KALI 5000 - Enemy Missiles - Here we come!

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  1. Daredevil

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    KALI 5000 - Enemy Missiles - Here we come!


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    The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has assembled `KALI-5000' is a powerful electron accelerating machine assembled by the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, which, its scientists say, can potentially be used as a beam weapon.

    Bursts of microwaves packed with gigawatts of power (one gigawatt is 1000 million watts) produced by this machine, when aimed at enemy missiles and aircraft, will cripple their electronics systems and computer chips and bring them down.

    Today we bring to you the star war weapons designed and developed indigenously in our country.

    At a time when missiles are increasingly becoming relevant in modern warfare and when the threat of a pre-emptive nuclear attack from Pakistan is realistic, Kali-5000 is India's answer to any uninvited incoming missiles and planes. Moreover, the beam can also be used to cripple the enemy satellite and UAVs in no time.

    According to scientists, ''soft killing`` by high power microwaves has advantages over the so called laser weapon which destroys by drilling holes through metal.

    Kali-5000 will be ready for testing by the end of this year, according to Mr P H Ron, head of the accelerator and internal linkpulse power division at Barc and chief designer of India`s first star wars weapon.

    However, in the present form India`s beam weapon is too bulky - it weighs 26 tonnes - including tanks containing 12000 litres of oil. Mr Ron said some ''compacting`` was possible. He said Kali (kilo-ampere linear injector) machine was developed for industrial applications and that the defence use was a recent spinoff. He, however, declined to elaborate.

    Describing it as a machine ''bordering basic research,`` Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Rajagopalan Chidambaram admitted in an interview that it has military potential. ''There are some technologies we have to be in touch with because they may become useful (later),`` he said.

    Development of the Kali machine was mooted in 1985 by Dr Chidambaram, then director of Barc, but work earnestly began in 1989.

    Mr Ron said the machine essentially generated pulses of highly energetic electrons. Other components in the machine down the line converted the electrons into flash x-rays (for ultra high-speed photography) or microwaves. The electron beam itself can be used for welding.

    The Defence Balistics Research Institute in Chandigarh is already using an x-ray version of Kali to study speed of projectiles.

    WORK IN BANGALORE: Another defence institute in Bangalore is using a microwave-producing version of Kali which the scientists use for testing the vulnerability of the electronic systems going into the light combat aircraft under development and designing electrostatic shields to protect them from microwave attack by the enemy.

    According to Barc scientists, the Kali machine has for the first time provided India a way to ''harden`` the electronic systems used in satellites and missiles against the deadly internal linkelectromagnetic impulses (Emi) generated by nuclear weapons.

    The Emi wrecks havoc by creating internal linkintenseinternal linkelectric field of several thousand volts per centimetre. The electronic components currently used in missiles can withstand fields of Just 300 volts per centimetre.

    While the Kali systems built so far are single shot pulse power systems (they produce one burst of microwaves and the next burst comes much later), Kali-5000 is a rapid fire device, and hence its potential as a beam weapon.

    According to Barc-published reports, the machine will shoot several thousand bursts of microwaves, each burst lasting for just 60 billionths of a second and packed with a power of about four gigawatts.

    The high power microwave pulses travel in a straight line and do not dissipate their energy if the internal linkfrequency falls between three and ten gigahertz.

    According to Barc scientists, a microwave power of 150 megawatts has already been demonstrated in earlier versions of Kali.

    "KUDOS!! - all you men in BARC. We are proud of you!"


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  3. Daredevil

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    It will be a great addition to our forces once this weapon is miniaturized and optimized for the military use.
     
  4. Sailor

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    Great new defensive weapon Daredevil.
    One point I'd make though is that with the range it's got it wouldn't want to be aimed in a low trajectory as it might beam onto airliners. That would be disastrous, as all engines would fail along with their electronics.
     
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    That has been doing news since the year 2002...they are still having problem with the oil coolant and the power source...that is more like an EMP gun made by the US
     
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    even at 26 tonnes it is still usable around the battlefield. If 60 tonne Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) can move swiftly around the battlefield, a self-propelled version of the Kali is not out of the question. It will just have to be heavily defended.

    i think it will complement our emerging ABM system very well. A muti-tiered defence system is what we need, especially with Pakistan in its current state of turmoil. I hope Ministry of Defense puts Anti-missile defenses as a top priority along with counter-terrorism.

    Thanks for the article daredevil.
     
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    Thanks and regards for the article Daredevil,
    It will bolster our capabilities, how ever I think this is an old article , but still a great find, its importance is immense.

    Regards
     
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    BARC beam weapon for `soft killing'

    BARC beam weapon for `soft killing'


    BARC beam weapon for `soft killing'
    PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
    MUMBAI, Aug 18: The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) here is in the final stages of assembling a powerful electron accelerating machine named `KALI-5000' which, its scientists say, can potentially be used as a beam weapon.

    Bursts of microwaves packed with gigawatts of power (one gigawatt is 1000 million watts) produced by this machine, when aimed at enemy missiles and aircraft, will cripple their electronics systems and computer chips and bring them down.

    According to scientists, ``soft killing'' by high power microwaves has advantages over the so-called laser weapon which destroys by drilling holes through metal.

    KALI-5000 will be ready for testing by the end of this year according to P H Ron, head of the accelerator and pulse power division at BARC and chief designer of India's first star war weapon.

