INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby vera_k » 27 Jul 2009 05:34

Cybaru wrote:104-105 or 110-112 ??

The reports are all over the place..


There's also the one outlier report in Economic Times that places the length at 124m.
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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby Cain Marko » 27 Jul 2009 05:34

Cybaru wrote:104-105 or 110-112 ??

The reports are all over the place..


But Saar, does not the fact that reports have touched upon only those 2 figures, actually narrow it down considerably. I remember resident experts (vina iirc) pointing out to 104 mtr: 5000kg or 110-12 mtr:6000kg.

BR is ahead of the curve once again. Damn, talke bout double hulled, hadn't Sagguji posted a pic to that effect?

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby sunilUpa » 27 Jul 2009 05:37

BBC aired a clip of INS Arihant launch, showing Mrs.Kaur breaking the coconut and Shri MMS's speech. The angle video of MMS speech is same as that of the photo. It appeared to be front bow, with many people standing on it. There was no sign of sail in the segment aired.

ooops didn't see Gerard's post.
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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby Cybaru » 27 Jul 2009 05:40

Linky ?

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby Gerard » 27 Jul 2009 05:45

AFP image - indianukesubmarine_afp.jpg
http://www.ndtv.com/news/images/story_p ... ne_afp.jpg
:mrgreen:

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby csharma » 27 Jul 2009 05:47

Reuters is now using Bharat -Rakshak to come up with Missile ranges. For Agni IIISL. I do not know where from they got 250 -350 km for Sagarika.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2009 ... 474361.htm

look at the Reuters graphic. Left hand corner for sources.
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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby Jagan » 27 Jul 2009 05:52

csharma wrote:Reuters is now using Bharat -Rakshak to come up with Missile ranges. For Agni IIISL. I do notknow where they 250 -350 km for Sagarika.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2009 ... 474361.htm

look at the Reuters graphic. Left hand corner for sources.


Arun - please take a bow.. :)
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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby Raja Bose » 27 Jul 2009 06:17

Cain Marko wrote:I remember resident experts (vina iirc) pointing out to 104 mtr: 5000kg or 110-12 mtr:6000kg.


Cmon man, its a submarine NOT a Gadha/Godhi Paki missile :mrgreen:

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby Gerard » 27 Jul 2009 06:19

Isn't 30 years too steep a learning curve (leave aside L&T's participation to fabricate the hull when we have giant PSUs).


Consider the case of the UK which (unlike India) had been building carriers, battleships, submarines
For its first nuclear submarine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Dreadnought_(S101)
Although the plan was to build all-British nuclear submarines, much time would be saved by accepting the American technological lead and taking advantage of US nuclear technology. The excellent relations between Admiral Mountbatten and US Navy Chief of Naval Operations Arleigh Burke, expedited obtaining that help. This was despite Rear Admiral Hyman Rickover, in charge of the American naval nuclear power program, being set against any transfer of technology, indeed, Rickover prevented Mountbatten inspecting USS Nautilus. It was not until a visit to Britain in 1956 that Rickover changed his mind and withdrew his objections [1]. Although Rickover wished to supply the third generation S3W reactor of the Skate class, Mountbatten exerted his influence and the entire machinery system for an American Skipjack class submarine, with its fifth generation S5W reactor, was obtained[1]. This was known as the "American Sector" (see 1958 US-UK Mutual Defence Agreement). The hull and combat systems of Dreadnought were of British design and construction hull, although British access to the Electric Boat Company influenced the hull form and construction practices


And decades later, for its current Trident system?
Please read
Trident: we've been conned again

and this
UK'S TRIDENT SYSTEM NOT TRULY INDEPENDENT
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/p ... 86we13.htm

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby negi » 27 Jul 2009 06:23

^ Infact to be honest Munna UKstan puts even TSP to shame when it comes to getting latest military technology and IP on a platter from Unkil. Btw BAE and GD are right across the road and share same premises in the so called submarine capital of the world .

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby sunilUpa » 27 Jul 2009 06:25

Any one in masa land with TIVO, please record the BBC news being aired now..the INS Arihant clip is likely to be repeated.

Ramana, Rahul..apologies.

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby jamwal » 27 Jul 2009 06:27

Gerard wrote:AFP image - indianukesubmarine_afp.jpg
http://www.ndtv.com/news/images/story_p ... ne_afp.jpg
:mrgreen:



What is that thing ? :oops:

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby Venkarl » 27 Jul 2009 06:29

Cool down my friend Sunil....remember? we are peaceful people....

