- Aug 17, 2017
Their is a difference bw Indian ramjet burnout time and Russian ramjet burnout time, Akash at best is 30kms Sam while acc to Gov data Akash NG is a 50km range SAM. They are medium range Sam not long range.never believe the news as it is. Take it with a pinch of salt. Akash, is a hybrid solid fuel first stage and liquid fuel ramjet second stage right? Just like Brahmos. Assume that Brahmos and Akash have similar engines, though I believe the engines are one in the same. Both do 2.5 mach etc...
so we do the math.
Brahmos with range of 250KM though we know its like 400 or 700 KM. And a weight of 3 tons
250km/3000 tons is = 0.083 x 720kg Akash weight = 60 KM for Akash range give or take. Thats a pretty good number no where near 25 km on brochure?
do the same math with Akash figs
25 km / 720 kg = 0.035 x 3000 tons of Brahmos and you get 100 km. Not at all the range of Brahmos is it?
Akash is understated range. Real range is 60km+. Meaning its a very long range SAM. Its got room for growth in tracking etc... but limited BMD capabilities as its an air breathing engine. I'd expect newer versions of Akash to have seekers, longer range AESA radars and network centric capabilities to make use of such long ranges. Which would be why Navy is interested in the missile although Navy would also BMD missiles as well.
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