Indigenious missile seeker developments

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  1. Abhi9

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    Re: CLGM Tests Successful

    DRDO's CLGM Development Programme Appears To Be Progressing Well - AA Me, IN

    he Pune-based DRDO lab, Armament Research & Development Establishment [ARDE] has initiated a tendering process to award a contract for supplying the Guidance system used in its Cannon-launched Laser Guided Missile [CLGM], presently under Cannon-Launched-Guided-Missile-CLGM-Indiadevelopment. The Indian company eventually chosen would have to provide 30 units of the system, that it would need to build in conformance with the design drawings, manufacturing process & quality standards provided to it by the concerned DRDO lab.

    The tender for limited-scale manufacturing of this critical sub-system suggests that its developers have acquired a fair level of confidence with their design, not foreseeing the need for substantial re-design in the future, & are ready to take things forward. Once the final design is locked, large-scale production would be taken up by one of the designated DPSUs. Additionally, news of the postponement of an impending test wasn't followed up with the news of any test having take place subsequently. Could suggest faults were detected pre-flight, they went back to the drawing boards, & are now ready with corrected designs. The CLGM had tested success earlier in the year.

    This assessment, if true either way, bodes well for the country's missile inventory. The 5 km range CLGM can target armoured vehicles, including Tanks, as well as low-flying aircrafts. It can be fired, both, from the barrel of the indigenous Arjun MBT, thus enhancing that platform's versatility, as well as a standalone system, that can be lugged around by soldiers. India's other indigenous Anti-Tank Guided Missile [ATGM], the Nag, on the other hand, is incompatible with the Arjun Tank, & is much too heavy to function as a man portable anti-tank system. News reports indicate intention to develop a lighter version of the Nag, although no trial launches have taken place, so far. Therefore, to plug in this gap in the arsenal, India intends to import the Israeli LAHAT missiles to kit its presently missile-nude Arjun. In addition, it is also contemplating whether to go for the American Javelin or the Israeli Spike missiles to replace its inventory of older man portable ATGMs. A smooth, preferably accelerated, development of the CLGM could lessen the number of the above mentioned missiles that are to be imported. The CLGM would also enjoy an advantage over the LAHAT in terms of its Guidance System used. While the latter employs a solely laser designated targeting system, the Indian solution is to have both direct/indirect laser designation, as well as heat seeking terminal guidance capability.
     
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    Re: CLGM Tests Sucessful

    LAHAT too can be fired from a cannon, isn't it? Recently when some problems with smoke inside the cabin was reported during Arjun Mk II firing trials, wasn't the LAHAT one among the cannon-fired projectiles?
     
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    Indigenous Seeker Technology

    Let's discuss Indigenous seeker technology which has been developed by PSUs.

    So far as we know, PSUs have already developed the following technologies:
    • Retransmission Seeker (Akash Mk1)
    • IIR (NAG)
    • X Band SAR Radar Seeker (Astra/AAD/PAD)
    • Laser seeker (PGMs/CLGM/SAMHO)
    • MMW Active Radar Seeker Seeker (HELINA)
    • SatNav (G3OP)
    • Laser Gyro INS

    In the process of development:
    • Electro-Optical Seeker (QRSAM)
    • Anti-Radiation seeker (ARM)
    • Ku-Band Seeker (Astra Mk2)

    Technologies which are imported/developed under JV:
    • Multi-spectral active radar seeker (Barak 8)
    • X Band Imaging & Monopulse Seeker (BrahMos)
     
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    Re: Indigenous Seeker Technology

    Add to this:
    • IIR Seeker (PDV)
     
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    Re: Indigenous Seeker Technology

    For a layman, please educate me on what is a seeker, what does it do, where is it fitted in the missile and what different kind seekers are there. My knowledge is limited to knowing that it works in the terminal phase and leads missile to its target.

    At the same time please evaluate Indian seekers now with DRDO and how reliable these are.
     
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    Re: Indigenous Seeker Technology

    Is it G3OP or G3OM? G3OM - is not a seeker but a parallel system to Seeker technology. G3OM augments the signals from GPS, GLONASS, GAGAN on a Module and guides the missile towards the target.

    Advantage of G3OM

    - Indigneious, a first of its kind in world developed by RCI hyderabad and produced by Accord software company in Bangalore,tested for first time in world on brahmos.
    - Helps in Miniaturizing missiles as seekers consume lot of space whereas G3OM weighs just 17 gms and require few cm of the space
    - Cost of missile gets reduced, seeker is a high tech device which cost nearly 40% of the missile cost
    - As the weight of missile reduced,range and speed automatically increases thereby increasing effeciency
    - Accuracy if below 5 ms.

    Disadvantages

    - GPS signals tend to be weak and can be easily jammed although there are steps to avoid. if Signals are jammed,the missiles will be completly rendered useless.
    - we do not have access to military grade signals of GPS and GLONASS. Chinese by having ASAT capability can easily target GAGAN satellites.Although it will be impossible for us to get military grade signals from GPS,talks are going on to get military grade signals from glonass which are difficult to jam than normal signals.
    - Currently its not tested completly and still in its Nascent Stage
     
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    Re: Indigenous Seeker Technology

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    IRDE Developed IIR Seeker Assembly Section for NAG ATGM

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    VEM Technologies-Built IIR Seeker Assemblies for NAG ATGM

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    VEM Technologies-Built Laser Seeker for CLGM
     
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    VEM Technologies-Built RF Seekers for BMD Interceptors

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    Ku-Band ARSEEK for PAD & AAD

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    Seeker for BrahMos-1 by Data Pattern Pvt Ltd


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    Seeker for BrahMos-1 by -Alpha Technologies Pvt Ltd

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    Microstrip Patch-Array Antenna for Nirbhay Multi-Role Cruise Missile
     
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    PMO nod for 6k crore Seeker manufacturing plant

     
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    as per recent DRDO report

    DRDO is working on AESA seeker for missiles

    can anyone confirm this ?

    and the progress of it ?
     

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