- Jan 26, 2021
Are dumb ??Seriously, IN scorpene class lacks advanced torpedo and aip like pn ones. kamorta lacks qrsam, atas, reduced fundes, reduced nos. of p8i, lhd and funds for ssn unknown. ABM capability is least important.
In my logic p18 need 16 qrsam 32 barak6 16 barak 8er, 48 uvls plus atas, torpedo, decoy depth charge etc- now stands 112 vls considering plan cbg or normal battle group. 48 uvls for 16 brahmos er, 8 for brahmos 2, 16 naval lrcm 8 for smart or another 8lrcm. No DRDO BMD becz no idea about mf star or lr rf sensor replacement, little info about lr mfr.
in simple first give me some info about rf sensors and small interceptor for mid course.
Bottom line- once available, navy consider upgrade if funds available like scorpene class aip. for your info. pak or china use cruse or non ballistic missile with sub/super/hyper sonic speed and i didnt see any one saying DRDO developing phase1 into naval systems.[3000km BMD looks great]
Blindly following USN boats is not good by the way why IN need mid course interceptors [no offence] from your point, plz dont write USN do it so IN also do the same - OBJECTIVE ? '' Case in point, American underestimation of their adversaries capabilities in conflicts from recent past.'' you are right and this is the main point Im saying. and usa having a lots of aegis boats.
No seriously ?? Genuine doubt , are you dumb ??
Why you consider anti ballastic missile (abm ) as agni 4
Every read about sm3 missile or aster block 2 (not 30 1nt ) , both are below 2 ton missile (lower weight than brahmos ) also vlsrsam is specifically developed for vls on ships , with TVC at end .
Now vlsrsam have a diameter of 178-180mm , but essm have a diameter of 250 mm more than 225mm of barak8 , so a booster less variant of Barak 8 can be quadpacked in a vls of mk41 size .
So my opinion is a bit different from yours , it will have quadpacked vlsrsam , and if required quad packed Barak 8 , single packed Barak 8er , xrsam naval version (sm6 equivalent ) .
Lrlacm will be packed in it too , so can be any other russian system in use .
Then comes brahmos and hypersonic missile as well as smart like weapons .
So for all these either the navy will ask for a bit bigger vls for all these roles .
Also SMART in current form will never go into ships , it's more than 7 ton , that's not possible , either they will make changes to reduce it to 4-5 tons with cut in range or it will hinder the design .
So my 2 cent are one uvls will be of smaller variant in class of mk41 and sylver ,in which a subsonic ashm may be added , derived from nasm sr .
And all these bigger one will be in a different uvls arrangements , plus you may need to add a bm in future