Pure Scramjet certainly would be challenging and brahmos has stated it would take a decade to get there.sferrin said:Is there reason to believe the process would go any smoother in India than in the US. Fasthawk, HyFly, X-51, etc. were all suppose to be slam dunks. Turned out. . .not so much.Austin said:Brahmos are developing Hypersonic variant in two part as per its CEO Dr Sudhirflateric said:Wiki is ready for help, my friend. We have started as early as 1991.
The first step is to achieve Mach 5 would be to use improved Ramjet propulsion that would increase the speed to little over Mach 5.
The second part is Scramjet propulsion to improve the speed between Mach 6-7.
The first variant would be available in next 5 years but the second one involving scramjet would take a decade.
But getting Mach 5 with modified Ramjet would be feseable in next 5 years or so.
I read the Russians have already tested Ramjet with speed mach 4.5 and the existing Brahmos Engine as Mishra Said with little modification can achieve Mach 5