Indian submarines arm with advanced torpedoes Varunastra


The Indian Navy command spreads the message that in the near future the submarine fleet of the country's naval forces will receive the first batch of advanced anti-ship anti-submarine torpedoes "Varunastra". It is noted that this will significantly increase the combat potential of the Indian fleet.


From an Indian media report:

The deployment of such torpedoes puts India among the eight countries with such an effective weapons. The torpedo was designed and built in India. It provides decisive firepower in the event of a collision at sea.

Reported on some characteristics of the ammunition.

It is noted that the Varunastra torpedo is capable of destroying almost any surface and underwater target, including submarines, at a distance of up to 40 km. The pilot combat operation of the Varunastra torpedo in India was launched in 2018. Tests of torpedoes from surface ships began to be carried out in 2016.

The torpedo has a total mass of about 1500 kg, of which 250 kg are explosive. The speed of the torpedo reaches 74 km / h. The torpedo goes to the target, adjusted by GPS.

The depth specifications were clarified: the torpedo is capable of operating at a depth of up to 450 m.

The torpedo was designed at the Naval Science and Technology Laboratory of the Defense Research and Development Organization of India (DRDO).

Initially, Sindhu-class submarines will be armed with such torpedoes, including the 2000 Sindushastra built in XNUMX. Also, the “Varunastra” torpedoes were put into service with Talwar class frigates, Kamorta class corvettes and other surface naval warships of the country's Navy.

At the same time, India is already considering the possibility of exporting Varunastra. Previously, Vietnam was named as a country for export.

Indian media:

Today, the Indian submarine fleet consists of 16 submarines, which is much smaller than China with its 70 submarines. New torpedoes will give the country's Navy the necessary firepower.

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  1. rocket757 27 January 2020 07: 49 New
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    Colors of "heavenly fire"! Beauty.
    Okay, done and done.
    1. WILL 27 January 2020 08: 03 New
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      Good and most importantly beautiful coloring - plus five to the speed, range and strength of the explosive! laughing
      With GPS - I just don’t quite understand ??? request
      What is characteristic of the entire Asia-Pacific region is trying to build its naval plans, as a counterweight to China!
      1. rocket757 27 January 2020 08: 17 New
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        Quote: ANIMAL
        With GPS - I just don’t quite understand ???

        Also did not understand what it is? Long-range torpedo, can go to the given square in the coordinates? Something like this.
        1. WILL 27 January 2020 08: 20 New
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          Well, let's say so, but in a given square - The target for this torpedo should be anchored? Or are they planning to hit on land, well, maybe on port infrastructure? Only the mass of explosives is too small for this.
          1. novel66 27 January 2020 08: 27 New
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            too small, yes !! When approaching a torpedo, the target must anchor and immediately lower the flag! otherwise vajra will be applied!
            1. WILL 27 January 2020 08: 29 New
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              Roman hesitate to ask what is a vajra? I hope not an obscene expression? belay
              1. novel66 27 January 2020 08: 30 New
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                in no case!!
                Vajra is the weapon of Indra, created from the bones of the sage Dadhichi, which was used in the fight against asuras. According to the scriptures, a certain asur Vritra expelled Indra from Devaloka. Vritra possessed certain siddhas and could not be killed by any weapon that existed on earth. Therefore, Indra could not defeat him and, in turn, turned to Shiva for help, however, Mahadev could not help Indra in any way: Vritra was practically immortal. Then Indra turned to Vishnu, asking for help in the fight against asura Vritra. Vishnu, in turn, said that Vritra cannot be defeated by any earthly weapon, but if you make weapons from the diamond bones of the sage Dadhichi, then Vritra can be defeated.

                Indra went to ask for help from Dadhichi, who showed incredible compassion, agreeing to sacrifice his body for the victory over Asura Vritra. Before leaving the physical body, Dadhichi wished to make a pilgrimage to the holy places, and Indra sent all the sacred rivers to one place so that Dadhichi would not waste time on the pilgrimage. After that, Dadhichi left the physical body, and from his bones the devas created a unique weapon of their kind - Vajra, who managed to decapitate Asura Vritra.
                1. WILL 27 January 2020 08: 32 New
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                  Roma, I’d better not ask ... what
                  1. novel66 27 January 2020 08: 43 New
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                    knowledge is not superfluous! lol
                    1. Alex777 27 January 2020 22: 23 New
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                      The most useful knowledge, if we talk about the article - how does this torpedo at a depth of 450 m catch GPS signals? ...
                      1. novel66 28 January 2020 07: 14 New
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                        antenna, of course, how else
                      2. Alex777 5 February 2020 12: 50 New
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                        Good joke... laughing
            2. Amateur 27 January 2020 09: 37 New
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              What is vajra? I hope not an obscene expression?

