LIG Nex1 submits bid to sell portable missiles to India

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    http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2011/04/20/56/0301000000AEN20110420001200315F.HTML

    SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- LIG Nex1 Co., a South Korean weapons maker, has submitted a preliminary bid to sell portable anti-aircraft missiles to India, a military official said Wednesday.

    "LIG Nex1 submitted a request for a proposal early this year to the Indian government to export the Shingung portable missiles," the official said on the condition of anonymity.

    India reportedly plans to buy portable anti-aircraft weapons worth 1.4 trillion won (US$1.28 billion) by 2014.

    The Shingung, which means "new bow and arrow" in Korean, was put into service in late 2005 by South Korea's Army. The shoulder-launched missile is capable of hitting targets as high as 3.5 kilometers with a speed of Mach 2.0 and a distance range of 7 km, military officials said.
     
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    Damn it even Korea can build its own Manpads,rifle
     
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    While the missile system externally resembles a French Mistral system, the seeker itself is based on Russian technology. The missile features integrated IFF systems, night and adverse weather capabilities, a two-colour (IR/UV) infrared seeker to aid in negating infrared countermeasures (IRCM) and a proximity-fuse warhead. During development tests the missile scored a 90% hit ratio.According to Agency for Defense Development officials, the missile is superior to the American FIM-92 Stinger or the French Mistral in hit probability, price and portability.[1], the systems it is intended to replace. It had been involved in a missile test where the Shingung's missile made impact on a low-flying target.[2


    http://www.enotes.com/topic/Chiron_(missile)
     
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    [video]http://youtu.be/QvErAsfymo4[/video]

    [video]http://youtu.be/5gyK4GX3kdQ[/video]
     
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    looks like an interesting alternative , whats the indian reaction to this interest must be followed
     
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    Type : Man-Portable Air Defense System // literally speaking, it's a CREWPADS or Crew-Portable Air Defense System

    Place of origin : ROK(South Korea)

    Designer : Agency for Defense Development

    Designed : Nov. 1995 ~ July 2004

    Manufacturer : LIG Nex1

    Produced : 2005~ at a rate of 500 missiles per year

    Unit cost : about 56,000 USD(launcher), about 150,000 USD(missile)

    Missile Weight : 14kg(19.5kg with launch tube)

    Length : 1.68m(1.87m with launch tube)

    Diameter : 80mm

    Propulsion: dual thrust rocket motor

    Speed: Mach 2.1

    Range: 7km; 3.5km altitude

    Guidance: IR passive homing guidance by two-color(IR/UV) seeker

    Warhead: 2.5kg high-explosive with about 720 tungsten ball projectiles

    Fuze: contact fuze and laser proximity fuze

    SSKP: 90%



    ADD started development of IR seeker for portable SAM in 1982 and completed AIM-9L class IR seeker,IRS-7,in 1991.
    the IRS-7 was 7th seeker co-developed by ADD and LIG Nex1. Its diameter was 78mm.

    at first, ADD planned to develop portable SAM with the IRS-7 seeker and two-color seeker for the later PIP or Product Improvement Program.
    but the Army demanded the portable SAM having two-color seeker from the beginning.

    so ADD decided to have technology transfer of the Russian SA-18 Igla two-color seeker. Chirons's two-color seeker is not identical with the Igla,though.
    Chiron's two-color seeker was co-developed with Russian technicians from LOMO. also, Russian KBM assisted for the system development.

    Chiron looks similiar to MBDA Mistral but there wasn't any technology transfer or help from France.

    Chiron has a aerospike for drag reduction and the self-spinning airframe is controlled by single-axis actuator with non-asymmetric control surfaces.
    with Target Adaptive Guidance and Proportional Navigation Guidance, the warhead explodes against a target flying within a radius of 1.5m.
     
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    This is a good question especially when many different seekers have already been tested for ASTRA??
     
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    Because Army haven't requested abt it...

    So, Does IAF..
     
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    Guys now as per instruction of GOI, DRDO is concentrating on things which are restricted by others to India, things which others are willing to sell India. GOI is not interested to make those here as of now, as it will unnecessary waste our energies and resources.
     
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    atleast 4 different seekers were tested, Indigenous, Russian,French and Israeli. Reportedly the indigenous seeker was the best and chosen. This is from a friend who knew people that did the tests cannot give an official source PM for more info if needed.
     

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