial and the success of this test means that this missile will go into production.
     
  11. sayareakd

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    yusuf read again pls.
     
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    not only missiles but production of submarine should be fast-tracked to secure national territory.
     
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    Yes, it must be single warhead. In ballistic missile the warheads get separated when the missile reaches the certain height after that it is just free fall with some guiding so i dont think MIRV is suited for this K-4 type of missile.
     
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    Colossal waste of money and strategic weapon I feel if it is not MIRVd esp because it is an SLBM.
     
  15. sayareakd

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    wont be MIRV as of now, since it is based on A3, which is not being tested for MIRV, first test of A5 MIRV would be held only after first successful test of A5, which means it is two years from now, that will take K5 (A3SL) with MIRV some 3 or more years away. SLBM is difficult tech to master and with MIRV it make it more difficult. Therefore first let us have K5 with normal warhead.
     
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    SLBM tests of long range missile are b!tch. Ask russians or chinese about it. Lets not rush.
     
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    Yeah, first get a active SLBM on the Arihant platform, then think about MIRV warheads. We have a long way to go to counter the JL-2.
     
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    India activates 'secret' undersea missile K-4

    By Hemant Kumar Rout - BALASORE
    Published: 11th Aug 2013 11:34:00 AM
    India activates 'secret' undersea missile - The New Indian Express
     
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    Re: India activates 'secret' undersea missile K-4

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    Re: India activates 'secret' undersea missile K-4

    It might be tested to the minimum range of 2000 Kms.
     
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    Re: India activates 'secret' undersea missile K-4

    A nuke sub must come to a halt to fire its vertically launched nukes. They stay within a depth of 50-80m to avoid detection and also to ensure a safe launch of the missile. A moving sub can't launch the missiles from vertical tubes as the missiles will get tossed around and lose the orientation. There were two great movies about nuke subs, the hunt for red October and another one in which the EXO of the sub fights with his CO on a USN nuke sub. I have forgotten the name of that movie. That shud tell you how bad it can be when faced with real situation. One man and his decision can decide the future of mankind. I wud have loved to be on one such nuke sub.
     
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