India plans to test the end of December BrahMos supersonic missile submarine
India plan for the future submarine will be deployed in the BrahMos cruise missile submarines, according to India’s outlook on
website October 11, 2009 report] in order to further enhance India’s national underwater weapons launch capabilities, India plans to test a range of 290 kilometers, “BrahMos” supersonic cruise missile. The test program conducted in mid-December, tests will show that India and Russia joint venture production of “Brahmos” cruise missile submarine capability.
India in recent years has developed a significant launch platform for underwater weapons, including nuclear submarines and their construction Arihant successfully tested earlier this year a range of 700 km of K-15 missiles. Navy is expected to begin early next year lease Russian-made “Akula-II” class Nerpa nuclear submarine.
“BrahMos” missile tests may be from the Defence Research and Development Board in an integrated test facility, a floating dock on the launch. Early 2009, K-15 submarine-launched ballistic missile is test-fired from this floating dock on the. To equipment “BrahMos” missile is still installed on the pontoon connection ring, because the missile K-15 compared with the relatively small diameter.
underwater cruise missiles to attack land and sea targets. Project 75A Indian Navy hopes to open a second production line of submarines to enable them to launch the “BrahMos” missile. Navy in September 2008 has been announced that the “Scorpene” class submarines, after purchasing six applications for the tender.
“BrahMos” is jointly developed by India and Russia, and has been the Army and Navy use. Air Force also plans to Su-30MKI fighter aircraft equipped with the missile. The two countries have signed a development of hypersonic missile type, the current missile flight speed of 2.8 Mach. (China Research Institute of Shipbuilding Technology and Economy in the red)