After seeing the above picture...it just struck me that we Indians develop cute little stuff [LCA, Arihant] but DEADLY and POTENT.. :)

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby negi » 27 Jul 2009 06:32

Jamwal thats INS Kursura its a Foxtrot class submarine which NDTV and rest of the channels are showing as INS Arihant. :lol: :roll:

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby ajay_hk » 27 Jul 2009 06:35

Woooohooo! was late in joining the party here but hearty congratulations to each and everyone involved. A very proud moment for the entire nation. Hopefully we can get a glimpse of it sooner...

A graphic from the Telegraph article...
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It says Graphic is from Reuters
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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby jamwal » 27 Jul 2009 06:39

negi wrote:Jamwal thats INS Kursura its a Foxtrot class submarine which NDTV and rest of the channels are showing as INS Arihant. :lol: :roll:


Dhanyawaad

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby Gerard » 27 Jul 2009 06:43

Err.. decades after Mountbatten got the US to transfer the Skipjack technology the UK is still dependent on the US for SSBN technology

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/p ... 86we13.htm
UK Vanguard-class Trident submarines are UK-made, but many aspects of the design are copied from US submarines and many components are bought from the USA.

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby putnanja » 27 Jul 2009 06:53

sunilUpa wrote:Any one in masa land with TIVO, please record the BBC news being aired now..the INS Arihant clip is likely to be repeated.

Ramana, Rahul..apologies.


Wonder which genius smuggled in the camera phone and what all he recorded??? :roll: No doubt getting his/her 2 mins of fame while not giving two hoots about national security.

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby Rahul M » 27 Jul 2009 06:56

as usual telegraph is up to its usual DDM standards. LA class 16,000 tonnes ? :roll:
I mean how different are the spellings of ohio and los angeles, even if you know nothing about subs ?

Guys,

Why are you abusing me? I have just asked a very basic question. Is it wrong?


well if you throw up half baked comments (that's a comment, not a question and a very irritating one at that, considering you know nothing about the project. your comment sounds as if you are the CNS or something with access to every classified doc on the ATV)
expect to be grilled on BR, this is not a place where people can say anything they like and get away with it.

C'mon guys there seems to be no democracy in this forum.

:roll: what does democracy got to do with it ?
why does every newbie who makes an inane comment shout 'democracy', 'hitler' etc when they are called out on that ?


FYI, next to everyone here is aware of these things, that doesn't mean that you can compare two defence industries with massive differences in terms of experience, funding and access to tech from the rest of the west and bad mouth the disadvantaged one in the process.

comparison makes no sense if you forget the context. you have just committed that mistake.

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby sunilUpa » 27 Jul 2009 06:57

RaviBg wrote:
sunilUpa wrote:Any one in masa land with TIVO, please record the BBC news being aired now..the INS Arihant clip is likely to be repeated.

Ramana, Rahul..apologies.


Wonder which genius smuggled in the camera phone and what all he recorded??? :roll: No doubt getting his/her 2 mins of fame while not giving two hoots about national security.


Looks like official video release. Apparently there were three photo/videographers.

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby Raja Bose » 27 Jul 2009 07:00

sunilUpa wrote:Looks like official video release. Apparently there were three photo/videographers.


Sunil, those 3 were from IN or GoI Defence Ministry it seems. It might be that the footage released to media is deliberately deteriorated. They will have good solid footage for private viewings amongst the H&M ofcourse,..its just that us street-level abduls are not in the know.

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby Gerard » 27 Jul 2009 07:01

There was a <1 sec bit at the end of the BBC clip that appeared to be cell phone quality. Quite pixelated and jagged unlike the previous portion

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby Raja Bose » 27 Jul 2009 07:06

Now, one of the reports here mentioned that the reactor wont be switched on till about a year from now (i.e. approx 33% to 50% into trial time). I wonder what are the stages (broadly) of trials the sub is supposed to go thru over the next 2-3 years. Even though there are 1000s of sub-systems which have to be integration tested (I bet they have been unit tested already), I was of the opinion that the propulsion would be one of the first to be tested? :-?

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby Gagan » 27 Jul 2009 07:08

My nth version of the Arihant. :(( GoI for godssake release the pic, or I'll spend the whole night doing this stuff.

