nachiket wrote:But, is there ANY (diesel) sub which can (theoretically) launch the Brahmos, if we can modify it? Can we do it without significantly impacting performance? This sub-launched Brahmos insistence will only ensure that we stay critically short of subs for even longer.
I think Soryu is around 4000 tons, and can do it.
Maybe Soryu can do it, but peacenik japanese will have a cardiac arrest at the mention of putting such a fearsome weapon on their peaceful platform.
French have claimed and won australian competition. But now are afraid that they can't deliver. Hence they tried to make peace with German Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft saying we white europeans should protect and work together and prevent Asians from getting it.
But Germans are hurting pretty bad with this defeat, so they may give a lot to us just to spite the kangaroos and frogs.
Best is that in same way as nuclear-barracuda is transformed into smx-ocean.
We propose to germans that we make Arihant into 4000 ton single hull SSK and get as much Tot as possible while developing together.
That can carry longer range Nirbhay instead of Brahmos.
And germans can make it run on Li-on batteries + diesel instead of diesel+aip just like japanese will do for their next soryu subs.