Submarines: Indian SLBM Perfected


May 15,
India announced that it had
perfected the technology for launching ballistic missiles from a submerged submarine.
The seven ton K15 Sagarika SLBM (Sea Launched Ballistic Missile) has been
successfully tested three times, using an improvised underwater silo. The
Sagarika has a 750 kilometer range, and a
half ton payload, which is sufficient to handle a nuclear warhead. India is developing a nuclear submarine, and
one capable of carrying Sagarika won't be available for 5-10 years.


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