Discussion in 'Strategic Forces' started by ladder, Nov 6, 2013.
Coming, four Agni missile trials in a month's span - The New Indian Express
I am hoping to see some serious improvements in the TELs of our long range missiles,especially Agni V and Agni III. Even though,they are not required to have off road mobility,currently they seem to have very poor mobility,even when on road. Hopefully,once we have mastered canistering'em,the scene may change.
Tests are ok, instead of giving advance info just test it with 24 hours notice to pak. That way enemy and uncle wont be prempt our test or pressure us not to test it.
Absolutely ! when will they learn that ? will that ever happen ?
Even this is a bold move. I don't think we have done this ever before.
This move too is bound to generate some ranting and whining from some quarters.
We did the quick reaction/response test with prithvi missiles this year.( two launches in two days, by SFC without the knowledge of even DRDO, who were taken by surprise and then reporting to PM who took stock of preparedness )
Logically, in coming years we will do the same with agni series.
Is they r mirv capable
No, not yet.
brilliant move for the reason that it displays training and infrastructure capable of launching multiple missiles at near about intervals reminiscent to actual situation. also it provides for stress tests to see how the personnel and systems will respond to such information overload.
but the most pertinent takeaway i personally believe is that when you launch a missiles that are "timeworn" you replace them with NEW missiles. a bit like stock clearance. these missiles that are being tested are versions that can be updated with new improved platforms.
every-time i see a agni series (1-3) and also pritvhi series it makes me smiles knowing that such stock will be replaced with newer and more improved versions with the additional important benefit that SFC are being training and provided experience.
still await the day when multiple missiles are tested at the same time. would be great if three agni-5(s) are sent out to different targets at the same time.
^^^ what brilliant move, earlier also it happen when A5 was tested for the first time, then under pressure we didnt test these very missiles, now again same halla gulla for 4 tests.
Now it may so happen that history will repeat itself like what happen in last year and we will bend under pressure.
A4 weighs 17 Tons??
Agni-IV test-flight a â€˜stupendous success' - The Hindu
Indigenously developed nuclear-capable Agni-I ballistic missile successfully test-fired - India - DNA
Any update on the Agni I test that was supposed to happen today?
Pls. read the previous post. ( post no-12)
The test was successful.
Odisha: Agni-I successfully test-fired
PTI Balasore, November 08, 2013
India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Agni-I ballistic missile with a strike range of 700 km from a test range off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the Army.
The surface-to-surface, single-stage missile, powered by solid propellants, was test-fired from a mobile launcher at 0933 hrs from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island, about 100 km from Balasore.
"The test-fire of the ballistic missile was fully successful," ITR Director M V K V Prasad said.
"Agni-I missile was launched by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC)," he said, adding the DRDO developed medium-range ballistic missile from the production lot was launched as part of regular training exercise by the armed forces.
The Agni-I missile has a specialised navigation system which ensures it reaches the target with a high degree of accuracy and precision, he said.
Weighing 12 tonnes, the 15-metre-long Agni-I, which can carry payloads up to 1000 kg, has already been inducted into the Indian Army. Agni-I was developed by advanced systems laboratory, the premier missile development laboratory of the DRDO in collaboration with Defence Research Development Laboratory and Research Centre Imarat and integrated by Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad.
The last trial of the sophisticated Agni-I missile was successfully carried out on December 12, 2012 from the same base.
Odisha: Agni-I successfully test-fired - Hindustan Times
Re: Odisha: Agni-I successfully test-fired
1000 kg payload means TN for our friends. 10 of these are enough for our green friend. Rest Prithvi missiles will do the job. We already have 200-300 Prithvi for IA. Some 50+ for SFC. All of these of Green Special............
Alright... its been 10 days since the last test. When is the next one scheduled?
Second trial of Agni III next month - The New Indian Express
I think AGNI-2 test has been shelved.
Can anyone confirm if Agni1 has been replaced by Shaurya? Or are both operational in tandem?
Educated Guess: Agni-1 is operational, it has been in testing and production stage for quite some time. It'll not be retired for many years to come.
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