Discussion in 'Strategic Forces' started by A.V., Jan 20, 2010.
[mod]thread to discuss about DRDO calender and plans for 2010[/mod]
Likely Tests in Q1
DRDO braces up for a series of tests
As per above report
Agni-II missile is scheduled for trial between January 6 and 9
Agni-III will be test-fired by this month end
BrahMos and Shourya will be test fired from the ITR at Chandipur from a silo launcher
Agni-V test likely to be early next year
BMD interceptor Test likely
What i am really waiting for is the test firing of the canisterised road mobile version of the A111.
DRDO: GOALS FOR THE YEAR 2010 Based on the long term plan, our key areas of focus for the year 2010 in various technology fields is as follows: Missile Systems Cluster • Production and induction of Akash for IAF & Army • Flight test with active seeker for Astra in Ground-to-Air mode • Control and navigation flight test of LRSAM • Flight test of PDV Interceptor (it means PAD missile interceptor) :twizt: • Flight tests of A2, A3 and A5 and Shourya Missiles :twizt: • Launch of ASTROIDS- II and Sangram-II at War centers
Aeronautics Cluster • Initial Operational Clearance for LCA Tejas • Launch of Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) Program :twizt: • Concept proof for 3Ton Space Payload Recovery:twizt: • Altitude Test and Flying Test Evaluation of Kaveri Engine:twizt: • Electronic Warfare Suites for LCA, Mig-29 and Su-30 Aircrafts • Ground Integration of Advanced Early Warning subsystems • Launch Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV program :twizt:
Armament & Combat Engineering Cluster • Induction of modern sub machine carbine,:twizt: • Induction of Pinaka in two more squadrons • Development of sub-munition 125mm FSAPDS Mk II for T-72 and anti-laser and anti thermal smoke grenade Electronics & Communication Cluster • Realisation of prototype Active Apertures for (Low Level Transportable Radar) LLTR & (Medium Power Radar) MPR • Realisation of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) • Installation and commissioning of Divya Drishti System for (SI) directorate • Development, Production and User trials of VARUNA- EW system for Navy • Realisation of prototype VLF receiver for Navy • Integrated Thermal Imager with Range finder and laser designator -field trials for Infantry/Artillery • Commanders Panoramic Sight -field trials • Production Non-lethal DEW systems for Mine diffusion and Dazzling:twizt:
can someone tell me how akash and barak-8 extended range and spyder fit the scenario....couldn't they have used a single missile?
Material Sciences Cluster • Commencement of Titanium sponge production at KMML based on DMRL technology • Completion of LSP orders of NBC Recee vehicle & NBC Water Purification System • Field trial and introduction of low emissivity coatings for multi-spectral camouflage in VIS-NIR & TIR (3.5 μm & 8-12 μm) Life Sciences Cluster • Rapid induction of troops to high altitude will be addressed through R&D efforts in hyperoxic tents, light weight oxygen cylinders and use of glocorticoids • Technologies development for air crew, submariners and troops operating in deserts • Technologies to be developed under NBC Programme will include : LIDAR based detection for chemical clouds; Self decontaminating NBC suit impregnated with silver nano particles; Inflatable field shelters; Autonomous ground vehicles for surveillance and reconnaissance Naval Systems Cluster • Completion of user trials for Varunastra Torpedo, Anti Torpedo Decoy System (Mareech) and induction of light weight Mines to India Navy. • Self reliance in towed Array technologies by proving Towed Array Sonar (Nagan). • Helicopter borne Low Frequency Dunking Sonar Mareech. http://www.drdo.com/pub/nl/2010/jan10.pdf
The variety and range of projects that DRDO takes up is truly astounding and mind boggling and makes me speech less to say the least. At that rate we should be a super power…But alas..
Many of them are like the hovercraft project that Kalam tookup that he wrote in his book “Wings of Fire”..What’s the need for it and where is it now? Are they in production or being used by Navy or coast guard?
Aren’t they better off focusing time ,energy and attention on more pressing needs. What’s the use of this setup if they fail to equip security agencies with the basic of their basic needs (Haven’t we seen riot police wearing a make make shift cricket helmet instead of a proper one? This example may be wrong)
Not sure if we need to be happy or sad looking at the huge list of items DRDO takes up… Let’s sincerely hope it does not go the hovercraft way
@Chota, DRDO is now developing tech, which others will not give/share with us...... these are core strategic techs.
good but can anybody tell me what was reason behind failed night trial of Agni II and they are going to rectify plus retest it
@anoop, that test was made in night and what was most strange was the fact that MMS was in US during that time, to get support from new administration for the 123 nuclear deal.
now what is official line is it was BDL product and due to some poor quality it failed. DRDO people were just supervising IA for this test. further more IA did not lose any time even before all the test data was to arrive they declare it failed test.
What is the fact of matter is things dont add up.
You mean there was a conspiracy to make it fail !!
Won 't the read-time trajectory not enough for Army to conclude if the missile reached its target or not? May be DRDO need time to analyze data from all the sensors but for end-users if the missile did not reach the traget area the test is fail
No one will give an answer as its related to defence. They are saying it's because of some poor quality component which was not detected during QC process etc..
BTW there is a new version of this missile which is road-mobile
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