Indigineously Developed Missiles to add more Teeth to SU-30 MKI.

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  1. adyonfire4

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    Nirbhay Missile to be fitted on SU-30 MKI-
    India’s ‘Nirbhay’ cruise missile is slated to be incorporated in the Suhkoi Su-30MKI Flanker strike aircraft, increasing the nuclear weapon capability of the Indian Air Force (IAF) beyond that of free-fall weapons only. The ‘Nirbhay’ will be the third indigenous weapon to equip the Su-30MKI besides the ‘Brahmos’ supersonic cruise missile and the ‘Astra’ medium-range air-to-air missile.

    The induction of the ‘Nirbhay’ cruise missile to the Suu-MKI Flanker aircraft will give the decisive edge the IAF needs in terms of long-range and strategic strike capability.

    According to sources, the range of the ‘Nirbhay’ cruise missile is roughly 800 to 1,000 kilometres. Hyderabad-based Advanced Systems Laboratory, part of state-owned Defence Research and Development Organization’s (DRDO) is currently pursuing the ‘Nirbhay’ project. Sources added that a design model of the ‘Nirbhay’ is expected to be unveiled at Aero-India 2011.

    Sources also added that the approximate size of the ‘Nirbhay’ cruise missile is about 19 feet, which implies that only a couple of these missiles can be accommodated in the Su-MKI aircraft. It has been suggested that the aircraft could carry one weapon on a pylon in the tunnel between the two engine bays, similar to the measure taken for the ‘Brahmos’ missile. Two ‘Nirbhay’ missiles can be accommodated if one could fit under each of the inboard wing-station.

    The details of the ‘Nirbhay’ cruise missile have been kept under wraps by India. The subsonic Nirbhay weighs 1,000 kg with a 1,000 km range and a speed of 0.7 mach. The requirement for ‘Nirbhay’ was anticipated by India’s three armed forces. The ‘Nirbhay’ is to have multiple platforms and can be launched from ground, sea and air.

    It has been disclosed that the overall design and aerodynamic study work and the design of the propulsion system has been finished. DRDO’s Pune-based Research and Development Establishment (Engineering) is developing the transporter erector launch vehicle for the ground-launched version of the ‘Nirbhay’ missile.

    ASL, the lab which is designing the ‘Nirbhay’ cruise missile indicated that it will be superior to the ‘Babur’ missile which belongs to Pakistan. Pakistan’s ‘Babur’ msissile is the first subsonic, low-level terrain-mapping missile and was developed originally with a 500 kilometres range and later upgraded to 700 kilometres.

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    BrahMos Missile To be fitted on SU-30 MKI-
    India will arm 40 Russia-built Sukhoi fighter jets with BrahMos missiles, according to a top official.

    Sivathanu Pillai, head of BrahMos Aerospace, said at Defence Services Asia (DSA)-2010 exhibition that the addition of the missiles to India's fleet of Su-30MKI Flanker-H fighters will make them absolutely unique in firepower.

    The first tests of BrahMos air-launched missiles were set for 2011, while the first fighter test flights with missiles on board are scheduled for late 2012, he added.

    The BrahMos missile has a range of 290 km and can carry a warhead of up to 300 kg. It can effectively engage ground targets from an altitude as low as 10 metres and has a top speed of Mach 2.8.

    Astra BVRAAM Missile to be fitted on SU-30 MKI-
    Astra (Weapon) is an active radar homing Beyond visual range air to air missile (BVRAAM) or a so called Beyond Visual Range missile being developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India. This is the first air-to-air missile developed by India and if tested successfully India would join a prestigious group of countries that are US, France,Israel,Japan,Russia,South Africa and China who have so far produced such advanced missiles, which enables fighter pilots to lock-on and shoot down enemy aircraft 90-120 km away.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nirbhay
     
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  3. bose

    bose Senior Member Senior Member

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    We should start thinking seriously to upgrade SU30 MKI with AESA radar from Russia.
     
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    YA i think they will do that in a short while of time.
     
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    natarajan Senior Member Senior Member

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    we can also arm long range bomber like tu-140 but we need to buy atleast 50
     
  6. SATISH

    SATISH DFI Technocrat Stars and Ambassadors

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    I would rather prefer the Fullback.
     
  7. JBH22

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    I think you mean TU-160 which in any case Russia won't offer
     
  8. Rahul92

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    It's not US bro to lay down silly obligations for any kind of purchases [​IMG]
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    will we also be buying mid-air refuellers from Russia?? (It would be a good fit for sukhois too??)
     
  10. Rahul92

    Rahul92 Senior Member Senior Member

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    so presently what re fuelers are we using
     
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    I don't get excited anymore about any new development UNTIL I see them in tri-services colors. That's the simplest way of not getting disappointed. Unless we get something like Tunisia and Libya, this sarkari dodo system in all fields whether defense or civilian will not change.
     

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