The Sikkim Today News Desk
India’s deadliest ever defence project of constructing 3 number of Nuclear powered S5 SSBN’s is moving at a fast pace.
Each 13,500-tonne class S5 SSBN will be equipped with 16 K-6 submarine launched balistic missiles (SLBM), cruse missiles, torpedos, mines, etc.,
S5 SSBN’s will be ready for induction into Indian Navy by 2030. DRDO’s Advanced Naval Systems lab already has started development of K-6 SLBM which will be 6000 km+ to 8000 km+ next-generation submarine launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) with (MIRV) payload.
Each K-6 SLBM will have 3 to 6 MIRV warheads with total payload of 2-3 tonnes.
First S5 SSBN will go in construction in 2022 onwards. S5 SSBN’s will feature 190MW Pressurized water reactor (PWR) which is already under research and design by BARC which previously had developed 83MW PWR for current INS Arihant and INS Arighat class of SSBN’s.
S-5 SSBN project was approved in 2017 by Modi cabinet with a budget of Rs. 10,000 crore.