India to buy Russia's Konkurs-M, Invar guided missiles

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  1. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    JBH22 Senior Member Senior Member

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    We all know how the story will unfold

    1-CBI will probe about kickbacks and use of middleman
    2-CAG will find that Russia provided dud missile and lots of quality problem
    3-MoD will play it down
    4-Back to square again we go to some foreign supplier

    Please add something if i missed
     
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    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    Another order will be placed for new generation of Konkurs when it is all over.
     
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    JBH22 Senior Member Senior Member

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    The Invar missile is the AT-11 which is also used by PRC on its Type-98 as per wiki

    Found this any idea which variant India bought

    AT-11B SNIPER (9M119M Invar)

    Year: 1992

    Diameter: 125mm
    Length: 680 mm
    Finspan: 250 mm
    Weight: 17.2 kg
    Guidance: Laser Beam Riding
    Average Speed: 340 m/sec
    Warhead: Tandem Charge
    Penetration: 700-750mm RHA (650-700mm RHA behind ERA)

    Soviet/Russian Anti-Tank Guided Missiles
    Minimum Range: 75 meters
    Maximum Range: 5,000 meters

    AT-11C SNIPER (9M119M1 Invar-M)

    Year: Late 1990s

    Diameter: 125mm
    Length: 680 mm
    Finspan: 250 mm
    Weight: 17.2 kg
    Guidance: Laser Beam Riding
    Average Speed: 350 m/sec
    Warhead: Tandem Charge
    Penetration: 900mm RHA (850mm RHA behind ERA)
    Minimum Range: 75 meters
    Maximum Range: 5,000 meters
     
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    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    Konkur is a good missile older versions used by Hezbollah (given by Iran) were
    reportedly used to stop Israeli merkava?
     
  7. datguy79

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    Question from an outsider: Can't the Nag missile do the job instead? Also as I understand, tank warfare with China is impossible due to the terrain. Can't the IAF take care of Pakistani tank columns instead of ground-launched missiles?
     
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  8. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    I don't really understand why India is buying an outdated missile like Konkurs. Even the Russians have much better options.
     
  9. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    The question is answered in your own post.
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    What? They are on fire sale?
     
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