              Certainly not obscene. Otherwise, he would be banned. On VO with this strictly. You can’t even use the words fool and idiot.
              He is a fool - no. So he is up to something
              (Kaltenbrunner about Stirlitz)
        2. rocket757 27 January 2020 08: 28 New
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          You will no longer meet a torpedo without homing, and there is already a revelry of fantasy, with what and why to equip it. Compact, powerful target calculator, this has long been a reality! Search for the target can be set in many ways, if the sensors are equipped with the necessary torpedo.
          The weapon is now very "smart" and very lethal.
          1. novel66 27 January 2020 08: 44 New
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            Vitya! hi Indians can have anything, even a suicide dwarf!
            1. rocket757 27 January 2020 09: 02 New
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              Hello Roman soldier
              India is a country ... of contrasts. But somehow it was not noticed in the Smurai obstinacy! So sho I suppose that all of them on achievements of science, technical progress, will lean, and not on something else.
          2. Crimean partisan 1974 27 January 2020 11: 55 New
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            if you need to equip the torpedo with the necessary sensors ...... yes even kaiten’s gardens in it, torpedoes on the submarines are yesterday, they are needed only to brush off the pressing forces of the enemy’s PLO or terrorize the enemy’s trade deadweight, even for underwater duels they’re unsuitable, now the main caliber of all states having a powerful submarine fleet is the long-arm weapon of the anti-ship missiles of the underwater launch and the PLUR of the underwater launch, so if the Indians plan to equip these, you can break the language, yesterday torpedoes and scare Xiaopin people are stupid I am undertaking
      2. KCA
        KCA 27 January 2020 08: 23 New
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        Throws a buoy on a cable 450m long and with them at a speed of 74km / h 40km rushes to the target :-)
        1. Vladimir_2U 27 January 2020 09: 08 New
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          Quote: KCA
          Throws buoy
          The buoy must be with the swear word in Sanskrit! To enemies in fear. laughing
          1. Crimean partisan 1974 27 January 2020 12: 18 New
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            The buoy should be with the swear word ....... we will give you the Kama Sutra
      3. TermNachTer 27 January 2020 20: 27 New
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        If the torpedo goes two meters deep, how does the GPS receiver work? Maybe there is a retractable antenna?
    2. Zoldat_A 27 January 2020 08: 47 New
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      Alex, hi !
      Quote: ANIMAL
      Good and most importantly beautiful coloring - plus five to the speed, range and strength of the explosive!

      And how the name delivers!
      Varunastra

      Something reminiscent of the Soviet Newspeak of the 20s
      NIIDormehtrakavtomaturshlepspribabah "
      laughing
      1. WILL 27 January 2020 12: 30 New
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        Hi fighter hi
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        Alex, hi !
        And how the name delivers!
        Varunastra

        Something reminiscent of the Soviet Newspeak of the 20s
        NIIDormehtrakavtomaturshlepspribabah "
        laughing

        How did you write this word? I could only read it from the sixth belay
        Yeah - Hindus, they are such Hindus ... but they love to sing and dance, and also decorate everything with flowers! And their kitchen is impossible ... there, in my opinion - there are only spices and all "tear your eyes out!" drinks
        1. Zoldat_A 27 January 2020 14: 46 New
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          Quote: ANIMAL
          Something reminiscent of the Soviet Newspeak of the 20s
          NIIDormehtrakavtomaturshlepspribabah "

          Quote: ANIMAL
          How did you write this word? I could only read it from the sixth

          I composed it myself for 10 minutes. repeat
          And for some reason M.Zoshchenko and Ilf and Petrov were spinning in my head during the “writing”. Something from there inspired.
          Quote: ANIMAL
          Yeah - Hindus, they are such Hindus ... but they like to sing and dance

          We were shown a movie in the non-stop mode at the recruiting station - without sessions, I wanted to watch, tired, went out into the street. So the repertoire was narrow - films about war, revolution, police and, for some reason, Indian. I remember two episodes sat watching something based on “Romeo and Juliet” and wondered with the whole audience - in the end, they will have something (well, you understand) or not. Indian cinema of Soviet conscripts disappointed - nothing happened. Everybody died. wink
          Quote: ANIMAL
          And their kitchen is impossible ... there, in my opinion - there are only spices and all "tear your eyes out!"

