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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Dec 26, 2012

DRDO's K-15 Underwater Missile Does 650 Km Dolphin Jump, Makes Program Director Happy

India's DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) successfully test-fired the K-15 underwater missile on Wednesday, off the Visakhapatnam coast. This underwater launch system makes India the fifth country on the planet to have technology after U.S., Russia, France and China. K-15 leaped 20km into the air from it's base a few meters under the sea and covered 650 km before splashing into the bay of Bengal. This was the 11th trial flight of the missile.

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Program Director, A.K. Chakrabarti says the system is 'fantastic' given its power and accuracy. The missile will now undergo one more trial and afterwards, it will be integrated with India's nuclear submarine - Arihant. The K-15 is a two stage missile, weighs about 6 tonnes and 10 meters in length. DRDO is planning to equip Arihant with 12 such missiles, capable of carrying nuclear warhead. DRDO's engineers are already in the process of building the K-4 missile, which is even more powerful than the K-15 and have a range of about 3000 km.

We celebrate the engineering achievements of DRDO; while keeping our fingers crossed for the world peace.

Via: The Hindu

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