Thursday, August 21, 2014

First Photo Of India's N-Sub 'Arihant' During Harbour Trials

PHOTO VIA NDTV
Indian television station NDTV has scooped this first ever photograph of the country's first indigenous ballistic missile submarine 'Arihant' during the harbour trials in Visakhapatnam. This happens to be only the third photograph of the Arihant in existence, though many journalists (including myself) witnessed the full launch ceremony in 2009.

In August 2009, friend and colleague Sandeep Unnithan scooped the first ever photograph of the Arihant. A year later, I happened to put out the first public photograph of the Arihant here, furtively published by the government in an official document. The photograph above, scooped by NDTV, is only the third.

The Arihant's reactor went critical almost exactly a year ago, since which time the boat has been put through harbour acceptance trials. She'll move out for sea trials later this year.

13 comments :

Anonymous said...

the submarines sail and metal superstructure reflects very poor welding skills and does not seem to be covered with carbon composites and anti sound material coating

Prasanna Simha M said...
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Prasanna Simha M said...

Actually if you see carefully they are anechoic tiles and look irregular due to the angle and glint. See the upper part of the conning tower and the rest of the superstructure

Anonymous said...

Any guesses when this one will sink??

Jay said...

I think we are seeing two different boats. Let us assume that the person standing atop the boats is a ruler. If that is so, there seems to be two boats of different sizes with similar designs. I think one is a SSBN, the other SSGN.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a PS job

Anonymous said...

All subs with anechoic tiles have similar finish.
Here is
US Virginia class

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Anonymous said...

Philip Fowler has no dick!

Anonymous said...

This is not Arihant picture at all. Images of the previous subs does not in any way match the above. It's just to fool the public. Conning tower in last 2 pictures is in the middle of the sub but the above one shows almost end of it.

Anonymous said...

Shiv has seen it. What say you Shiv?

laldo said...

what a finish our naval & Russian engineer have given to nuclear arihant submarines.

sandhya said...

They did the work like an army people.