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    “Scientists working on hypersonic missiles”

    Having successfully added supersonic missile BrahMos to the country’s armed forces, Indian scientists were working on fabricating hypersonic missiles with Russian assistance, said A.S. Sivathanu Pillai, former Chief Controller, Defence Research and Development Organisation.

    Speaking to reporters here on Monday after inaugurating ‘Inspire Science Camp’ for students, Dr. Sivathanu Pillai said that India successfully added to its armour a range of missiles even as many other countries were either working on them or had tested only subsonic missiles. While a subsonic missile could achieve a speed of 800 km per hour, BrahMos could reach 3,300 km per hour.

    Buoyed by this achievement, India was working on fabricating reusable hypersonic BrahMos with the help of Russia. “It will be ready in the next five years,” Dr. Pillai said.

    Thorium-based reactors, on which Indian scientists were working, could provide an effective solution to the country’s growing energy needs, he added.

    A group of meritorious students have been selected for the five-day camp.

    Stephen Baier, visiting faculty, School of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Thiruvananthapuram, addressed the participants of the camp.

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    Re: “Scientists working on hypersonic missiles”

    I wonder why the most advanced nations still going for subsonic cruise missiles instead of Hyper,super dooper sonic?
    For example Storm Shadow for Eurofighter is a subsonic cruise missile.
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    Re: “Scientists working on hypersonic missiles”

    Quote Originally Posted by safriz View Post
    I wonder why the most advanced nations still going for subsonic cruise missiles instead of Hyper,super dooper sonic?
    For example Storm Shadow for Eurofighter is a subsonic cruise missile.
    The answer is simple. Hyper-sonic cruise missiles are not suitable for moving targets. They have limited maneuverability<5g in terminal phase.
    Storm Shadow is last decade tech. Meteors missile is the only supersonic BRAAM/AAM from EU(france); which will soon evolve into a super sonic CM

    Meteors is the only European tech which is at par with brahmos.it uses sold ducted ramjet propulsion while brahmos uses liquid ramjet propulsion.

    Russian propellants program are decade ahead of European union. Barring Germany, None of EU countries working on scramjet propulsion.

    http://www.pakistanaffairs.pk/thread...round-Launcher

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