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Hypersonic option for nuclear weapons: India tests Shaurya missile

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India on October 3 successfully tested the Shaurya medium-range ballistic missile, which is capable of reaching speeds of Mach 7,5.


This launch is the latest in a series of recent tests. weapons amid military tensions with China in the Ladakh sector

- explains the Hindustan Times.

As stated, the Shaurya rocket is capable of covering a distance of up to 800 km. It develops its maximum speed on the final flight path, switching to hypersound. It is possible to equip the rocket with both conventional and nuclear charges; the weight of the warhead is limited to 1000 kg. The length of the KR is 10 meters, weight is 6,2 tons. It is equipped with many advanced computing systems and high-precision navigation, efficient propulsion system, sophisticated control and guidance systems.

This kind of demonstration of potential is extremely important to send a loud signal to another nuclear country [...] Our opponents will be even more discouraged from using nuclear weapons

- said the former commander of the Northern Indian Army, Lieutenant General Jasval.

India is positioning a hypersonic option for nuclear weapons as a clear increase in its strategic power.

The launch took place three days after India tested the surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile BrahMos, whose flight range increased from 290 to 400 km.
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  1. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 4 October 2020 09: 24
    +8
    Chassis is not Tatra by chance? hi
    1. Sergey_G_M
      Sergey_G_M 4 October 2020 10: 55
      +7
      And I was amused by the multi-colored bolts on the wheels - it's so Indian! ))
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 4 October 2020 11: 05
        -1
        So they asked me a job, what kind of bolts are so yellowish burgundy, maybe not twist them, but only paint them. what drinks
        1. cormorant
          cormorant 4 October 2020 14: 41
          +1
          And the tractor itself, so bright and spectacular in terms of color. It's not just unmasking signs, it's just a flashy color. Where in India is such a surface color? Although it's good that orange and gold are gone. Progress.
      2. halpat
        halpat 4 October 2020 11: 06
        +2
        Quote: Sergey_G_M
        And I was amused by the multi-colored bolts on the wheels - it's so Indian! ))

        flying hypersonic shawarma is strong !!!
      3. Hypertension
        Hypertension 4 October 2020 11: 43
        +2
        Quote: Sergey_G_M
        And I was amused by the multi-colored bolts on the wheels - it's so Indian! ))

        And still somehow grayish ... Doesn't look like them. Where is the fringe on the windshield? Where are the garlands on the radiator? Eh ... not that Hindu soldier has already gone, not the same ...
  2. Observer2014
    Observer2014 4 October 2020 09: 29
    +3
    India on October 3 successfully tested the Shaurya medium-range ballistic missile, which is capable of reaching speeds of Mach 7,5.
    What are non-hypersonic ballistic missiles? lol
    Hypersonic speed (HS) in aerodynamics is a speed that is significantly higher than the speed of sound in the atmosphere.
    Since the 1970s, the term has been commonly referred to as supersonic speeds with Mach (M) numbers above 5.
    1. Victor_B
      Victor_B 4 October 2020 09: 36
      +2
      Quote: Observer2014
      What are non-hypersonic ballistic missiles?

      There!
      Rockets of the Grad, Hurricane, Tornado, Buratina, etc. never hypersonic!
      Which does not prevent them from being ballistic. smile
      Not enough scope!
      1. Observer2014
        Observer2014 4 October 2020 09: 53
        +2
        Quote: Victor_B
        Quote: Observer2014
        What are non-hypersonic ballistic missiles?

        There!
        Rockets of the Grad, Hurricane, Tornado, Buratina, etc. never hypersonic!
        Which does not prevent them from being ballistic. smile
        Not enough scope!

        Hooray!!!! laughing Found it! Have invented. And what prevents the non-guided missiles of the Second World War from being non-ballistic? wassat Or the rockets with a powder charge that I used to launch at a rocket modeling circle as a child? laughing
        1. Victor_B
          Victor_B 4 October 2020 09: 56
          0
          And they will cure you ... (c)

          Quote: Observer2014
          powder-loaded rockets that I used to launch at a rocket-modeling circle as a child?

