Discussion in 'Indian Army' started by Rage, Sep 8, 2009.
Some gems from old times ..
The 100 mm field gun M1944 (BS-3), Retied a long time back ..
The British 5.5 inch Howitzer, Retied from service ..
105mm Abbot Self Propelled Gun, Retired ..
Dedicated the 100000th Ordnance Factory Nalanda's Indigenised BMCS Module to the Nation
Bharat Forge ATAGS
Pinaka Mark-III will replace Russian SMERCH Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL): A Report
Published October 9, 2017 SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG DRDO
Scientist Dr. S Guruprasad while speaking at DEFTECH2017 organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has listed development of Next Generation Pinaka Mark-III heavy Rocket Launcher as one of the futuristic projects initiated by DRDO. Mark-III variant will have a range of 120kms and can carry 250kg payload which is likely to make its debut by 2020. Next Generation Pinaka will be replacing Russian Supplied SMERCH Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) which has a range of 90kms. India earlier this year equipped Pinaka Mark-II with a navigation, guidance and control kit and has been transformed to a Guided Pinaka. Mark-II successfully has Hit targets from 70-75kms successfully and will soon enter production. Mark-I which has a maximum range of 42kms already has been inducted into Indian Army and by 2026 Indian Army will have 22 Pinaka regiments. Indian Army has 62 SMERCH batteries in its inventory and needs for the development of Pinaka Mark-III was felt when Russia refused to give India local license production due to fears that Transfer of Technology will enable India to fast-track its own local heavy multiple rocket launcher programs. Chinese copies of BM-30 Smerch have already entered service with Chinese People’s Liberation Army and export variant of Chinese copies was also been supplied to Pakistan Army.
Pinaka-Mk-I and II share the same launcher. What about Mk-III? 120 Km is great but I think it may be a 300 mm rocket requiring new launcher.
The news is all nice and great.
Spoiler: But it triggered me. Why Mk III?
Pinaka Mk II is new rocket on old launcher.
Uptill, now whenever they said Smerch-class Pinaka, it was always called Pinaka II.
Now they want to call it Pinaka Mk III.
Pinaka Mk-III is going to be a completely new system. It has no link with Pinaka Mk I and Mk II. WHY CALL IT PINAKA MK III ?????????? ????????????????????
YES EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why the hell do these guys keep messing with our heads?
remotely delivered munitions for Grad and Pinaka rockets
Remote delivery systems deploy large number of scatterable munitions from the air, which automatically activate as these hit the ground. Even these smart munitions are indispensable weapons of war. Under this category of antitank remotely delivered sub-munitions for 122 mm rocket and Pinaka rocket have been developed and are under evaluation phase.
This sub-munition consists of miniature passive magnetic sensor for detection of the vehicle which provides full-width attack capabilities. Electronic timer generates the set SD period. As per Geneva protocol, a self-deactivation facility has also been provided as a backup. Vertical landing is ensured with the help of pyrocutter device and 6 legs arrangement. Handling and operational safety has been provided through safety arming device.
Prithvi missile sub-munitions being released and impacting during test fire
from the looks of it i think it is BCES blast cum earth shock submunitions
BCES warhead info
BCES-type warhead, generally used against runway tracks , is capable of inflicting craters to the tracks, and making them serviceable. it can also be used against other targets like staging areas , depots , fuel dumps etc.
CEP of the warhead : 150 m
Lethal radius of the warhead : 250m
Number of bomblets : 32
Lethal radius of the bomblet : 3.2m
hey guys, this is my first image over the fusion 360 and my first 3d image,
it represents an pinaka missile system mounted on an armoured bmp vehicle, or the futuristic tracked kestrel vehicle, with increased number of silos, and all terrain capacity, it can move ahead along with the armoured spear heads and give them a long strike capability.
Pinaka is a heavy MRLS, Arjun chassis can be a gud platform ..
Kestrel can be used for mounting 105mm IFG ..
Going in circles .......
I believe their name was also in TATRA Scam ..
The Dhanush (Indian Bofors FH77) gun gets scoped out today in Jabalpur by junior defence minister
official statement on dhanush. .
govt will push indigenous products.......our army airforce and Navy has a golden future with Indian products
i will try to make that model in ;my next project
Dhanush Gun Assembly Unit
MOS DEFENCE, DR. SUBHASH BHAMRE, VISITED ORDNANCE FACTORY, VEHICLE FACTORY AND GUN CARRIAGE FACTORY AT JABALPUR
Metallurgy skills are Kalyani Group’s springboard to defence production
The Kalyani Group's Bharat 52 gun, which is undergoing test firing at present
By Ajai Shukla
Business Standard, 23rd Oct 17
Indian engineers, who struggled for decades to design high-tech weaponry like the Tejas fighter and Arjun tank, are enjoying unusually quick success in developing what promises to be a world-class artillery gun.
