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BHARAT’S “SMART” IS THE SMARTEST IN THE WORLD BY MILES!

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October 11, 2020
• In a game-changing accomplishment,Bharat’s pride, the DRDO successfully tested the world’s best anti-submarine missile on the 5th of this October
1.WHAT IS “SMART”?
1.1.SMART is the acronym for “Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo”.
1.2.It is specifically designed to target and destroy enemy (read China) submarines with AWESOME PRECISION.
1.3.It is a Hybrid weapon system where two-weapon capabilities (the Missile and the Torpedo) are joined to make one weapon system that vastly expands the range and speed of a weapon system.
1.4.A MISSILE is an intelligent unmanned ROCKET designed to carry the Payload (the warhead or weapon) to a designated TARGET with the object of DESTROYING the target.
1.4.1.The major technologies/mechanisms used in a missile are:–
(i) The Propulsion System
(ii) Guidance System
(iii) Aerodynamic Features to include the air frame, wings and fins
(iv) Terminal Guidance System for guided warheads, and
(v) The Warhead ( can be nuclear also)
1.5.THE TORPEDO
1.5.1.It is a fascinating, cigar-shaped self-propelled underwater weapon designed to be fired from a ship or submarine or dropped into the water from an aircraft and to explode on reaching a target.
1.5.2.It can be launched above or below the water surface, it is self-propelled towards a target, and has an explosive warhead designed to detonate either on contact with or in proximity to the target.
2.HOW DOES THE “SMART” WORK?
2.1.It takes off like a regular supersonic missile when launched from a warship or a truck-based coastal battery.
2.2.Most of its flight in the air is covered at lower altitudes with two-way data link from the warship or an airborne submarine target detection system.
2.3.It is also provided the exact location of the hostile submarine to correct its flight path midway.
2.4.The missile’s warhead is Torpedo Advanced Light (TAL), also known as the Shyena.
2.4.1.Torpedo Advanced Light (TAL) is an electrically propelled self-homing torpedo and can be launched from ship and rotary wing aircraft.
2.4.2.It has both active and passive modes of operations, and all digital control and guidance systems.
2.4.3.TAL is an anti-submarine weapon, which can attack submarines in shallow waters & deep waters.
2.5.Other ships, as well anti-submarine helicopters operating from them, such as the Indian Navy’s future MH-60R Seahawks, could potentially feed targeting information to vessels armed with SMART after finding enemy submarines, giving them additional flexibility to engage those threats rapidly.
2.6.Other platforms, including maritime patrol aircraft, such as India’s P-81 Poseidon, a variant of Boeing’s P-8A Poseidon, could also help in spotting and tracking targets.
2.7.TAL, which is an acoustic homing torpedo, reportedly has an endurance of approximately six minutes, which translates to an operational range of around 10 miles at a maximum speed of 33 knots, giving it some additional time in which to find its target after hitting the water.
2.8.It can operate at a depth of 450 metres(!) and its battery is ACTIVATED BY SEA WATER!
3.HOW IS OUR “SMART” FAR, FAR SUPERIOR TO ITS PEERS IN THE U.S, RUSSIA & OTHERS—A GAME-CHANGER?
3.1.The first feature is its FORMIDABLE RANGE OF 650 Kms (400 miles)!
3.2.The U.S. Navy’s the RUM-139 Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rocket (VL-ARSOC) has a range of a mere 22 Kms.
3.3.Russia’s RPK-6 has a maximum range of 60 miles, just a fraction of our DRDO’s “SMART”.
3.4.This breathtaking, astounding range bestows on Bharat unimaginably superior and unmatched ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE CAPABILITIES.
3.5.And hence it is naturally called a GAME CHANGER!
4.THIS IS THE MOMENT THE CHINESE SUBMARINES HAVE BEEN DREADING FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS!
4.1.The SMART is a real KILLER WEAPON against the Dragon’s submarines lurking in the Indian Ocean and even in the Asia-Pacific region.
4.2.When the missile reaches the required range and altitude, the nose cone separates and the torpedo will be released on the targeted Chinese submarine.
4.3.After it is released, the torpedo uses a parachute to reduce its velocity. After it enters water, the torpedo uses its own guidance system to look for its target.
5.MODIFIED BHARAT IS NOW ABLE AND WILLING TO OVERWHELM & DEFEAT THE DEPOSTIC DRAGON IF IT DARES TO BEGUILE OUR NATION
5.1.The Statesman led Nationalist Government has brought in a paradigmatic shift in our approach towards national security and territorial integrity which was abysmally absent with all the non-BJP Central Governments in the past.
5.2.PM MODI could easily fathom the might and morale of our armed forces, one of the very best in the world of all times.
5.3.And he has the POLITICAL WILL anchored on his “Nation First” Policy, to give our Armed Forces a free hand to configure and implement the Dynamics and Strategy in the highest battle fields in the world.
5.4.The only unhappy and uncomfortable people with this transformational change will be of course the Chinese Regime and our own INTERNAL ENEMIES.
Ramdas Iyer
11.10.2020
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