          Father was in India. Not on a business trip, a tourist. In the 80s. He arrived hungry, eaten dumplings for a week. And this despite the fact that he was taught to survive in any situation and eat something that you can’t even call food. And his stomach, in my opinion, just nails could digest.
          I love and know how to cook, I collect interesting recipes from the Internet, but when I see "A Dish of Indian Cuisine" I immediately leaf through.
  2. Vladimir_2U 27 January 2020 08: 32 New
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    Scarlet colors - +5 to speed! Warhammer will not lie.
    1. Zoldat_A 27 January 2020 08: 50 New
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      Quote: Vladimir_2U
      Scarlet colors - +5 to speed! Warhammer will not lie.

      +20 to armor and +15 to a gun?

      Well this is what kind of brains you need to have in order to think of THIS ...
      1. Vladimir_2U 27 January 2020 08: 53 New
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        Plus 100 to stealth! laughing
  • orionvitt 27 January 2020 07: 53 New
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    The torpedo goes to the target, adjusted by GPS.
    Maybe I don’t understand something, or the Indians know better. How can you attack moving surface and especially underwater targets with GPC guidance? This is not a bunker in a field whose coordinates are known. By the way, the color of the torpedo is pleasant (you can see the training), only the bead for airbrushing is not enough. laughing
    1. novel66 27 January 2020 08: 27 New
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      one horseradish is not visible under water
    2. Zoldat_A 27 January 2020 08: 56 New
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      Quote: orionvitt
      Maybe I don’t understand something, or the Indians know better

      Come on...
      Remember the Brahmos. There is Indian - only the first three letters in the name. And here - experts will correct - for sure the Soviet development of the 80s under a new name.
  • bessmertniy 27 January 2020 07: 53 New
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    It is possible for India to rejoice that she had a torpedo to fend off Chinese submarines. However, this is not enough to take advantage of the sea.
  • jonht 27 January 2020 08: 12 New
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    [quote] Torpedo speed reaches 74 km / h. [Quote] that is, approximately 40 - 41 knots, at a distance of 40 km or about 22 - 23 miles. Nothing about the guidance system, only about GPS corrections. Not the most advanced options.
    Our "Physicist" speed is up to 50 knots, at a range of 27 - 28 miles and 300 kg of explosives.
    Although, Hindus grow and strive to develop.
    1. Sky strike fighter 27 January 2020 10: 45 New
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      We have a torpedo Case adopted for service, she is Physicist-2.
      To compare the “Case”, you must first of all with the American thermal torpedo Mark 48. It was born in 1972. But so far its seventh modification is being made with significantly improved characteristics. This is the main torpedo of the U.S. Navy submarine fleet. She is slightly superior to Physics, but loses to Hard Case. Well, the most long-range torpedoes are made by Germany. Its DM2A4ER can cover 140 km. And at a maximum speed of 50 knots - 100 km.

      All modern torpedoes of the NATO countries have a homing head and a control mode by cable.

      TTX torpedoes TE2, "Physicist", "Case", Mark 48 (USA), DM2A4ER (Germany), Black Shark (Italy)

      Length, m: 7,9 - 7,2 - n / a - 5,8 - 8,4 - 5,9

      Weight, kg: 2400 - 1980 - n / a - 1363 - n / a - 1363

      Warhead weight, kg: 300 - 300 - n / a - 300 - 260 - 250

      Maximum range, km: 25 - 50 - 60 - 60 - 140 - 70

      Remote control cable length, km: 25 - 25 - n / a - 30 - 100 - 60

      Maximum speed, knots: 45 - 50 - 65 - 60 - 50 - 52

      https://svpressa.ru/war21/article/151340/
    2. Sky strike fighter 27 January 2020 10: 52 New
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      Some information on the Case (Physicist-2).
      The physicist torpedo has a range of 50 km at a speed of 30 knots and 40 kilometers at a speed of 50 knots. The Fizik-2 torpedo reportedly has a maximum speed of up to 60 knots (about 110 km / h) due to the new 19DT turbine engine with an output of 800 kW. Torpedo "Physicist" has an active-passive homing system and remote control system. The homing system of a torpedo when firing at surface targets, provides detection of the wake of an enemy ship at a distance of 2,5 kilometers and guidance to the target by locating the wake of the wake. Apparently, on the dashboard, a new generation wake-tracking system was installed, which is unresponsive to sonar countermeasures. For firing at submarines, the homing system has active sonars capable of "capturing" an enemy submarine at a distance of up to 1200 meters. Probably the latest torpedo "Physicist-2" has an even more advanced homing system. It also seems likely that the torpedo received a hose reel instead of a towed one. It is reported that the general combat capabilities of this torpedo are comparable to the capabilities of the latest modifications of the American Mk-48 torpedo.

      https://dfnc.ru/c106-technika/novaya-torpeda-fizik-2-prinyata-na-vooruzhenie-rossijskogo-flota/
      1. jonht 27 January 2020 12: 27 New
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        Thank. I did not write all this, I just took the average data of our torpedo for comparison. But the Hindus fellows are pulling their products to the level of the best world and are already close in terms of performance characteristics to the Chinese. And for objectivity, the torpedoes have always been slightly inferior to the Western ones in terms of performance characteristics, well, maybe 650 mm apart from the “fat woman”, but this is a different class.
  • Amateur 27 January 2020 08: 44 New
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    The torpedo goes to the target, adjusted by GPS.

