The Nirbhay team believes that the heavy-lifting done on the BrahMos will dramatically shorten integration and modification time on the slower, smaller weapon. The Nirbhay is a land attack cruise missile armed with a 300-kilogram warhead capable of reaching speeds of 0.6-0.7 Mach, and designed to be launched from air, sea, and land. * A sub sonic missile travels vastly slower than a supersonic missile. The Nirbhay, meaning “fearless,” is a land attack cruise missile (LACM) currently under development by the Republic of India’s Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO). Only difference is the primary operating engine. In AAMs however the equations change drastically, … In Brahmos the ramjet is the primary engine, thus the booster is used to kick start the ramjet, with Nirbhay its the turbofan/turbojet than needs to be started. BrahMos was developed in ajoint venture with with Russia while Nirbhay is indegenously developed. It was trialled a second time using a solid booster and a turbo-jet engine during the cruise phase. It has the capability of attacking surface targets by flying as low as 5 meters to the maximum height of 14 km in altitude. Nirbhay is an addition to the Indian arsenal, which includes BrahMos, a short-range supersonic cruise missile jointly developed by India and Russia. Unlike BrahMos, Nirbhay was intended to be a sub-sonic cruise missile with a range of over 1000 kms and capable of carrying around 300 kilograms of warhead. The BrahMos can strike at targets 290 kilometers distant, more than double the advertised range“in excess of” 67 nautical miles (77 statute miles, or124 kilometers)for the Harpoon. Unlike BrahMos, Nirbhay was intended to be a sub-sonic cruise missile with a range of over 1000 kms and capable of carrying around 300 kilograms of warhead.
Therefore it'd take much longer to reach a target. “Between Russia, HAL, the DRDO and us, the BrahMos integration has been an exhausting and sometimes frustrating experience,” an IAF officer associated with the BrahMos integration tells Livefist. * * * 1.
The first test-firing of Nirbhay was terminated midway after the missile deviated from the intended path. In AShMs or ASMs like say the Brahmos or the Nirbhay, the reasons for carrying and ejecting the bosster is the same as with the SAMs. The Nirbhay is a land attack cruise missile armed with a 300-kilogram warhead capable of reaching speeds of 0.6-0.7 Mach, and designed to be launched from air, sea, and land.
BrahMos is a short-range supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarine, ships, aircraft, or land. This solid fuel, nuclear-capable missile has been designed to be dispatched from mobile launchers and travel up 1,000km at speeds nearing Mach 0.7.