          It is truly ballistic!
          For they fly like a stone after the combustion of gunpowder.
          1. Observer2014
            Observer2014 4 October 2020 10: 06
            -2
            Quote: Victor_B
            And they will cure you ... (c)

            Quote: Observer2014
            powder-loaded rockets that I used to launch at a rocket-modeling circle as a child?

            It is truly ballistic!
            For they fly like a stone after the combustion of gunpowder.

            Well done, sit down. Five! good laughing So then you will take everything literally and we will reach a shot from a slingshot. What is not ballistics? We are actually discussing a modern hypersonic complex "Shaurya". How should this be understood? That the Indians have hypersonic weapons?
      2. halpat
        halpat 4 October 2020 11: 15
        +2
        I wondered :)) if there is something NOT ballistic from objects launched by a human hand and so on. And I realized that NO :))
        EUREKA!! laughing
        Even a flashlight launched at an opponent will fly along a ballistic trajectory wassat
        But if it is on, then the light from it will no longer be ballistic. laughing
        The paradox is straightforward lol
    2. Insurgent
      Insurgent 4 October 2020 09: 40
      +2
      Quote: Observer2014
      What are non-hypersonic ballistic missiles?


      surprisingly for some, but not all ...



      P-11M / SS-1B Scud A and P-17 / Scud B
  3. Victor_B
    Victor_B 4 October 2020 09: 31
    0
    India on October 3 successfully tested the Shaurya medium-range ballistic missile, which is capable of reaching speeds of Mach 7,5.
    Duc to run it at such a distance, you need to fly very fast.
    So, ALL BALLISTIC operational-tactical missiles, even the old Scud (!) HYPERSONIC!
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 4 October 2020 09: 43
      +2
      Quote: Victor_B
      So, ALL BALLISTIC operational-tactical missiles, even Scud (!) HYPERSONIC!


      SAM "Patriot", albeit with dubious effectiveness, could initially hit hypersonic targets belay belay belay ?
      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B 4 October 2020 09: 49
        +1
        Quote: Insurgent
        SAM "Patriot", albeit with dubious effectiveness, could initially hit hypersonic targets

        Why not?
        On a collision course.
        If there is enough working time.
        During the war, one of our mortars from a mortar (!) AIMED (not just - I was shooting in the direction of that skyscraper, and he suddenly fell ...) shot down a German plane!
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 4 October 2020 09: 54
          0
          Quote: Victor_B
          Why not?
          On a collision course.
          If there is enough working time.

          That's why this empty chatter "If", without taking into account the real performance characteristics of the same R-17 and" Patriot "in conjunction with practical launches / interceptions?
          1. Victor_B
            Victor_B 4 October 2020 10: 07
            0
            Quote: Insurgent
            without taking into account the real performance characteristics of the same R-17 and "Patriot" in conjunction with practical launches / interceptions?

            Well, the Scuds last month in Saudi Arabia quite knocked them down. Hussite.
            The operational-tactical ones (except for the maneuvering Iskander) are quite capable of bringing down today's ones.
            "Medium" range over 5000 km, I think with great difficulty and with low probability, and "small" (legion of them in different countries) quite.
            1. Insurgent
              Insurgent 4 October 2020 10: 18
              +3
              Quote: Victor_B
              Well, the Scuds last month in Saudi Arabia quite knocked them down. Hussite

              Well, you write nonsense without understanding and taking into account the fact that the "Scud" is ancient, and the "Patriot" has undergone several stages of modernization / improvement ...
              1. Victor_B
                Victor_B 4 October 2020 10: 27
                +1
                Quote: Insurgent
                Well, you write nonsense

                You are evil ... I will leave you ...
                Quote: Insurgent
                that "Scud" is ancient, and "Patriot" has undergone several stages of modernization / improvement ...