    Hindus came up with a technology for receiving a ~ 1.2 GHz radio signal under water, and even at depths up to 450 m.?
    A distance of 40 km at a speed of 74 km / h will pass the torpedo in 32.4 minutes. During this time, a ship traveling at a speed of 12 knots will pass ~ 12 km, so a torpedo without homing will certainly not get anywhere if Vishna, Krishna and their friend Kali help her.
    So this is another "miscarriage" of the Indian military-industrial complex. (Alt: Once again, something was incorrectly translated from English into VO). recourse
    1. Avior 27 January 2020 09: 34 New
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      Well, strictly speaking, a torpedo should not go a distance of 40 km at great depths.
      can rise to the surface a few times — another if necessary
      1. Andrey.AN 27 January 2020 10: 43 New
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        Can come up and go all the way to the surface, then dive.
    2. Boa kaa 27 January 2020 14: 15 New
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      Quote: Amateur
      A distance of 40 km at a speed of 74 km / h will pass the torpedo in 32.4 minutes. During this time, a ship traveling at a speed of 12 knots will pass ~ 12 km, so that a torpedo without homing will definitely not get anywhere,

      So now there are no "bumps" (Flurry is an exception, it has speed and SBP)
      But even at the dawn of TO, they shot at the “torpedo triangle.”, Fired a torpedo at the target’s place. And then, no one without homing at Dmakh does not shoot, if this is not a coastal target but instead of the head of the SBP.



      "The length of the torpedo is 7,6 m. The weight of the torpedo is 1,25 tons, the warhead is 250 kg, it is equipped with an electric motor with batteries of silver and zinc elements (250 kW), the speed is more than 40 knots. Active-passive acoustic homing guidance system, wire control .
      The share of Indian components is more than 95%. The cost of each torpedo is about 120 million rupees. It is planned to produce 73 units. The Indian Ministry of Defense has announced its readiness to allow the export of Varunastra torpedoes to “friendly countries,” including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates. ”

      Source: http://nevskii-bastion.ru/torpedo-varunastra-india/
      1. Amateur 27 January 2020 14: 24 New
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        Dear Alexander! Thank you for the characteristics of your torpedo. But we are not discussing them, but an article on the VO entitled “Indian submarines will equip Varunastra with advanced torpedoes” by an anonymous author who, unlike you, was too lazy to clarify the characteristics of the subject of his article, which caused ridicule and criticism of the participants in the discussion. drinks
  • cniza 27 January 2020 09: 07 New
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    The torpedo was designed at the Naval Science and Technology Laboratory of the Defense Research and Development Organization of India (DRDO).


    I know for sure that the Kama Sutra was made in India, but this torpedo?
  • Victor March 47 27 January 2020 10: 39 New
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    Quote: ANIMAL
    Good and most importantly beautiful coloring - plus five to the speed, range and strength of the explosive! laughing
    With GPS - I just don’t quite understand ??? request
    What is characteristic of the entire Asia-Pacific region is trying to build its naval plans, as a counterweight to China!

    It periodically pops up and dismisses the directional JIPIES antenna, adjusting its path. Otherwise, at a depth of half a kilometer, a signal can only be obtained with the help of the Supreme Buddha.
    The question remains, after all. In case of war, DZHIPIES will be disconnected. This is international law that prohibits a third party from helping any kind of one of the parties to the conflict. Otherwise, it is regarded as participation.
    1. Andrey.AN 27 January 2020 10: 50 New
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      And who will prove that both sides do not use? Americans with GPS may have many international obligations limiting system shutdown.
  • Andrey.AN 27 January 2020 10: 52 New
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    Not reliable, count on the Americans.
  • Victor March 47 27 January 2020 15: 05 New
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    Quote: Andrey.AN
    And who will prove that both sides do not use? Americans with GPS may have many international obligations limiting system shutdown.

    Assistance to one side is seen as participating in hostilities, and can be attacked by the opposite. In this case, penguins run the risk of getting from all sides.
  • lvov_aleksey 29 January 2020 00: 56 New
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    I'm funny too