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Akula

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Initially I suspected this was the NASM-MR without the fins and all . Note the nose , its blunt and the configuration of the body , very NASM-SRish.

DRDO sometimes makes printing mistakes.

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Well time will tell.
But SR version is for helicopters and ASW aircrafts. This definitely looks like MR version.
 

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To be fair , I wanted to edit the post , but time to edit had expired.

I was not able to 100% ascertain if the one in the pic is concrete penetration warhead. I give 50/50 chance.

There is also the multistage warhead in development whose pic I posted
already.

And I wonder what's the status on this one , it is definitely for targeting HDBTs.

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I suspect news regarding the above will never be released.
What is it , would you elaborate , earlier discussion about this particular were as such that it was a supersonic missile , mesh structure of fins are seen in russian r 37
 

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What is it , would you elaborate , earlier discussion about this particular were as such that it was a supersonic missile , mesh structure of fins are seen in russian r 37
There is absolutely no information on it , except for the pic.

So you have to make an educated guess.

It has lattice / grid type fins at the rear. Lattice / grid fins allows for high AoA .

Can't say if it is powered or not, though lattice / grid find performs well at sub sonic and best at supersonic speeds. Transonic performance is poor.

Another utility is missiles / munitions with lattice / grid fins are better option when it comes to supersonic release from mother missiles or aircrafts ( or its IWB ). The lattice / grid fins can be used for de acceleration post release and then stabilization . If supersonic flight is powered on post stabilization , it will provide maneuverability and high AoA if desired.

Personally I consider it to be a earth penetrator ( possibly powered ) with multistage warhead for defeating HDBTs ( hardened and deeply buried targets )


End of the day we will know for sure when DRDO releases info on it.
 
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Just answer the hint and you will have the answer. No need to factor in other things.

We tend to overthink and overcomplicate things.
 

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Answer is : meteor

@IndianHawk was on spot then he got wayward

Rest you guys have to find out , now the connection is quite obvious .
 
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Answer is meteor burst communication system

This system utilities the ionisation left behind by countless meteors burning up, at 90+ km altitudes to establish communication at ranges of thousands of kms.
Wow. So we have a back up then? eh?
 

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Was their any test in feb , as notam was issued , either no test occurred ,or the test failed or the system tested is of strategic importance ,hence info will be released later ?
 

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Even if failure they would have announced, they do that for strategic systems so for tactical system I don't think they will hide.
 

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