There was a vayu article about this and other missiles some time back:https://www.vayuaerospace.in/article/53 ... p-missiles
The Varunastra is described as a long range anti-ship missile with cruising speed of 850 kmph. This low cost relatively light weight missile is being developed for neutralising smaller ships as a ‘cost effective solution’. The missile weighs 225 kg, has a 108 kg penetrator and blast fragmentation warhead. The missile has very low RCS and a designed range in excess of 270 km. The Vel is another low RCS platform being developed, a light cruise missile which weighs about 200 kg and can achieve speeds in excess of 270 km for employment against surface targets
Anujan, the Varunastra and Vel are a figment of imagination of Air Marshal S B Deo, former Vice Chief of Air Staff who made models of missiles at home without ANY scientific basic. No wind tunnel testing. No CFD modelling.
The numbers too are without ANY scientific basis.https://www.business-standard.com/artic ... 319_1.html
https://www.livefistdefence.com/2015/10 ... d-off.html
Former Vice-Chief of Indian Air Force, Air Marshal SB Deo (retired) offered four missiles of different types to Indian armed forces at the Aero India show on Wednesday.Deo has personally designed and developed all the missiles.
It also includes a 297-km strike range cruise missile Vel and stand-off missile Khagantak.
SB Deo told ANI, "This epitomises Make in India, foreign exchange content is less than 10 per cent. We have two glide bombs of different calibre and a light-weight cruise missile with a range of 297 km that carries a small warhead. They could be inducted in less than 6 months.
Five-day air show Aero India 2019 begun in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
https://www.livefistdefence.com/2015/03 ... d-off.htmlhttps://www.aninews.in/news/national/ge ... 220220756/
The weapons have so far remained concepts given that they have no official sanction and aren’t routed through the established DRDO-DPSU route to service entry. However, Air Marshal Deo and DRDO chief Selvin Christopher today not only shared a warm hug, but also agreed to “work together” — this could mean the DRDO getting involved and helping Air Marshal Deo get the weapons going as inductable platforms.
Honestly a senior officer shouldnt have come up with this kind of unscientific nonsense. His brother was the Attorney General of State of Maharashtra.
Prem Kumar wrote:Much-needed boost, but some of these specs seem completely off: A 55Km range missile weighting 380Kg but a 270 Km range missile has a 200Kg weight. Even if we assume that the warheads are of different classes, these numbers seem very odd
lakshmanM wrote:Puhlease, look at the typical flight altitude and separation velocity of both missiles. Subsonic, sea-skimming missile, released from a slow platform vs high altitude, supersonic missile, released from a fast aircraft
Prem Kumar and John are right.
Just because someone writes something doesnt make it true. None of the statistics of the missiles passes the common sense test. And one needs to share facts to substantiate a point of view.
Prem Kumar wrote:A 55Km range missile weighting 380Kg but a 270 Km range missile has a 200Kg weight. Even if we assume that the warheads are of different classes, these numbers seem very odd
Prem is asking right logical questions. By no stretch of imagination can a 200 kg missile go 270 km!
As I mentioned earlier, the missiles are a figment of imagination of Air Marshal Deo and not backed up by any scientific research. MOD, IAF, DRDO no one gave any serious thought to it.
The real Varunastra is a 533 mm Heavy Weight Torpedo.