SMART(Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo)

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:) Its a QBM, means it doesn't cruise. Just like a ballistic missile, its speed goes on increasing and attains the maximum hypersonic speed only during the terminal phase.
Cruise means when it's engine on....smart is a cheap missile.for delivering a torpedo in open sea dosn't need complex and costly system like shourya..it's weight probably around 3 ton..
 

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:) Its a QBM, means it doesn't cruise. Just like a ballistic missile, its speed goes on increasing and attains the maximum hypersonic speed only during the terminal phase.
Not necessary right ? its a quasi ballistic missile.. thus partially cruise ?
The missile likely uses the booster and sustainer of Shaurya (or something similar).. May be for initial tests and later it may have different carrier ?
 

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Cruise means when it's engine on....smart is a cheap missile.for delivering a torpedo in open sea dosn't need complex and costly system like shourya..it's weight probably around 3 ton..
The missile might be a derivative of Shaurya, not Shaurya in itself. Even K15 share its structural characteristics with Shaurya, but flight profile of both the missiles are quite different.
 

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Not necessary right ? its a quasi ballistic missile.. thus partially cruise ?
The missile likely uses the booster and sustainer of Shaurya (or something similar).. May be for initial tests and later it may have different carrier ?
Quasi ballistic and Cruise flight pattern are poles apart. Its a general misconception that Quasi Ballistic means a hybrid of Ballistic and Cruise flight.

From the test image and video, it seems that the missile used share it structural similarity with Shaurya. But its flight pattern might be quite different from it.
 

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Highly unlikely. It would get detected much earlier by surface ships and could take evasive action against the torpedo more efficiently.
Destroy is a strong word. Reports are that it carries only Shyna torpedo which is less advanced than our latest ALWT torpedo which carries more destructive power and more loitering time.

Even one direct hit on Ac by BrahMos can't destroy it. This torpedo hit won't even affect the air operations. But a series of hits can incapacitate an AC.
 

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So what are examples of similar weapons with other nations? Is it some kind of MRV?
the U.S. Navy fields the RUM-139 Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rocket (VL-ARSOC), which is fired from standard Mk 41 Vertical Launch System cells and carries a Mk 54 lightweight torpedo. Another example is the Russian RPK-6, a Soviet-era design that NATO also calls the SS-N-16 Stallion, which is curiously fired first into the water from a torpedo tube before blasting off into the sky, something you can read about in more detail in this past War Zone piece. There are also already at least one supersonic design, Japan's Type 07 vertically-launched anti-submarine rocket, in service.
 

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If anyone ever talks about "bro it takes so long for SMART to travel 600 km to the target area that the enemy submarine will be long gone", slap them with this video (made by a former American submariner):-


PS Video has some inaccuracies regarding Indian weapon system dependence on American weapons, but that does not take away from the employment tactics explained for SMART.
 

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