India's first home-made nuclear-powered nuclear attack submarine, Arihant, has test fired a dummy missile on Wednesday.
The Strategic Forces Command (SFC), which is tasked with creating nuclear deterrence, has test fired -unarmed missile from a faraway location, local media reported Thursday.
The submarine has also completed its critical diving tests, and has also met nearly all its design and designated parameters just about 100 per cent, including the maximum possible power option tests.
The final step, however, before the submarine is inducted into the navy is to fire the proper missiles albeit with unarmed warheads. The test fired missile was a dummy version of DRDO's B 5, which approximately has a range of 800 km to 1,000 km. Later, missiles with a reach of 3,500 km to 4,000 km are likely to be inducted on-board.
India has also considered building some half-a-dozen Arihant class submaries in line. Like any submarine, both Arihant and INS Chakra are pearl shaped to accommodate the vertically launched missiles, and designed to move faster underwater than on the surface. They can stay deep in the darkness of the oceans for months on the condition of nuclear fuel availability.
Arihant, which is constructed with Russian designs, will be India’s first nuclear attack submarine, classified in international naval lingo as SSBN.
India and Japan will be finalizing the agreement to jointly produce amphibious military aircraft during the upcoming visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to India. The US 2 amphibious aircraft, that has applications for search and rescue, surveillance as well as intelligence gathering, will be produced in India not only for domestic orders but will also be pitched jointly for exports in the region and beyond, the Economic Times reported Thursday
India has test fired its home-made nuclear nuclear capable Prithvi-II Missile that has strike range of 350 km. The test conducted today is part of a user trial by the army and was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Economic Times reported Thursday
Indias INS Arihant nuclear submarine equipped with a B-O5 Submarine Launched Strategic Missile (SLBM) capable of hitting targets with nuclear warheads at a range of 650 km is fully operational. The Indian Defense Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman made a formal announcement during the annual award ceremony of the Defence Research Development Organisation in New Delhi on Monday,
Indias first ballistic missile submarine INS Arihant is back in the water after 10 months of being out of service due to the damage caused by a ‘human error. A highly placed source told
India's defense ministry task force has proposed weightages and assets criteria that permit only few Indian private defense manufacturers to qualify for strategic partnerships. The task force, known as Aatre, was set up to identify Indian private companies as strategic partners for development of critical military platforms such as aircraft, warships and armoured fighting vehicles
US firms will stress on implementing suggestions on offsets, technology transfer and engineering software as eligible offsets ahead of the Indian defense ministers visit to the nation. The group comprising US aviation and defense firms will be urging the ministry to throw more light on the much promoted ‘Make in India programme so as to enable active participation in the programme to meet Indias defence needs, Indian Express news daily reported Sunday
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