Israeli missile shield for Bengaluru, the tech city

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  1. Galaxy

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    Israeli missile shield for Bengaluru, the tech city



    How long does it take for a Pakistani missile to land in an Indian city? Three minutes from launch for Delhi, a minute more for Mumbai and eight minutes for Bengaluru.

    But come 2013, Pakistan army wargamers will have to factor in a whole new Indian Army pre-emptive countermove for the IT hub, for the armed forces are putting together a multi-layered shield that will protect Bengaluru from missile strikes.

    Home to multi-billion-dollar IT, space and defence companies, drawing the admiration of the world as a tech hub that pushes the envelope in research and development Bengaluru has excited the envy of China and Pakistan, the latter suspected to be behind the terror bomb blasts that ripped through the city, not once but twice.

    The army, wary of the danger posed by Pakistan, is also keenly aware of the perils of not having a missile defence system and the lack of an airbase from which fighter jets could scramble and intercept incoming missiles.
    The new multi-layered missile defence system is similar to the ‘Patriot’ anti-ballistic missile defence system of the United States.

    The armed forces plan to mount quick-reaction, surface-to-air missiles (SAMS) — the made in India medium range ‘Akash’ and the deadly short-range Israeli ‘Barak’. These missiles would be guided by signals from a satellite and the advanced Green Pine radar of Israel to shoot down incoming missiles 100 km away from here, ministry of defence sources told Deccan Chronicle.

    A short range Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile system will be used for low-altitude interception (up to 30 km) of warheads fired as far as 5,000 kilometers away. The Green Pine radar, originally developed for Israel’s Arrow anti-ballistic missile system, has been tested at one of the locations where SAM batteries will be positioned.

    India’s plans to acquire the entire Israeli Arrow system was thwarted by the United States as it involved American technology and violated the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), sources said.

    The tracker

    Green Pine is an Israeli ground-based missile-defense radar, to operate mainly with the Arrow system of Israel. Its advanced version, the Super Green Pine, is also to be delivered to South Korea at a cost of $83 million apiece.

    Homegrown hero

    Akash is a medium range surface-to-air missile defense system. The missile can target aircraft up to 30 km away, at altitudes up to 18,000 m. Akash can be fired from both tracked and wheeled platforms. Akash is said to be capable of both conventional and nuclear warheads, with a payload of 60 kg.

    The second line

    Barak is an Israeli surface-to-air missile (SAM) designed to be used as a point-defense missile system on warships, defending against aircraft, anti-ship missiles, and UAVs.

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  3. Galaxy

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    Akash and Barak are not ABM, they are S-A Missiles for Aircraft and UAV.

    I think by 2013, They are planning to deploy AAD and may be PAD/PDV at same time or later.

    Greenpine Radar is Israeli and Barak LR SAM for land variant. But AAD/PAD (PDV) are indigenous. Why Israel Missile ? :nono:
     
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    Akash is medium range and Barak is short range ?

    Barak does not use green pine radar for tracking!
     
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    No, Akash is short range (25-35Km)

    Akash MK2 will be 40-45 Km - It will be inducted in 2013

    Barak-8 is sea variant (70KM) -- Kolkatta class destroyer will be 1st one to be equipped.

    Barak Land variant 50-100 KM (It's not yet disclosed like S-300)
     
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    I know galaxy, just pointing out the errors.
     
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    Indo-Israeli missile successfully test-fired: DRDO chief

    Barak is like Patriot system of USA. But Barak is a SAM for point-defense missile system on warships, defending against aircraft, anti-ship missiles, and UAVs. Don't know about Ballistic Missile.
     
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    Am I glad to hear this !!!
     
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    India lacks good specialised defence journalist/reporter. :pound:
     
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    We can generalize as well and say we lack good journos these days. Thats why the media is dubbed DDM!!
     
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    burkha dutt and the bengali manchurian candidates,chamcha "vinod mehta" the Indiatoday "puris" con-artists ditto with withe hindustan times and TOIlet
    only the Hindu has good journalists and even then NRam has a chinese bias
     
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    at last some good news for missile defence ,hope it will extended other metros also .
     
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    We lack a decent defense industry for the status a country we are; you're talking about a journalist. :lol:
     
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    I agree dude. :sad:

    But you know, Our economy was not so large decade back. Now, we are moving in right direction. May be slowly but at least in right direction. :thumb:
     
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    Barak isn't it meant only fr the ships ?????
     
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    India use Swordfish is an Indian Long range tracking radar not green pine anymore, Swordfish is better than original green pine..

    Gud to see they are using such systems..
     
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    Barak 8 / 2 is different from Barak 1..

    Barak 8 have variants, Land as well as sea....
     
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    What are all the missiles here sir, I could spot PYTHON, BARAK, BARAK8 & IRON DOME
     
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    There's some serious flaw with this report, I feel. Barak and Akash are SAMs, how can they engage Ballistic missiles when the minimum range required for engaging one is 200-300 kms, which is much more than the ranges of both these missiles. And anyway, I don't think they have the bang to knock out a ballistic missile.

    What this report actually means is that a limited versions of AAD and PAD are going to become operational in the next 3-4 years and will be deployed around the major cities for some form ABM defense.
     
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