Do we have/need our own "Iron Dome"?

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  1. Pulkit

    Pulkit Satyameva Jayate "Truth Alone Triumphs" Senior Member

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    Do we Have a have/need such a defense system of our own?


    Background:
    In the recent conflict of Israel the Iron Dome has emerged as a great asset ...
    They say it was developed from scratch in 4 years and tested and inducted in a short interval of time...
    It has a 85% success rate...
    There was a news in 2012 India trying to acquire it or trying to jointly produce an Indian version of it...
     
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  3. Ashutosh Lokhande

    Ashutosh Lokhande Senior Member Senior Member

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    if india gets it iron dome it would serve as a great deterrent. and may also discourage any misadventures like kargil.

    but the thing is india would need many such domes to protect it which maynot be feasable. and also these missile interceptors would not be able to take down hypersonic missiles which pakistan is rumored to induct in near future.
    i would say 1 dome in mumbai,delhi and banglore each would serve the purpose.

    ps: the succes rate of these domes in recent israel-palistine conflict was 100%
     
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    Eastman Regular Member

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    If India can retaliate an enemy misadventure in an amplified manner following the interception of the attack then it have an utility.
    But if one cries that the enemy has once again violated cease fire violation or the like then such money sucker short range system will have least value or even can be counter productive resulting in a poor maker missile :truestory:
     
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    Unnecessary.

    Iron Dome is for short range missile rockets, in case of war with Baki or China, they will fire long range ballistic missiles, where Iron dome will not work.

    Better induct some A 10 squadrons in AF and improve our SAM sites. Induct more MANPADs, static SAMs can easily be jammed.
     
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    cant they be modified to intercept longrange missiles?
     
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    SajeevJino Long walk Elite Member

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    The system designed to strike Heli , low flying Cruise Missile and Fighter jets called SpyDer system ..we already have that system deployed already in our Eastern front

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    Iron Dome is meant to take out artillery shells and rockets fired in populated parts of Israel.

    We don't face such a threat in India. However ground units can use this in tactical situations to protect themselves from artillery fire as well, but it is a very expensive system.

    We will need a laser based system eventually, like Iron Beam.
     
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    Israel needs Iron dome because israel is a small country and any artillery shell fired from gaza strip can amost reach most parts of israel on other hand artillery shell fired from pakistan and china wil have zero impact on india as none of the major cities of india are located in vicinity of 100 kms of the india borders.you have to understand that every intercptor will cost 12 lakh ruppes or 20000$. Iron dome system as such is not worth it.

    But the interceptor technology and the networked featured of Iron dome will surely be usefull for us.
     
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    Virendra Moderator Moderator

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    I think Iron dome works well for a small area like Israel. Costs for implementing in India on wide scale will be too high for feasibility.
    Though we can try to protect the capital with this method.
     
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    Isn't India working on a BMD system and shield?
    I believe the Iron Dome is being overrated, its stopping home made firecrackers. Could it stop cruise missiles or MIRV's?

    India needs something bigger and stronger than Iron Dome. I am thinking S-300/400 would be more appropriate.
     
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    Pulkit Satyameva Jayate "Truth Alone Triumphs" Senior Member

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    Agreed at all what you said apart from 100% ..... Kindly share the reference as nothing can be 100%..... 85%-90% what i wrote was a average based on its use against palistine and recent article and wiki......
     
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    Iron Dome is basically a C-RAM system.

    It can be used only for point defence of FODs, FFDs and FABs. However there exists other systems, albeit of a lower range, which are cheaper to buy and operate. Eg: SkyShield/Mantis, Pantsir-S1 etc. However, these solutions would not work for high range rockets like Smerch or greater.

    Israel can afford Iron Dome with its extremely high priced interceptors by virtue of its small land size. For India's long borders, it is just not financially feasible. The Indian BMD interceptor AAD is much cheaper than the Iron Dome interceptor.

    Currently Israel is collaborating with India to set up the C4I system of both Phase 1 (2000km) and Phase 2 (5000km) BMD.
     
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    Pulkit Satyameva Jayate "Truth Alone Triumphs" Senior Member

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    When i was referring to Iron Dome I meant system as efficient as it....
    Yes we need it to have better range ,,,,,Thats why asking Indian Made Iron Dome... Our own system as efficient as It and even better and as per our requirement....

    @Neo Home made or watever It has prooved its worth.....
     
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    Yes, we are working on a terminal BMD system. But Iron Dome is like a point defence system. If we do induct it it will be used in tactical situations, not protect a city or a location.

    We are already working on a S-500 equivalent system, and we are currently deploying a S300/400 system.
    Delhi, Mumbai to get missile defence shield - NDTV
     
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    Iron done has 85% success rate...??
    Someone is misinformed as per WP it neutralised 160 out of some 700 odd rockets fired


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    It is also reported that the Dome, however succesful in shooting down Hamas missile, it fails to neutralise the explosive warhead which remains intact after falling out of sky and.can.still go off.
     
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    Neo can u post d link plzzz


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    Pulkit Satyameva Jayate "Truth Alone Triumphs" Senior Member

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    Pulkit bro its a age old article...


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