SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
India’s second ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) INS Arighat will be having early commissioning into the Indian Navy as the nearing completion of its sea trials. Arighat has been often spotted on satellite imagery for the last two years as it had started with port trials that later moved to full-fledged sea trials.
Arighat is the sister ship of lead Arihant that recently test-fired a Submarine-launched ballistic missile first time as part of the training launch drill of the crew. Arighat is capable of carrying 12 K-15 Sagarika missiles, which have a range of 750 km, or four 3,500 km range K-4 missiles.
India already has developed S4, the third nuclear ballistic missile submarine that is stretched extended submarine with 1000-ton more displacement than its predecessor. S4* (Star) its sister ship will be moved from dry docks to the outer fitting facility likely in early 2023.
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