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Xsizor

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You Do realize that's fake right it's a Mish mash of various videos

The above video SS is from a 2013 launch of a Proton M launch in Russia.

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I got it from a Twitter thread. Had no way of verifying as it's in a foreign language.

Edit : seems to me that the video is authentic. It's Indian alright.
 
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Xsizor

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Div

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It is in an Indian language and other reply tweets on this were remarking the people shouting in their language about the missile falling.

Quite the confirmation as Russians wouldn't be speaking some inconspicuous Indian language
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The Indian missile are tested from Abdul Kalam island. Civilians are not allowed there.
But ok if the video is true chn
 

ougoah

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I don't get what the big deal is with this Brahmos test failure. Missiles fail everywhere on occasion. The more tests and the more missiles in inventory, the greater the number of failures and duds. If x has 10 missiles and 1 dud in the mix while z has 100 and 2 failures, which one is better? If x fires 10 missiles per year in training and z fires 100 with failure numbers being 1 vs 5 respectively, which one is actually better?

Brahmos as genuinely less capable as internet warriors make it out to be, is still a mature platform. One test failure means nothing.

Whereas Nirbhay trials and testing continuously failing in the past was more indicative of where the project was at. Those failures could be used as some indication of developers still finishing the product. So some people are reading way too much into a Brahmos failure.
 

ougoah

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The Indian missile are tested from Abdul Kalam island. Civilians are not allowed there.
But ok if the video is true chn

Maybe that video footage isn't of this particular Brahmos test failure. But there was a Brahmos test failure. These things happen and are normal. In fact that's one failure out of possibly dozens of Brahmos tests in the past. By no means a great record but possibly not far off what others experience with missiles.

BTW I doubt some internet suggestions that India has tested hundreds of Bhramos. India plans to have 2000 Brahmos or so. If they tested hundreds of inventory pieces (what you would expect in fair tests and certainly not counting development tests for obvious reasons), then testing like 10% of inventory is something that won't happen particularly for a relatively cash strapped nation. Sure India has pretty high nominal GDP but extremely low per capita productivity and income. It can test and train nominally like some other major militaries at the expense of feeding its people. So I doubt India has tested hundreds of Brahmos missiles. I believe dozens would be expected and match India's relatively low training and testing/live fire rates if other missiles in inventory are any indication.
 
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siegecrossbow

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I don't get what the big deal is with this Brahmos test failure. Missiles fail everywhere on occasion. The more tests and the more missiles in inventory, the greater the number of failures and duds. If x has 10 missiles and 1 dud in the mix while z has 100 and 2 failures, which one is better? If x fires 10 missiles per year in training and z fires 100 with failure numbers being 1 vs 5 respectively, which one is actually better?

Brahmos as genuinely less capable as internet warriors make it out to be, is still a mature platform. One test failure means nothing.

Whereas Nirbhay trials and testing continuously failing in the past was more indicative of where the project was at. Those failures could be used as some indication of developers still finishing the product. So some people are reading way too much into a Brahmos failure.

It isn't much of a big deal in terms of actual weapon performance/competence. However, news of failure carries more weight with Brahmos since it is a weapon of major national prestige in India. Think of it as the Indian equivalent of J-20/J-10 crashing or DF-17 hypersonic missile failing to launch.
 

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