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    Post  Austin on Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:08 pm

    Hypersonic missile to be ready in 5 years

    Coimbatore With the air-version of BrahMos missile likely to be inducted in IAF within a year, works have already been started to develop BrahMos 2, the fastest Hypersonic missile in the world, which would take final shape in five years, a top scientist said.

    While the BrahMos missile has the speed of Mach 3 (speed of sound) moving at one km per second, the Hypersonic missile would achieve a speed of Mach 6 to Mach 7, double than that of the present missile, A Sivathanu Pillai, CEO and Managing Director, BrahMos Aerospace, said.

    “We have the guidelines and technology to make Hypersonic missile. Tests, however, have to be conducted for configuring with the propulsion and the engine and flight tested, which would take at least five years,” Pillai said.

    Once operational, BrahMos 2 would be the fastest missile in the world, he said.

    Having achieved the land and sea versions of BrahMos missile, the air version was in the final stage and after carrying out the critical test,it would be inducted into the Indian Air Force to use in Sukhoi-30,the main striking aircraft. The missile would be a versatile system in the Defence Force, he said.

    Asked about inquiries from foreign Countries, Pillai said since there was no equivalent to the BrahMos, many countries were queuing up for the missile for use in multiple platforms in their force.

    There was , however, huge requirement of this missile in India and only after fulfilling the demand, the company can think of supplying to foreign countries, he said.
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    Post  GarryB on Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:50 am

    Once operational, BrahMos 2 would be the fastest missile in the world, he said.

    It would be the fastest air breathing anti ship missile...

    There are plenty of missiles that travel at more than 2km/s.
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    Post  Austin on Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:01 pm

    Model of Indo Russian Brahmos 2 Hypersonic Cruise Missile displayed at AeroIndia 2013

    Link  http://livefist.blogspot.in/2013/02/first-photos-what-hypersonic-brahmos-ii.html

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    Post  GarryB on Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:30 am

    Nice.
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    Post  Austin on Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:11 pm

    Brahmos-2 is Hypersonic Resuable Missile

    India to have Sudarshan Chakra-like missile soon


    According to the Hindu scriptures, Sudarshan Chakra is the ultimate weapon of Lord Vishnu used for the destruction of enemy. The best part is it comes back to its original place after destructing the target.

    The myth will now be reality.

    In next few years, India will have its own Sudarshan Chakra-like deadly hypersonic potent missile.

    BrahMos Aerospace India Ltd (BAIL) is currently working on BrahMos II programme where scientists have taken inspiration from Lord Vishnu's weapon. Going at a speed of Mach 7, the missile would deliver the warhead, assess the destruction of target, come back and get ready to go again.

    Talking to Headlines Today, Dr A Sivathanu Pillai, CEO and MD for BAIL, said, "It is our dream to make the best weapon. Our mythology has given us a lot of inputs. Out of all gods, only one weapon is moving and is ready to go in nanoseconds at the command of mind. It destroys the enemy and comes back, and that is Sudarshan Chakra."

    Dr Pillai, considered to be the father of the world's fastest supersonic BrahMos cruise missile project, adds, "We have established a lead in supersonic missile. Definitely our country and its scientific community are capable of developing a hypersonic missile which is reusable. With technology changing every day and a sort of information war beginning in the world, there is a possibility of mind operating machines. Hypersonic vehicles with multi-use will reduce the cost putting payload in the orbit. It could deliver the payload at multiple points and it can come back. That is what we have thought of as our own version of Sudarshan Chakra."

    According to Dr Pillai, India will get this hypersonic missile in the next 5-7 years. At present, BAIL is working on the air-to-air missile, which should get ready by the end of 2014.

    Dr Pillai's ultimate dream is to establish a military industry complex which can provide all the weapons in the country. "We could be a self-reliant country in missile technology, but for that we need industry support," he said.


    Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/sudarshan-chakra-brahmos-aerospace-india-ltd-bail-air-to-air-missile/1/325940.html
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    Post  Austin on Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:17 pm

    To those who do not know what Sudarshan Chakra is , It was a weapon used by Hindu God Krishna.

    Just putting up a video of Sudarshan Chakra

    https://youtu.be/w4MGb8ISVEI?t=2m57s
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    Post  Arrow on Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:39 pm

    What about Russian hypersonic Zircona missile ?
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    Post  GarryB on Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:07 pm

    What about Russian hypersonic Zircona missile ?

    Zircon is a Russian equivalent like Onyx is the Russian equivalent of Yakhont.

    The main difference is that Brahmos is based on Yakhont, while Brahmos II and Zirconium are being developed at the same time.

    The other obvious difference of course is that Zircon (short for Zirconium) will not be restricted to 300km range and less than 500kg payload.
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    Post  Austin on Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:38 pm

    Can Ramjet Engine be modified to give Mach 5+ speed ?
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:30 am

    Yes, but it would be easier with a scramjet engine... which is a type of ramjet engine of course.
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    Post  Austin on Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:53 am

    I wonder if some new fuel will give this capability to current Brahmos with ramjet to give them Hypersonic Capability

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/pm-modi-has-brought-a-paradigm-shift-in-defence-make-in-india-an-imperative-brahmos-sudhir-mishra/articleshow/50848593.cms

    What is the update on the Mark II version of the BrahMos? What are the production and trial timelines and how does it improve on the existing missile system?

    BrahMos Mark II or Hypersonic BrahMos will be able to fly much faster than the existing one. The speed of the existing BrahMos missile is 2.8 to 3 Mach. In order to make a pure hypersonic missile, one has to make a scramjet engine. Our study suggests that the present engine can be improved if we redesign some  some components and do proper thermal management, after which the missile can travel at a speed of 5 Mach.

    At 5 Mach speed, the engine cannot be called pure hypersonic. In fact it is just beginning of the hypersonic regime. There are some problems in making a pure hypersonic engine. As of now, we are conducting research completely in the theoretical region. To test a pure hypersonic engine, we will have to make electronics which can withstand very high temperature.  We have to make it shock proof so that it can withstand speed of 8-9 Mach. My estimate is that we will be standing at the door of hypersonic engine in about three to four years, and pure hypersonic in about seven to eight years

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