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The first quality photo of the Indian submarine Arihant

20 August on New Delhi Television Limited website (NDTV) appeared the first high-quality photograph of the Indian nuclear submarine (NPS) S 73 Arihant, reports Strategy and Technology Analysis Center blog.

The first quality photo of the Indian submarine Arihant

The Arihant missile submarine was created as part of one of the most “long-term” national defense programs in India called Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV), launched in the 1974 year. The development and construction of the submarine was carried out with the active assistance of Russia at the specially created state shipbuilding enterprise Shipbuilding Center (SBC) in Vishakhapatnam, starting with 1998. The Arihant submarine was launched on July 26 2009 of the year, but the factory running trials have not yet begun.

In the photo, published by NDTV, the submarine is located outside the closed mooring complex SBC, which allows to conclude that it was prepared for the first voyage at sea.

It is worth noting that in July XBC NUMX, the SBC in Visakhapatnam began construction of a second submarine of this type, called Aridhaman.

The main armament of the Arihant submarine will be the X-NUMX K-12 Sagarika underwater launch ballistic missiles with a range of 15 km, which are being developed in India under DRDO control. There is information that in the future, submarines of this series will be equipped with a promising Indian K-700 ballistic missile boat with a range of 4-3000 km. A ballistic missile K-3500 with a range of 5-5000 km is also under development.
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  1. region46
    region46 21 August 2014 11: 27
    at such a pace until she goes to sea she will have to be put up for modernization
    1. Giant thought
      Giant thought 21 August 2014 11: 37
      The Indians are still very far behind us in the construction of nuclear submarines. But we do not grieve for this.
  2. andrei332809
    andrei332809 21 August 2014 11: 29
    our prettier
    1. zeleznijdorojnik
      zeleznijdorojnik 21 August 2014 11: 38
      We no longer have these boats - do not deceive ignorant people. There were once the 4 largest in the world, they cut it - TK-202 in 2005, TK-12 Simbirsk - 2005-06, TK-13 - in 2008, TK-17 and TK-20 for 10 years in the crap - they promise to cut it for BC no. Only 1 left - Dmitry Donskoy - test ...
      1. PalSanych
        PalSanych 21 August 2014 11: 43
        Yeah! I agree to stream them no more than (((
        1. saturn.mmm
          saturn.mmm 21 August 2014 11: 54
          Quote: PalSanych
          Yeah! I agree to stream them no more than (((

          You can lock anything in their mines.
      2. andrei332809
        andrei332809 21 August 2014 11: 48
        Quote: zeleznijdorojnik
        We have no more of these boats

        and sorry, sorry ... power!
        but there are such
      3. Jin
        Jin 21 August 2014 13: 15
        Quote: zeleznijdorojnik
        We no longer have these boats - do not deceive ignorant people.

        Yes, sorry "Akulok" ... moscha was sad
      4. PROXOR
        PROXOR 21 August 2014 14: 09
        Lack of BC is half the battle. It was no wonder to remake them under the Mace or cruise missiles as the Mattresses do. The trouble there is that the reactors have already been practically developed and they can only be recharged by partially disassembling the hull. They thought they were crying. The price was not very cheap for the new type of Northwind. At the same time, the Shark, by virtue of its size and power, is noisier and harder to hide. But the record is taken. Shark-type submarines are the largest submarines in the world. In the history of the creation of domestic nuclear submarines, there are both the deepest and the fastest.
        1. Andrey NM
          Andrey NM 21 August 2014 16: 16
          The problem is that the rockets for the 941 project were made by Ukrainians, so they did not go further with them. And the reloading of the core on any boats is carried out with a partial disassembly of the hull, a so-called removable sheet is cut out. Sharks had a good property - they broke ice with a "hump" well, you could shoot from the pole. And in terms of noise, they were at the level of modern submarines, despite the size. The habitability for the crew is generally super, we never dreamed of this, although my steamer was newer.
          1. PSih2097
            PSih2097 22 August 2014 00: 13
            Quote: Andrey NM
            The problem is, that the Ukrainians did the rockets for the 941st project, and therefore didn’t go any further with them.

            KB im. Makeeva has developed her own version of the R-39 - R-39UTTKh "Bark".
        2. Boa kaa
          Boa kaa 21 August 2014 20: 52
          Quote: PROXOR
          In the history of the creation of domestic nuclear submarines, there are both the deepest and the fastest.