At firing trials on September 4, prominent defence firm, Tata Power (Strategic Engineering Division), was cock-a-hoop when its Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) fired three shells to a world-record 47.2 kilometres – three kilometres longer than contemporary guns.
But Tata Power (SED)’s record lasted just one day.
The next morning, a second ATAGS gun, which the Kalyani Group has built according to a parallel development strategy, broke that record by achieving a range of just over 48 kilometres.
Both guns achieved this record-breaking performance with “high explosive – base bleed” (HE-BB) ammunition, which is optimised for longer ranges.
The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), which conceived and designed the 155-millimetre, 52-calibre ATAGS, has fed the design to Tata Power (SED) and the Kalyani Group. Based on those requirements, the two companies have built and are test-firing competing gun prototypes.
While Tata Power (SED) has worked with the DRDO earlier, the new partnership with Kalyani Group is proving to be an inspired choice. The Pune-based firm has engineered a barrel and breech so good that the Tatas are using it in their gun as well.
While Kalyani Group is relatively new to modern defence systems that incorporate advanced information technology, its flagship company, Bharat Forge – the world’s largest forgings manufacturer – is a global leader in metallurgy expertise.
Metallurgy is fundamental to any defence industry, since it underpins the construction of guns, armoured platforms and warships. The 430-year-old German metals giant, Krupp, spearheaded the emergence of Germany’s defence industry, and leads it even today. The Kalyani Group believes it can do the same for India.
Says the Kalyani Group’s hard charging supremo, Babasaheb (Baba) Kalyani: “Our basic technology competence lies in metallurgy. We make our steel, we forge it, we machine it, we heat treat it. Very few companies in the world can match our skills in products like gun barrels.”
Over the years, Kalyani Group has integrated upstream as well as downstream from Bharat Forge. Pune-based Kalyani Carpenter and Kalyani Steels make alloy steel for the ATAGS barrel. Another group company, Mysore-based Automotive Axles, specialises in “drive lines”, on which the gun is mounted. A high-tech fabrication shop in Satara assembles the gun.
Business Standard visited the Kalyani Group facility in Pune, where the company is developing several artillery systems at its own cost, in order to develop skills. The guns are built in an artillery factory bought from Swiss defence firm, RUAG, and shipped in entirety from Austria to Pune.
Its produces include the 155-millimetre, 52 calibre Bharat 52, which is undergoing test firing; a 45 calibre version of the same gun; a truck-mounted 105-millimetre gun called the Garuda, which the army found so promising it financed it through the Army Technology Board; and a 155-millimetre, 39 calibre, titanium ultra-light howitzer that Kalyani is pitching against the BAE Systems M777 gun that India has contracted for.
“The Indian Army has already bought 145 M777 guns. But, by March , my indigenous ultra-light howitzer will be ready to compete with the BAE Systems gun”, promises Kalyani.
Kalyani Group engineers who work on ATAGS say its exceptional range stems from its larger chamber – 25 litres, compared to 23 litres in similar guns. This allows the gun to be fired with more explosive, propelling the warhead further. To absorb the higher “shock of discharge”, Kalyani Group says it has built its barrel and breech with a complex new metallurgy.
Making ATAGS an easy-to-handle gun is an unprecedented all-electric system, in which machinery does what gun crews do manually in other guns: handling heavy ammunition, ramming it into the chamber and opening and closing the heavy breech.
Its one-of-a-kind, six-round “automated magazine” loads and fires a six-round burst in just 30 seconds. Most other guns in service have three-round magazines that must be reloaded after firing three rounds.
Firing off six rounds in 30 seconds is an important capability since artillery causes most casualties in the initial burst of fire, which catches enemy soldiers in the open. Once they dive into their trenches, artillery fire is less effective.
“The ATAGS team has created a new benchmark in artillery. For decades, no new artillery gun has been designed anywhere in the world. This is the first gun in 30 years designed afresh, from scratch”, points out Baba Kalyani.
The next test for the gun is “cold weather trials” in Sikkim in December. Before then, the gun will undergo some modifications. To expedite trials, Tata Power (SED) and Kalyani Group will start the building of three more ATAGs prototypes.
source : http://ajaishukla.blogspot.in/
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