                Scud Saddam shot at Israel at a distance of more than 1000 km.
                What speed did it have at its maximum?
                the Shaurya rocket is capable of covering a distance of up to 800 km.
                medium-range ballistic missile "Shaurya", which is capable of reaching speeds of 7,5 Mach.
                It looks like it, like Iskander, flies along a Quasi-ballistic trajectory - flat, and to the maximum range it will fly along an optimal BALLISTIC trajectory and (maybe) will have the same speed at the terminal section as Scud's.
        2. Hwostatij
          Hwostatij 4 October 2020 11: 11
          -1
          AIM

          How do you imagine aiming a mortar at an airplane? Please share, because it is very interesting
          1. Victor_B
            Victor_B 4 October 2020 11: 16
            +1
            Quote: Hwostatij
            AIM

            How do you imagine aiming a mortar at an airplane? Please share, because it is very interesting

            This is not for me, but from the award list.
            Gugel will help you.
            It is a fact. Famous.
  4. Charik
    Charik 4 October 2020 09: 35
    +2
    Some kind of morning mouse without explaining - minus puts
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 4 October 2020 09: 38
      +2
      You didn’t offend anyone in the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict? hi
  5. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 4 October 2020 09: 38
    0
    Interestingly, and what for they paint missiles in camouflage? And why isn't the whole rocket in the TPK?
    1. Crash
      Crash 4 October 2020 09: 52
      0
      So the view is more formidable wink And you can immediately see that they are not bluffing, and TPK is not empty winked
    2. Sergey_G_M
      Sergey_G_M 4 October 2020 10: 51
      0
      This is not a TPK at all, but just a part of the launcher in the form of a pipe.
      As for camouflage, this is the norm, we also paint strategic ballistic missiles. That's why they didn't paint the entire launcher xs, maybe just a prototype for now.
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD 4 October 2020 11: 15
        +1
        Quote: Sergey_G_M
        we also paint strategic ballistic missiles.

        Only TPK on PGRKSN is painted in camouflage.
        That's why they didn't paint the whole launcher xs,
        Well, so and I for scho ...
      2. Errr
        Errr 4 October 2020 15: 12
        0
        Quote: Sergey_G_M
        This is not a TPK at all, but just a part of the launcher in the form of a pipe.
        It is this pipe that is called the launch container, with the only difference that ours (on Topol-M) also has a cap. smile
        Our rockets on the Topols are generally not visible in the transport position and therefore there is no need to paint them in "camouflage". smile
  6. maktub
    maktub 4 October 2020 09: 49
    -3
    I wonder where the technology comes from, there is a missile technology nonproliferation treaty
  7. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 4 October 2020 09: 49
    +1
    Given that China has strategic nuclear forces, all these demonstrations are rather weak ... one could just as well give news about the transition of the Indian army to new machine guns ...
    The very idea of ​​a possible exchange of nuclear strikes is already a deterrent ... not one of the parties to the conflict has a reliable missile defense system ...
  8. Operator
    Operator 4 October 2020 10: 24
    -4
    But 80 years have passed since the Indians experienced an analogue of the hypersonic FAU-2 laughing
  9. rocket757
    rocket757 4 October 2020 10: 36
    0
    So everyone is following the path of increasing the number and range of missile strike systems. All who can, of course.
    For weak air defenses, this is a real problem.
    Here's how with systems that can withstand them, that's a real problem.
  10. fa2998
    fa2998 4 October 2020 10: 39
    +5
    Quote: Operator
    But 80 years have passed since the Indians experienced an analogue of the hypersonic FAU-2 laughing

    It seems to be a military site, but like children! Now it has become a buzzword - "hypersonic". ALL OTR and ICBMs starting with the Soviet R-7-ALL HYPERSONIC. Speeds 3-7 km / sec. A little more and will go into orbit (and R- 7 and came out) .Something with the advice, such hymns were not sung, that our missiles are hypersonic. hi
  11. opuonmed
    opuonmed 4 October 2020 10: 45
    0
    even all began to call hypersonic missiles)))
    1. lucul
      lucul 4 October 2020 10: 53
      0
      even all began to call hypersonic missiles)))

