Sandeep is usually very reliable but I do know successful Uran firings in Indian waters in the last decade. Having said that propulsion problems did exist in Uran and good that an indigenous solution was developed.
nam wrote:Sea Eagle is been phased out with DRDO's SR anti-ship missile...
NASM-SR is a helicopter launched anti ship missile for Dhruv helicopters and possibly Seaking but no test firings have taken place so far. Sea Eagle still serves with Seaking helicopters. On Jaguars its been replaced by Harpoons.
NASM-SR will be a great option for our large fleet of OPV's.
Rakesh wrote:Another problem, unlikely to be resolved soon, are the complications from managing the world’s most staggeringly diverse AShM inventory.
The diversity is necessary to induct latest technology. For example, Harpoon replaced Sea Eagle in Jaguars but for Seahawk Romeo we chose Norwegian NSM because of its highly advanced IIR seeker with no emissions.
Rakesh wrote:Eight major missile types (3 of them with two variants)
Actually 5 of them have two variants -
3M-54E Klub - Anti Ship - Surface launch (Talwar, Shivalik), Submarine launch (Kilo)
Brahmos - (8 variants) Ship Vertical Launch (Land Attack, Anti Ship) Ship Inclined Launch (Land Attack, Anti Ship) Land Vertical Launch (Land Attack, Anti Ship) Air Launch (Land Attack, Anti Ship)
Harpoon - Air Launch - P-8I, Jaguar, Submarine Launch (Type 209.1500)
Uran - Air Launch - MiG-29K, Il-38, Surface launch (Delhi, Brahmaputra, Kora, Prabal)
P-20 - Surface Launch (Godavari, Rajput, Kukhri, Veer) Land launch
The sixth one - 3M-54E1 - Anti Ship - Submarine launch (Kilo). Can be Surface launched (Talwar, Shivalik) but that version not inducted.
Every IN fighter, MPA & combat helicopter has anti ship missiles. Every submarine has Anti Ship missiles. Two IAF fighter types have Anti Ship missiles.
Given this diversity, imagine the countermeasures the Chinese will have to think of
Why do you think Shri Ram and Arjun and other Maharathi's of mythology had multiple types of arrows instead of standardizing only on one
Because each arrow has a different profile and it makes opponent's countermeasure's difficult.We will never standardize even when fully indigenous and already have (or will shortly have) the following anti ship missiles BrahMos, K-15, Nirbhay, NASM-SR, STAR derivative, HSTDV derivative.
I count six here
As mentioned earlier, this IN press release clearly says "hits target" and contradicts Sandeep. Had the press release said "launched successfully", then I would have believed the aircraft launched the missile but the missile malfunctioned thereafter. However this release clearly says "hits target".