    However, at 26 tonnes including 12,000 litres of oil India's beam weapon is too bulky. Ron said some ``compacting'' was possible.

    He said KALI (kilo-ampere linear injector) machine was developedfor industrial applications and that the defence use was a recent spin off. He, however, declined to elaborate.

    Describing it as a machine ``bordering basic research,'' Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Rajagopalan Chidambaram admitted that it has military potential. ``There are some technologies we have to be in touch with because they may become useful (later),'' he said. Development of KALI machine was proposed in 1985 by Chidambaram, then director of BARC, but work earnestly began in 1989.

    Ron said the machine essentially generated pulses of highly energetic electrons. Other components in the machine down the line converted the electrons into flash X-rays (for ultra high-speed photography) or microwaves. The electron beam itself can be used for welding.

    The Defence Ballistics Research Institute in Chandigarh is already using an X-ray version of KALI to study speed of projectiles.

    Another defence institute in Bangalore is using a microwave-producing version of KALI which the scientists use fortesting the vulnerability of the electronic systems going into the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) under development and designing electrostatic shields to protect them from microwave attack by the enemy.

    According to BARC scientists, KALI machine has for the first time provided India a way to ``harden'' the electronic systems used in satellites and missiles against the deadly electromagnetic impulses (EMI) generated by nuclear weapons.

    The EMI wreaks havoc by creating intense electric field of several thousand volts per centimetre. The electronic components currently used in missiles can withstand fields of just 300 volts per centimetre.

    While the KALI systems built so far are single shot pulsepower systems (they produce one burst of microwaves and the next burst comes much later), KALI-5000 is a rapid fire device, and hence its potential as a beam weapon.

    According to BARC-published reports, the machine will shoot several thousand bursts of microwaves, each burst lasting for just 60 billionths of asecond and packed with a power of about four gigawatts.

    The high power microwave pulses travel in a straight line and do not dissipate their energy if the frequency falls between three and ten gigahertz. According to BARC scientists, a microwave power of 150 megawatts has already been demonstrated in earlier versions of KALI.
     
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    Pintu, how about we have a competition to find you an avatar?
     
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    you see the problem here su-47?

    it cannot be used in a battlefield like a common tank because it need 10s of megawatts to operate,the laser weapon the americans use is powered by a nuclear reactor aboard a plane.

    what we can do is to put many KALI's around the country and integrate them with the long range missile tracking radars,with the range it has(and speed of light) we can place these systems anywhere in the country because the beam does not lose energy significantly as it travels.
     
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    According to the Wikipedia,it talks about placing an weaponised KALI in an IL-76 aircraft, as an airborne defence system.KALI stands for Kilo Ampere Linear Injector.

    The Wikipedia link:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KALI_(Laser)


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    Shiv India has minituarized nukes for use in our sub program this can possibly be implented to be used abord a plane for KALI???
     
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    I think you are right LF Sir, since Wikipedia talks about that there is a report for placing an weaponised KALI in an IL 76 for possible Air Defence Weapon, also Wikipedia talks about a KALI 10000, did not tell any thing more about it.

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    i think putting a nuke reactor on a plane will be more feasible for lasers and not for microwave rays(kali),because the modern missiles are being reinforced against EMP threats.

    i talked with some of the army officers and they say from a little thermal imager to t-90's to LCA,everything is being tested and reinforced for EMP protection,enabling them to be used in a highly radioactive and emp abundant NBC environment,they say they have developed a special polymer that enables them to protect their equipment from these external threats,other than us only Americans have developed this tech.NBC protection is also a clause in every defence deal we do with the foreigners.

    you see my point lethalforce why it is not feasible to put kali on a plane with a reactor,there is no guarantee that are enemies have used NBC protection or not,it is a risk which we cannot afford
     
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    shiv I agree with you, but even compartmentalizing it and putting it on a large transport plane could be a very viable possibilty, even if it is a large transport plane has to be modified, there is also the possibility that it has been minituarized, no matter what EMP protection the enemy may have i don't think it will make a difference against KALI everything will be fried or most likely evaporated, i still KALI will appear when the enemy least expects it,there has been no news about this for almost 5-7 years so the silence to me is a positive, also once KALI is fired i am guessing all electricity in possibly 25km radius will be gone depending on the intensity of the blast?
     
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    Guys nuclear reactor on plane, i dont know what will happen if the plane crashes or crash pland on airport...................what will happen in that event ????
     
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    there are reports that in 1950's a US military plane with a nuclear reactor onboard crashed in the Canadian mountains, since it will be a scaled down reactor it may not be a major catstrophe.
     
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    Shiv, putting a N-Reactor on an aircraft is very much risky than an weapon system like KALI placed on an transport aircraft.However as far scaled down reactor is concerned, I don't really know , however, N-Subs also use scaled down reactors.

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    how about keeping it on the ground and using rail to transport? or large trucks and have an external generator type power source? mobile and still highly possible.
     
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    Kali as far as get info, DRDO is now more interested in that project, their is no news from DAE for very very long time.

    Kali alone is not going to do work, we need some thing to identify, track and point Kali to target, that is the whole package on Plane, that wont be easy, given the fact that Israel and Russia had to work so hard just to put our AWAC with its IL plane.

    putting Kali on IL will be uphill but not impossible task, WE need to have Russian on this or else it will take another 5-10 years.
     

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