          Now we are working on creating the quietest. With the receipt of VNU I think it will work out.
      5. Andrey NM
        Andrey NM 21 August 2014 16: 09
        Why four? There were 6 of them. The carriers may be quite good, but the missiles are so-so in terms of their characteristics. In this case, the last stage is still "liquid". Until now, no one has surpassed the BDRM missile. It flies without comment, only the head is being finalized for a new task. And with this "Borey" they simply "mastered" the money. Has the money been drawn for the Urals and Siberia, when can I give it to the Moscow Institute, which has never dealt with naval issues? It all ended with the fact that all the same, specialists from the Makeev Design Bureau were involved in the revision. In the early 90s, the Americans did not so easily climb on KRASMASH in order to squeeze out the maximum information about Sineva. In August 1991, the last corps of the BDRM was fired off with full ammunition. No other boat project, either here or over the hill, can do this. Commander Sergei Vladimirovich Yegorov was not given a Hero, his own .... but as a commander and a man he was excellent, he died in 2007. Honestly, some obscene letters come to mind after that.
    2. insafufa
      insafufa 21 August 2014 11: 40
      Yes, the Americans even called our Black Prince how beautiful the boat was. love
    3. vrach
      vrach 21 August 2014 12: 10
      And killer ...
  3. Alexgs
    Alexgs 21 August 2014 11: 30
    "We built, built, and finally built." Long time for something, and good luck to potential allies.
  4. Stiletto
    Stiletto 21 August 2014 11: 31
    Quote: region46
    at such a pace while it comes out in mota it will already be necessary to put it on modernization

    "Severodvinsk" was also not built immediately. India is our friend, and every new boat at sea is an additional headache, you know who. So - "hindi-rusi-phai-phai" and - good luck to the new sea hunter!
  5. Mishanya 84
    Mishanya 84 21 August 2014 11: 31
    Hindus are our allies. The stronger they are, the better. They only built for a very long time.
  6. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 21 August 2014 11: 35
    one of the most “long-term” national defense programs

    So this is Gorbachev with perestroika thanks! When will he leave for Shevarnadze!
    1. muginov2015
      muginov2015 21 August 2014 11: 54
      recently, all the swelling as a monthly drowned man - you won’t have to wait for a long time to see the little one.
  7. el.krokodil
    el.krokodil 21 August 2014 11: 39
    Quote: Mishanya84
    Hindus are our allies. The stronger they are, the better. They only built for a very long time.
    Indians unlike the Chinese
    try to make their own and not stupidly copy .. and they’re doing the right thing .. their scientists and the designer are building their military science .. good luck to them laughing
    1. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 21 August 2014 21: 49
      Quote: el.krokodil
      Indians, unlike the Chinese, are trying to do their own and not stupidly copy

      Arihant ("Fighter of enemies") was built on the basis of our 670 project. Spent 2,9 billion dollars. Cruising tests were scheduled for February-April 2014. Previously reported problems with the reactor. The 83 MW reactor operates on 2 turbines, a 47000 hp GTZA which rotates 1 shaft with a 7-blade constant pitch propeller.
      SLBM K-15 ("Sagarika") was tested at the offshore stand. 10 launches were carried out from a depth of 20-30 m. Start limit at 50m depth. Mortar start (using a gas generator). The rocket is solid-propellant, weight -17t, length -10,4m, warhead weight - 1000kg, range up to 700km (750?). The height of the trajectory is about 20 km.
      Other equipment options are being developed for the Indian SSBN.
      In-05 with a range of 1900km, which will allow to keep the entire territory of the PRC and Pakistan at gunpoint.
      K-4 based on the Agni-3 ICBM with D = 3000-3500km. Weight 17t, length = 12m, diameter = 1,3m, cast weight - 2,0t.
      K-5 from D firing to 5000km. They promise that it will be a solid-fuel, small-sized, hypersonic, best-in-class ICBM, which can also be used as a missile defense (?)
      KR with a mass of 17t, a diameter of 0,74m, a length of the order of 10m, with a warhead weighing 1000kg D = 700km, with a weight of warhead = 180kg it can hit a target at a range of 1900km.
      On photo: launch of K-15 sub-submarine stand.
  8. Zubrminsk
    Zubrminsk 21 August 2014 11: 42
    how much money is interesting this brainchild?
  9. Tyomaniator
    Tyomaniator 21 August 2014 12: 00
    Quote: muginov2015
    recently, all the swelling as a monthly drowned man - you won’t have to wait for a long time to see the little one.

    Well said good
  10. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 21 August 2014 13: 27
    Well, let's start with the fact that the Indians have quite a lot of experience in operating nuclear submarines.
    In January 1988, India leased a three-year Soviet 670A Skat class nuclear missile submarine (Charlie-I according to NATO classification), equipped with eight nuclear missile systems. After the deadline in 1991, the nuclear submarine returned to Russia and was decommissioned from the navy.

    final match.

    On December 31.12.2011, 152, an acceptance certificate was signed for the Project 971 Schuka-B nuclear submarine K-23 Nerpa, which was leased to the Indian Navy for a period of ten years. On January 2012, 4, the Indian Navy flag was raised over the boat and on April 2012, XNUMX, the nuclear submarine officially became part of the Indian Navy, the ceremony took place at the Indian Navy base Vishakhapatnam in the state of Andhra Pradesh and the ship was named "Chakra".