      Yes, it's better hypersonic - than hipersonic)))
      1. The eye of the crying
        The eye of the crying 4 October 2020 12: 13
        +1
        Quote: lucul
        Yes, it's better hypersonic - than hipersonic)))


        Of course better. "Hypersonic" is at least written without error.
    2. Editor
      Editor 5 October 2020 16: 13
      0
      Until recently, the concept of "zeroing the American missile defense system by Russian hypersonic missiles ..."
  12. iouris
    iouris 4 October 2020 10: 57
    -1
    Given the size of India and neighboring "potential partners", the missile is not strategic. Flies. Well done.
    1. ivanec
      ivanec 6 October 2020 08: 49
      0
      Yes, a couple hundred million fewer people will not even notice that China, that India ...
  13. Old26
    Old26 4 October 2020 14: 06
    +2
    As stated, the Shaurya missile is capable of covering a distance of up to 800 km. It develops maximum speed on the final flight path, switching to hypersound.

    Damn, specialists ... Not on the final flight trajectory, but at the final stage of the active segment of the flight trajectory. That is, at the moment when the engines stop working. After that, the rocket begins to decelerate and "on the final flight trajectory", that is, near the ground it already has a supersonic speed

    Quote: tralflot1832
    Chassis is not Tatra by chance? hi

    Looks like. Moreover, they produce EMNIP "Tatra" with such a wheel arrangement under license

    Quote: Observer2014
    What are non-hypersonic ballistic missiles?

    Yes, most often these are short-range missiles. Flight speed - supersonic

    Quote: Victor_B
    India on October 3 successfully tested the Shaurya medium-range ballistic missile, which is capable of reaching speeds of Mach 7,5.
    Duc to run it at such a distance, you need to fly very fast.
    So, ALL BALLISTIC operational-tactical missiles, even the old Scud (!) HYPERSONIC!

    Not at all, Victor. The same scud at its apogee has a speed of 1130 m / s, at the ground - 1400 m / s. Maximum - 1500 m / s. But at what height it is unknown. Although this speed, purely theoretically, can be considered hypersonic. But the speed will be slightly more than 5M

    Quote: Victor_B
    It looks like it, like Iskander, is flying along a quasi-ballistic trajectory - flat, and at the maximum range it will fly along the optimal

    What prompted you to conclude about the quasi-ballistic trajectory of the Indian missile, if there are no parameters other than range and speed

    Quote: maktub
    I wonder where the technology comes from, there is a missile technology nonproliferation treaty

    Restrictions apply only "for sale". The country itself can create missiles of any range and accuracy, if it is not subject to sanctions restrictions. In addition, all these restrictions for India (in particular, on the range of the "Brahmos") no longer apply. They apply exclusively to countries that have not signed the Wassenaar Accord. And India signed the EMNIP Wassenaar Arrangement in 2018.

    Quote: silberwolf88
    Given that China has strategic nuclear forces, all these demonstrations are rather weak ... one could just as well give news about the transition of the Indian army to new machine guns ...
    The very idea of ​​a possible exchange of nuclear strikes is already a deterrent ... not one of the parties to the conflict has a reliable missile defense system ...

    It's not entirely clear why this demo is weak. This means that if China demonstrates a new rocket to replace the previously existing ones, this is the norm, but when India arranges such a demonstration, the demonstration is rather weak.
  14. nobody75
    nobody75 5 October 2020 22: 00
    0
    Sorry, judging by the photo, the rocket has a detachable head, which does not allow launching it along a quasi-ballistic trajectory. And, by the way, control of this missile is possible on OUT. At the apogee - only correction. She can walk to Iskander - two-horned as to the moon. Iskander, due to its quasi-ballistic trajectory, is controllable in all areas. This was a fundamental requirement of the TK due to the specific warhead. "High-precision navigation" - what is it?
    Sincerely