Nirbhay Cruise Missile Development

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Must-know facts about India's cruise missile Nirbhay


Published on Oct 16, 2014

Indian defence scientists have developed a cruise missile - the Nirbhay - was tested for the second time on Friday from Balasore in Odisha. Its first test on March 12 last year, failed with the missile being terminated after launch as it deviated from its flight trajectory.
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Must-Know facts about India's Cruise missile 'Nirbhay'


Published on Oct 16, 2014

India on Friday test-fired the indigenously developed sub-sonic long-range cruise missile 'Nirbhay' from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur.
 
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India test fires nuclear-capable 'Nirbhay' cruise missile


Published on Oct 16, 2014

India has successfully test fired the 'Nirbhay' long range cruise missile from the integrated test range at Balasore.
 
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India successfully test fires N-capable 'Nirbhay' cruise missile


Published on Oct 16, 2014

India on Friday successfully test-fired the indigenously developed sub-sonic long-range cruise missile 'Nirbhay' from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur.
 
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Both Times of India and NDTV report 700km range ... but The Hindu 1,000km, while considering the way points covered, it must be more than 1,000km.
Why the discrepancy?
Something wrong in the reports. 300km in 10min = 1800kmph = Mach 1.4

But Nirbhay is subsonic (Mach 0.8).
 

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Both Times of India and NDTV report 700km range ... but The Hindu 1,000km, while considering the way points covered, it must be more than 1,000km.
Why the discrepancy?
Keep your adversaries confused, others do it as well. For example we still don't know if the Chinese cj-10 has a range of 1500,2500 or 3000km a decade after it passed IOC.
 

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Something wrong in the reports. 300km in 10min = 1800kmph = Mach 1.4

But Nirbhay is subsonic (Mach 0.8).
We cannot average out the speed, as it must be different in launch, boost & terminal phases of the flight. On a whole, it is very much subsonic.
 

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I believe this Nibhay was a canister launch. That is an excellent news.

1100 km is an excellent news.

What about under sea launch. The canister launch is synonymous to under sea launch. Can the canister launch be duplicated into undersea launch. These missiles are to be nuclear tipped and launched from a submarine stationed in North eastern Arabian Sea, so as to cover Sargodha Air base, where Pakistan stores its nuclear missiles and other places like Kahuta, ISI headquarters in Rawalpindi etc.

How many Nirbhays, first edition can be delivered to the armed forces in next two years. Three years are too long. First sixteen missiles should go to the Indian nuclear submarine Airihant.

I am proud today.
 

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Guyz, the difference between nirbhay and brhamos is only target distance. right?
B: Range upto 300km
N: Range upto 1500km

B: Speed upto Mach 3
N: Speed upto Mach 0.8

B: Uses RAMJET propulsion
N: Uses Turbojet propulsion

B: Can do steep dives in top attack, also can do kinetic penetration of hardened structures due to velocity
N: Can loiter on target, dispense multiple sub-munitions/warheads
 
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Both Times of India and NDTV report 700km range ... but The Hindu 1,000km, while considering the way points covered, it must be more than 1,000km.
Why the discrepancy?
The socialist media is vomiting at this success. The Congressi friendly media outlets are showing disbelief. Nothing else.

Poor defence reporting is on purpose. India has a very long tradition of taking "sweet boxes" from foreigners. Don't expect patriotism from socialist media outlets.
 

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I believe this Nibhay was a canister launch. That is an excellent news.

1100 km is an excellent news.

What about under sea launch. The canister launch is synonymous to under sea launch. Can the canister launch be duplicated into undersea launch. These missiles are to be nuclear tipped and launched from a submarine stationed in North eastern Arabian Sea, so as to cover Sargodha Air base, where Pakistan stores its nuclear missiles and other places like Kahuta, ISI headquarters in Rawalpindi etc.

How many Nirbhays, first edition can be delivered to the armed forces in next two years. Three years are too long. First sixteen missiles should go to the Indian nuclear submarine Airihant.

I am proud today.
It's not a cannister launch
 

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B: Range upto 300km
N: Range upto 1500km

B: Speed upto Mach 3
N: Speed upto Mach 0.8

B: Can do steep dives in top attack, also can do kinetic penetration of hardened structures due to velocity
N: Can loiter on target, dispense multiple sub-munitions/warheads
The test clearly shows a subsonic missile all through its flight range. The rocket is only to clear the launch pad and impart initial velocity.

I think the missile flies at a constant subsonic velocity.
 

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