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby sunilUpa » 27 Jul 2009 07:09

Raja Bose wrote:Now, one of the reports here mentioned that the reactor wont be switched on till about a year from now (i.e. approx 33% to 50% into trial time). I wonder what are the stages (broadly) of trials the sub is supposed to go thru over the next 2-3 years. Even though there are 1000s of sub-systems which have to be integration tested (I bet they have been unit tested already), I was of the opinion that the propulsion would be one of the first to be tested? :-?


Not so sure about taking one year to switch on the reactor. Another report (Ajai Shukla?) talked about reactor going critical being next step.

Ahhh Gagan you are getting close..
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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby Singha » 27 Jul 2009 07:09

if it has a borei style hump might be able to take the full caliber A3SL rounds without any
compromise for "K-X". A3SL is just our name for it.

chipanda must be going nuts wanting to know more.

wrt to reactor, I believe that report is incorrect. another report spoke of starting the diesel
and steam turbines under external power , then making the reactor up (3 week process).
even for detached harbour trials, you'd need the power plant up and running.

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby Gagan » 27 Jul 2009 07:12

Chipanda probably knows more than BRF jingos

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby pgbhat » 27 Jul 2009 07:13

Gagan wrote:My nth version of the Arihant. :(( GoI for godssake release the pic, or I'll spend the whole night doing this stuff.

:rotfl: :rotfl: Gagan-ji don't give up yet ... I am sure it will turn up pretty soon... meanwhile keep us entertained. :mrgreen: ... I loved your prediction of the coconut breaking pic. :D

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby Gagan » 27 Jul 2009 07:13

sunilUpa wrote:Ahhh Gagan you are getting close..


You've seen it !

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby Raja Bose » 27 Jul 2009 07:13

Singha wrote:wrt to reactor, I believe that report is incorrect. another report spoke of starting the diesel
and steam turbines under external power , then making the reactor up (3 week process).
even for detached harbour trials, you'd need the power plant up and running.


Exactly. Once it is untethered from shore, the reactor needs to run otherwise none of the hotel systems will even work. Actually to think of it, I think one SBC chap who was talking of getting the fluids running and heart ticking might have been referring to this. I wonder what kind of auxillary diesels the Arihant has to drive the boat to safety, in case of reactor scram - I guess I will keep wondering for ages given the shroud of secrecy. :((

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby Austin » 27 Jul 2009 07:14

Its a good thing AK has clarified that BARC did the reactor with some innovative technologies , so that should put to rest all claim that Russian has helped in reactor design , Its a pure Indian Designed Compact PW Reactor with indian innovation init ..thats a great news..Great Job BARC

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby Raja Bose » 27 Jul 2009 07:16

Austin, Rooskies did consult on it so tech might be indig., but they helped smooth some kinks out.

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby sunilUpa » 27 Jul 2009 07:16

Gagan wrote:
sunilUpa wrote:Ahhh Gagan you are getting close..


You've seen it !


LOL NO. I wish :(( .your picture is very close all descriptions we have read..

I just hope we don't end up as five blind men and the elephant. :)

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby Raja Bose » 27 Jul 2009 07:19

OK fellas...for the lack of any other interesting tidbits....MARCOS were present in mufti (and in some other types of suits :mrgreen: ).

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby Gagan » 27 Jul 2009 07:44

The indigenous content is said to be about 40% as per the interview of Vice Admiral A.K. Singh, which will go up to about 70% in the next two subs.

Tech demonstrators don't have anechoic tiles on them. Besides I don't think India has $700 million to blow on just a tech demonstrator.

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby Andrew DeCristofaro » 27 Jul 2009 08:10

sunilUpa wrote:Image

good one

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby negi » 27 Jul 2009 08:22

This is INS Arihant and not a technology demonstrator , this is a formally commissioned sub which will be deployed as soon as it will clear sea going trials and loaded with maal.

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Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Postby naird » 27 Jul 2009 08:38

Austin wrote:Its a good thing AK has clarified that BARC did the reactor with some innovative technologies , so that should put to rest all claim that Russian has helped in reactor design , Its a pure Indian Designed Compact PW Reactor with indian innovation init ..thats a great news..Great Job BARC



Austin,

For all we know , we can never tell if its a pure Indian design or if russians helped us on reactor design..Even if they did, i dont think MoD officials will state that russians helped us design the reactor ..the mere fact that Singh saar mentioned Russians in his speech is a testimony to the fact that Russians have played a greater role than just helping design problems...

Borei class , thats the most recent Russian design....woow.......

Either ways its a golden day for Indian military...was waiting for so long for this day to come...and secondly..thank you Russia for the help , this kind of consultancy will seldom be received by any one..

Jai hind.


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