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  1. 1

    su market

    Thanks for the picture. Does anyone know if the remaining rajputs are being upgraded with brahmos? What about Delhi’s?

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    Anonymous

    May be I am a newbie!! But what is the advantage of vertical launch to the inclined launch? Does it increase the precision of the missile or any other things?

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  3. 3

    Abhishek

    Wow!! Its surely an awesome news!!! 🙂

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  4. 4

    Prasun K Sengupta

    INS Ran Vijay too will be fitted with the BrahMos. Both INS Ranvir and INS Ran Vijay will each have 12 BrahMos on board: eight vertically and four housed within inclined launchers of the type now on board INS Rajput. The question to be asked now is: what kind of BrahMos will be on board: pure anti-ship variants or a mix of anti-ship and ship-launched land attack variants? Also note that the photo of INS Ranvir shows it retrofitted with IAI/RAFAEL Barak-1 CIWS and new mast-mounted ESM/EW suite and Desceaver off-board countermeasures dispensers from ELBIT Systems of Israel.

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    Anonymous

    Wow! that sure looks awesome ..

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    su market

    Thanks for the info. 12 brahmos is a terrific load. What about the older 3 rajputs? They still have 5-8 years left in them. It looks like the 8 VLS brahmos occupy the space vacated by the SA-N-3 launcher. But I guess 32 Barak-1’s should offer some compensation.

    To the newbie..VLS missiles can be fired in any direction without wasting fuel unlike inclined ones which need either the missile or ship to maneuver if the threat is not directly ahead.

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    Anonymous

    I second Anon2, what is the advantage?

    I know technically they are very different and a vertical launch is more difficult to perfect. But what do we gain? space to store more missiles? faster firing?

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    Anonymous

    ^^ either you have zoom eyes or something else.

    I can only see AK guns but no Barak-1.

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    Prasun K Sengupta

    To [email protected]: No, not zoom eyes, but trained eyes. Directly above the portside AK-630 gun is the STGR radar illuminator for the Barak-1 and to the left of the STGR are the vertical launch cells of the Barak-1.

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  10. 10

    Anonymous

    Brahmos apna bramhastar hai! Usko PoK me apne doston ke thali ko bhi ched kar sakta hai. Uska itna accuracy hai!

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    Rahul Singh

    I think in addition to other advantages “Vertical Launch” allows Brahmos to get to the cruising altitude relativity faster. Where it dumps its rocket booster and starts cruising using ramjet engine resulting in less consumption of fuel hence more range.

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  12. 12

    Anonymous

    Does the Huron actually carry a Nikon D80!!!!! ? (Nikon D80, f/6.3 & 1/640sec, 90mm @ ISO 100)

    Thanks in advance.

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  13. 13

    Rahul Singh

    More. A “Vertical Launch” allows 360′ firing. Means it allows firing both in front and back without relocating or repointing entire launcher. Hence resulting in smaller time interval between successive firings…… Let suppose a ship detects a target behind her tail. Imagine she is available with only forward facing inclined launchers. So to fire a brahmos at her target she will have to do “U Turn” resulting in consumption of precious time. I think no need to explain consequences. Against it if that ship is equipped with a vertical launcher then she can fire a Brahmos at her her target without turning. Above is also applicable in Brahmos LACM case.

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  14. 14

    Anonymous

    Vertical launch allows the missile to be pointed in any direction.

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  15. 15

    ABHINABA

    How many number BRAHMOS will be set on KOLKATA CLASS destroyar?

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    Anonymous

    will india ever have the project-22-350 frigates ???

    by when can we expect the hypersonic version( Mach 5+) of the brahmos to be tested???

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