Hypersonic Missiles

Discussion in 'Strategic Forces' started by LETHALFORCE, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. John

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    so now what kinda range are we talking about? lets see, solid rocket booster which launches the missiles into the air, 200kg warhead, kerosene fueled sramjet kicks in after the booster reaches the pre-programmed altitude. now mach 7 is the magic number. Brahmos-1 cruise altitude is as high as 15km and terminal alt. is as low as 10m. Now i could guess Brahmos-2 will have similar cruise ranges with speeds reach as high as mach 7 at high alt and mach 5 at terminal alt. GPS/INS, ATR , active radar seeker, possibly TAINS/TERCOM, composite design with drag reducing chromium coatings as well, RAM coatings? now i would guess the range is anywhere between 700 to 1200km. guys i would to check out brahmos website, any aerospace engineers here?? They are looking for guys for work, would be nice if one of ya'll can go and work at Brahmos.

    http://www.brahmos.com/resume.php
     
  2. p2prada

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    The Brahmos 2 range will be the same as Brahmos 1, atleast officially. There is a lot of Russian involvement in the project. We will have to work on a completely different missile under a completely different organization(not Brahmos Aerospace) to be able to develop a new cruise missile.
     
  3. Sabir

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    somewhere I read Brahmos -2 will be propelled by screamjet engine and will have a range of 1000 Km, speed 5-7 mach...........unfortunately lost the link...searching for it.
     
  4. venom

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    As per my knowledge the range of Brahmos-2 will be somewhere between 600-700 kms......Nirbhay is being developed with a range of 1000 kms....
     
  5. proud_indian

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    i read somewhere that there is a treaty as per that they cannot produce anything that has a range greater than 300 km

    can anyone put some light
     
  6. LETHALFORCE

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    MCTR -but that is for exports, but Brahmos hypersonic not bound by the treaty because we are producing it indigenously and India is not a signatory.
     
  7. proud_indian

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    but brother

    can we produce something greater than 300 km in a JV

    or brahmos-2 is indigenous without any russian input
     
  8. venom

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    No....Its not possible In JV....
     
  9. proud_indian

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    ^^
    so u mean hypersonic version of brahmos is completely indigenous

    wow

    that's great
     
  10. venom

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    Ya...no doubt on it & it will be the 1st Hypersonic CM in the World
     
  11. LETHALFORCE

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    the higher speed will make the kinetic impact 6-9 times greater than the supersonic brahmos, and we can put a nuclear warhead on it if we choose.
     
  12. venom

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    Just imagine ...... A missile flying at 10 mts at 6 Mach carrying 250kg Nuclear warhead......nothing can stop it
     
  13. proud_indian

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    what about that? :s
     
  14. LETHALFORCE

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    Russian consultaion is not the same as Joint production.
     
  15. proud_indian

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    brother this is not my concern

    i am concerned about this part

    "The Brahmos 2 range will be the same as Brahmos 1"
     
  16. prahladh

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    But. doesn't anything that comes out of Brahmos aerospace comes under MTCR.
     
  17. LETHALFORCE

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    we have to report it like that to keep an element of suprise and keep th MCTR fans happy, i doubt a hypersonic missile would be limited by a short range.
     
  18. LETHALFORCE

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    have Brahmos develop it and sell it to another Indian defense company to circumvent these silly obstacles.
     
  19. Sabir

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    There is high possibility that even range of Brahomos is declared 290km to eneble Russia to comply with MCTR Act. Actual range may be more. Anyway they claimed they have achieved 5.8 Mach in lab....hope they will be able to do it in reality....and about range..our Scientists are working on it for 10 years. Hope they have acquired enough knowledge to carry on the project.
    One more thing, Brahmos Corp is a company.....will it be fall under MCTR if they employ or hire Russian engineers.
     
  20. LETHALFORCE

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    any missile range can be manipulated by changing the payload, what is 300km range missile with full payload will be a 600km missile at 1/2 payload.
     

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