INS Arihant: News & Discussion

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby shaun » 16 Feb 2019 20:36

ArjunPandit wrote:
Gagan wrote:Are Arihant and Chakra deployed as we speak

Yes I'm tweeting from chakra... Will hoop to akula tomorrow


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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby Gagan » 18 Feb 2019 07:33

I kid you not.

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby ramana » 26 Jun 2019 00:51

Looks like all good on the deterrent patrol line.

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby Philip » 01 Jul 2019 11:18

Was reading an interesting analysis on our Arihant class- dated but observant.The front portion from the sail onwards is totally Kilo.Even the sail is Kilo + with the planes fixed to it though. The aft portion differs and being the first boat, carries limited no. of missiles.Described as a " pocket SSBN".Once the later boats planned with 12 to 16 silos arrive, we may see the Arihant reconfigured as an SSGN carrying 12 non- N missiles for land attack.

A thought did strike me with some US analysts proposing merchant ships packed with missiles like an arsenal ship.Our old carriers like the Viraat could simply be stationed at port but equipped with a heavy load of mixed missiles, possibly even SAMs like S-400s on deck!

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby Singha » 01 Jul 2019 11:42

but her elderly boilers would need lot of upkeep and crew. not cheap to keep such a floating dated arsenal ship.

if its a arsenal ship we want the fleet support ships/tankers provide stable volume platforms with cheap diesel engines and uptime.

USN has taken a leaf from this playbook and will build some ABM arsenal ships off the San antonio class hull by deleting the well deck in the rear and using that freed up area to house a gigantic X band radar and ofcourse tons of VLS cells here and there.

zumwalt type side arrays of vls cells and big radar

some even claim these could replace the Tico class cruisers though I doubt it, for lack of speed. to hunt in a pack with the DDGs it needs to 30 knot+ which this hull form does not look so designed for.

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby Karthik S » 01 Jul 2019 11:52

Philip wrote:Was reading an interesting analysis on our Arihant class- dated but observant.The front portion from the sail onwards is totally Kilo.Even the sail is Kilo + with the planes fixed to it though. The aft portion differs and being the first boat, carries limited no. of missiles.Described as a " pocket SSBN".Once the later boats planned with 12 to 16 silos arrive, we may see the Arihant reconfigured as an SSGN carrying 12 non- N missiles for land attack.

A thought did strike me with some US analysts proposing merchant ships packed with missiles like an arsenal ship.Our old carriers like the Viraat could simply be stationed at port but equipped with a heavy load of mixed missiles, possibly even SAMs like S-400s on deck!


What's the point of that? We can rather have a run of the mill military base with same number of missiles.

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby Philip » 01 Jul 2019 12:00

They already have the old infra accommodation-wise , combat centre, and sensors which could be upgraded, moored at a convenient location. Just a thought.

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby JTull » 01 Jul 2019 13:14

You're proposing a sitting duck!

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby Yogi_G » 01 Jul 2019 19:01

If at all the df-31 missiles had a chance of targeting some naval asset then it would be this. Forget our carrier groups.

Our Sagarika and subsequent missiles were tested off submersible silos first. Even they would do some justice here.

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby prasannasimha » 01 Jul 2019 20:19

Moderator note -please do not deviate from the primary discussion - This thread is about Arihant and its sister boats . No more talk of land based or moored formations etc please.


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