India in talks to buy Iron Dome, David’s Sling

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  1. youngindian

    youngindian Senior Member Senior Member

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    “Defense News” reports that India is in talks to buy Israel’s ground-based rocket and missile interceptor systems Iron Dome and David’s Sling.

    David’s Sling, designed to intercept medium-range missiles (70-240 kilometers range), is being developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN). The system is also n the Ministry of Defense.

    Indian Ministry of Defence sources told “Defense News” negotiations between the Israeli and Indian governments on a deal for David’s Sling had been going on for more than six months. The sources added that Israel was open to sales of David’s Sling, but that it would not transfer the system’s technology as part of a deal.

    The sources said that India was developing its own missile interception system for short and medium range missiles (50-80 kilometer range), known as the PAD. However, this system cannot intercept low-flying cruise missiles. This may be the reason why India is interested in the Israeli system.

    An Indian Ministry of Defence official said that neither its aging Russian-built air defense systems nor the PAD system can serve as the country’ sole line of defense against potential missile threats from Pakistan or China. He said that the procurement of David’s Sling or the Iron Dome would be a “pleasure”.

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  3. Singh

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    Iron Dome and David's Sling are designed to intercept rockets and artillery shells.
    PAD/AAD is designed to knock out Ballistic Missiles.

    And it would make plenty sense going in for Iron Dome and David's Sling when our arty is also modernized.
     
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    Rafael Confirms Offer of Iron Dome, David's Sling to Indian Armed Forces

    2010-11-17 Mr. Lova Drori, Executive Vice President of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has confirmed in an interview to India Defence that the Israeli defense major has offered two of its most advanced defensive weapon systems -- Iron Dome and David's Sling -- to the Indian Armed Forces.

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    "We have lot of products that would interest Indian armed forces and we are talking to them about that, but we can't share more specific details about those products or programs. All I can share is that we are offering Iron Dome and David's Sling to the Indian armed forces."


    Iron Dome is a mobile air defense system in development by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems designed to intercept short-range rockets and artillery shells. The system is being created as a defensive countermeasure to the rocket threat against Israel's civilian population on its northern and southern border, and is expected to be deployed by the first quarter of 2011. It is designed to intercept very short-range threats up to 40 kilometers in all-weather situations.

    David's Sling, also sometimes called Magic Wand, is an Israel Defense Forces military system being jointly developed by the Israeli defense contractor Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and the American defense contractor Raytheon, designed to intercept medium-to-long range rockets and slower-flying cruise missiles, such as those possessed by Hezbollah, fired at ranges from 40 km to 300 km

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    We donot have heavily populated boundaries with our neighbors .I don't think Iron dome with be very useful for us given short range of the system and huge boundaries that we have .
     
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    It would be helpful for us to learn some technologies which can be implemented in our PAD.. Can be improvised to a high-end system...
     
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    it can take out cruise missile , and even 155 caliber artillery shells ,
     
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    how many defence systems and projects we can pursue at the same time ? we have too many systems and they are all from diffrent countries. Integreting them all to one command center will be a worst nightmare . If we need to access some technology better to go for Joint venture instead of Buying a system that doesn't seems too useful for us .
     
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    David's Sling system, which is designed to intercept medium- and long-range rockets, the Iron Dome system, with which it will be used in conjunction, has also been developed in order to intercept short-range rockets (4–70 km), while the Arrow missile, designed to intercept ballistic missiles, is already in use.


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    yes my dear friend i agree , iron dome is designed for cruise missile and rockets , arrow series ABM for ballistic missiles
     
  12. LETHALFORCE

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    if we are buying Iron dome did we need to buy SPYDER???
     
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    Spider is particularly Anti-Air i.e Anti-Aircraft, unlike Dome and David which are against Artillery and Low-level Projectiles...they are two different systems from two different purpose!!
     
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    Not bad we are covered from ballistic,cruise missiles,planes,artillery and UAV's (and BARAK in the navy).
     
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    I personally feel Iron Dome will be overkill . we already have spyder, AAD and PAD is progressing well . We donot have civilian population near the border so that we need this system to protect them .
     
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    I was thinking the same thing ,but when you think about how heavily Chinese are dependent on artillery; rendering it useless is worth the price of Iron dome.
     
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    I dont think our boundry with China support extensive use of artillery . India has much much larger boundry than Israel ans Singapore.
     
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    what role do you see for Iron Dome Shash??
     
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    Honestly speaking I am a bit confused. Iron dome was mainly designed for mortal shell and small missiles . its main purpose was to protect heavily populated civilian area. It donot have very high range as well . I really dont know where we fit in .
     
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    iron dome is particularly against cruise missile like babar or protect against un-provoked rocket attack from Pakistani side (last year two rocket where lunched and fell in field of Punjab)
     
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    Sorry to barge in!

    I find them useful in protecting artillery and other assets near the border in the event of full fledged war against enemy's artillery, rocket and missile barrage against our positions!
     

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