- Jan 10, 2013
Torpedo tube launched would be low I guess( a shot in dark) booster needed to travel upwards till surface of water and then breaking surface of water to push missile to some height till turbo fan ignites shall be big part of missile. So designers will need to compromise on fuel and warhead esp given if this is based on existing Nirbhay/ITCM dimensions. Also one imp factor would be flight profile. If its sea skimming then range would be affected.Is 500 km range low for this type of submarine launched subsonic cruise missile?
I remember comparable missile like the Tomahawk having more than 2000km range. Is is VLS fired or torpedo tube fired?
Even Russian Kalibr(AShp) when launched from Submarine or ship has max range of 660 km.