India successfully test fires nuclear capable Dhanush missile

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    ladder Senior Member Senior Member

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    India successfully test fires nuclear capable Dhanush missile - Indian Express
     
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    sasi Senior Member Senior Member

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    Waiting for more news-
    luh -ground run,
    Lch -TD 3 flight,
    Astra -test,
    agni4 -test,
    agni5(canister) -test,
    nirbhay -test,
    lca-IOC 2.
    All should happen before year's end.
     
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    really!!!.
     
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    sasi Senior Member Senior Member

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    that's the deadline set by drdo and hal not me.
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    PDV is also most important test which i am waiting to happen.
     
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    you misunderstood, may be my typing fault i was being excited not sarcastic.
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    Dhanush just add one more diamention to our nuclear weapons delivery option now, we can effective launch nuclear warhead from over the sea. Soon Arihant will come on line and we will have this potent option to launch from underwater.

    BTW any plans to have A1 for Dhanush type launch.

    And this targeting of sea based platform, does it hints at something given the fact that PAD has radar at its nose cone?
     
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    Wonder how this nuclear command chain works.Are SFC personnel independent of Naval Command present on board all ships so that in a real crisis they get an order to launch an they do? India's nuke authority doesn't make sense to me.
     
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    SFC take personals from all three services, they will put persons on ship, which are modified to launch Dhanush missile.
     
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    N-capable 'Dhanush' successfully test-fired

    Indian Navy on Saturday created another milestone in its on-going strategic programme with the successful flight testing of nuke-capable surface-to surface ballistic missile 'Dhanush' from a naval warship off the Odisha coast.

    The trial termed as 'training exercise' was conducted at about 11.10 AM from an undisclosed location in the Bay of Bengal in between Paradeep and Gopalpur. The test was carried out by the Navy personnel while the DRDO provided all logistic supports to track its flight path.

    Defence sources said the ship-launched Dhanush missile was test fired during its final operational configuration from a warship anchored somewhere about 45 km offshore Puri. Another warship provided all essential supports for the test. It was the 10th test of the anti-ship missile.

    Speaking to 'The New Indian Express' Director of Integrated Test Range (ITR) MVKV Prasad said the mission was fantastic. "It was a user trial and has met all the mission objectives. All the events occurred as expected and were monitored by the range sensors. It test was 100 percent successful," he said.


    'Dhanush', the indigenously developed naval version of the 'Prithvi' ballistic missile has a striking range upto 350 km and can carry single warhead, conventional or nuclear up to 500 kg.

    The entire flight path of the missile was smooth in accordance with pre-decided coordinates. The mission parameters like elevation, trajectory, azimuth, flight path and stage separation were rightly validated.

    Developed by the DRDO under its ambitious Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP), the missile is about 8.53 metres in length and 0.9 metre in diameter besides its launch weight about 4.4 tonnes. This single stage missile uses liquid propellant and can be used as an anti-ship weapon as well as for destroying land targets depending on the range.

    The missile maintained its intended trajectory before plunging down the sea. The test launch was tracked from its take-off to impact point through an integrated network of sophisticated radars and electro-optic instruments for data analysis. All the mission sequencing events occurred as expected.

    Dhanush is under production after its successful completion of developmental trials and it has already been inducted into the Armed Forces. The ministry of defence had made elaborate preparations for the test. A cautionary notice was issued to aviators and mariners to keep away from the area of splashdown in the sea.

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    N-capable 'Dhanush' successfully test-fired - The New Indian Express
    @sayareakd and @Kunal sir ,India own DF 21 ASBM ?
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    @Pandora this is PAD missile radar on its nose cone
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    Dhanush which is slightly modified Prithvi missile follow same trajectory.
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    this is how Chinese DF 21 ASBM suppose to work
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    So with modified radar it can easily get data if send on particular area, where ship is supposed to be.
     
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    About time Dhanush gets ported from Prithvi-II to Agni-I platform. Liquid fueled missiles just doesn't cut it any more in today's world.

    For it to be able to engage moving targets in a ASh role, it needs to have radar seekers (maybe from PAD/PDV) added to its INS for mid-course & terminal guidance, which would make it a Quasi-ballistic missile, which Dhanush is not. Also, it would need a CEP of 2m max.
     
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    Was this really Dhanush missile or Shaurya or K-4 trial.
     
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    stupid report it cannot be used for antiship role.
    Even in DF 21, there is huge doubt abt wheather it can pin-pointly attack the ship.
    All we can hope is that when carrier group is coming as u know it comes with 7-8 ships launch a missle or volley at that particular location and pray atleast it knock down the ships.
    However it requires a real time data and find out which direction ships are moving.
    Really a tough task.
     
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    if you guys wondering what keeps Dhanush missile stable while launching at sea.

    here L&T did the great job.

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    I think its quite possible for a short range missile. As their interception speed will be less(~5 Mach). Very similar to Chinese AKG400 or whatever. The reason it that if Prithvi Air Defence (PAD) missile can hit an small incoming rocket with much higher speed, then should be able to do the job of hitting a much slower ship, even though ship can maneuver, it will have only a few seconds to make its final move before the missile is at its end game. The biggest reason for doubting DF21 is its speed, it will enter the atmosphere in excess of Mach 10, at that speed maneuvering a missile is difficult plus the opponent will also know about it much earlier, due to long range and high altitude, hence can deploy counter measures in advance. I'm sure that, now US is pretty much comfortable in dealing DF21 types, even if they perform as Chinese say.
     
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    There is a vast difference in CEP of prithvi and DF 21. DF 21 is a propaganda tool
    Effectiveness is doubtful at range claimed.
     
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    There is a big difference between prithvi and DF21.
    Prithvis is just too primitive comparing to DF21.
    DF21 is not a propaganda, it has been deployed for long time. The only thing in doubt is whether it has the ability to do anti-ship.

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