    New Delhi is currently negotiating with Moscow on the lease of the second nuclear submarine of the Shchuka-B modification of the 971 project, which will be part of the naval nuclear deterrence forces being created in the republic, local media reported.
  11. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 21 August 2014 13: 41
    In general, the Indian submarine fleet appeared at the end of the 60's with the delivery of the first 4 diesel-electric submarines of the 641 project to the USSR, and at the beginning of the 70's they were followed by 4 ships of this type. All of them are withdrawn from the fleet, 3 (!) Are preserved as museums.
    They were followed, almost simultaneously:
    - 4 German diesel-electric submarines of the "209" type (class "Shishumar", 2 built in Germany, entered service in 1986, 2 built in India in 1992 and 1994) 3 in service, have undergone "average repair", 4th - under renovation, order for 2 more has been canceled.

    - 10 of our diesel-electric submarines of pr. 877EKM (class "Sindugosh", entered service in 1985-90 - 8 units and 2 - in 1997 and 2000, the last one - "Sindushastra" already on pr. 08773), 8 in service, Sindurakshak died at midnight on August 13 last year, Sindukirti was repaired and modernized in India (Vishakapatnam), 7 underwent repairs and modernization on pr. 08773 (with the installation of the Club 3M54E missile launcher) in Russia on Zvezdochka in 1997-2013

    Currently, 6 submarines of the French project "Scorpen" have been ordered, all will be built in India, 3 were laid in 2006-08 and are planned to be commissioned in 2015-17 (despite the fact that under the contract, ALL 6 should be commissioned no later 2018, this is already the basis for a shift in the timing "to the right"!)

    the alleged view of the Indian diesel-electric submarines of the "Scorpen" project with the "Bramos"
    In connection with the explosion at Sindurakshak and the delay in commissioning the Skorpen submarine, the Indian Navy asked the Indian government for a "quick" out-of-competition order from Russia for two non-nuclear submarines of the Amur project (export version of Project 677).

    T.O. To date, the Indian Navy has a total of 13 submarines (including 1 nuclear submarines), 3 under repair and testing (including 1 nuclear submarines), under construction are 6 submarines (including 3 Nuclear submarine). The Indian submarine’s fighting success, today, is not.
    The submarine fleet of India is the largest in the Indian Ocean, in terms of the number of units - 6-7 place in the world (with Japan, excluding North Korea and with submarines - 5 or 7)
    At present, a competition for 6 nuclear submarines is being prepared on the "75I" theme, information on the performance characteristics of the Indian Navy has been sent to Russia (Rubin), France (DCNS), Germany (HDW) and Spain (Navantia).
    In total, the Indian Navy plans to have at least 20 PLs, incl. 20 SSBN
  12. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 21 August 2014 13: 58
    In 2003, India signed a contract with Russia and Israel for the supply of 3 A-50 DRLO aircraft, which was completed in 2010 and now plans to purchase three more A-50 radar surveillance and detection aircraft in Russia.

    So much for the air control over the ocean, which was updated after the commissioning of the Vikramaditya, nee Admiral Gorshkov (air group 14-16 MiG-29K aircraft, 2 MiG-29KUB, up to 10 Ka-28, Ka-31 helicopters, HAL Dhruv) and the Indian-made Vikrant aircraft carrier is on its way.
    India is consistently creating an ocean fleet system that aims to dominate the Indian Ocean from Hormuz to Sunda Straits.

    Here are the elements of this system: multipurpose aircraft carrier groups with new destroyers and BrahMos, long-range naval aviation (R-8 Poseidon - Tu 142 - Il 38) and Su-30MKI with the same BrahMos, AWACS aircraft, powerful coastal missile forces and submarine forces (where there are problems so far).

    In about five to seven years, they will catch up on the boats, frigates and destroyers will be mastered in the series, they will start BrahMos, they will work out the interaction, communication and reconnaissance, and, I tell you, India will be the master in the Indian Ocean. Even in the Quiet will look to visit the Chinese.
  13. flSergius
    flSergius 21 August 2014 14: 07
    Maybe I’m asking a stupid question, I’m just a completely land person. Why is the periscope painted either under a birch or under a zebra?
    1. PROXOR
      PROXOR 21 August 2014 14: 13
      And so beautiful)))) wink
    2. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 21 August 2014 22: 06
      Quote: flSergius
      Why is the periscope painted either under a birch or under a zebra?
      Visually, it is so less noticeable, but there is no breaker anywhere. It will take a ride, if without a move, and even covered with an anti-radar coating, then it may not be noticed. But with the current level of technology - hardly.