Austin wrote:That kind of range will cover all of pakistan landspace keeping the TEL 300 km inside India.
Seems Brahmos range was highly understated , No amount of tweaking can give a 250-300 % increase in range unless the system has built in design growth potential to do so , it is good DRDO is coming up with true range of brahmos.
Such range will have significant impact on anti-ship capability of all Indian ships carrying brahmos , Need to fix the Stand off survellence capability to use such range in real time , Even 500 km range is a significant potential.
Back of the envelop drag & ISP calculations would have shown earlier of true Brahmos range.
The 300 km range at low low profile or S shape trajectory was the the hidden fig leaf compliance with MTCR
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Yes Sir , considering we are using the Ramjet engine for almost 1.5 decade its possible they might have improved Engine Performance of Brahmos , Dr Sudhir spoke about improved Ramjet engine to achieve speed > M 4.5 http://www.financialexpress.com/india-n ... st/963175/
“Presently, the BrahMos has a speed of 2.8 Mach… in two years time it would be increased to 3.5 Mach, and by five years, it would be 5 Mach,” said BrahMos Aerospace Pvt.Ltd. (BAPL) Managing Director & CEO Sudhir Kumar Mishra. Thereafter, to go to hypersonic mode, it is likely to take another seven-ten years as the missiles would graduate from ramjet to scramjet engine, and considering other complex issues of aerodynamic heating, combustion, vibrations, etc, he said. Mishra was speaking at a function
A Combination of Improved Ramjet Engine , better Liquid Fuel of higher Isp and Trajectory shaping would add to its increased range , Cant rule out more fuel by trading warhead with more fuel , A 200 kg warhead will still get 100 kg more fuel without compromising its lethality.
Time will tell how they achieved this but the range increased is phenomenal to cover whole of pakistan and use it deeper inside china , IF they can get a air launched variant keeping the same dimension/weight of existing Air Launched variant then the use case is far and wide.