Missile designer

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  1. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    Missile designer


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  3. vram

    vram Regular Member

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    excellent article gives you a bit of a realistic insight on how DRDO and DRDL function...it also restates that the wieght of ASTRA came down from 300 to around 170.LOL! so once in a blue moon our stupid defence jurnails do get it right..:D
     
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    sukhish Senior Member Senior Member

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    this is going to be a cutting edge, even U.S has not mastered this technology. if we can do it, it would be great.
     
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    When the hell was astra 300 kg? It was always mentioned at 150-160kg.
     
  6. finally some good news on hdstv.also i think drdo should start planning for phase 3 of our bmd programme for shooting down icbm targets with range greater than 10000km.also what i don;t understand is why can't aad and ad1 which are endo atmospheric interceptors be used to should down cruise missiles,uav,aircrafts-is the long range swordfish radar incapable of tracking these targets?
     
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    I may not understand missiles, they have their uses, but as I understand it at best they carry 2000 lb warhead,, most have 1000 lb warheads. ,,A 1000 pound bomb will leave a crater about 20-30 foot (depending totally on ground type and fusing) I would expect a 1000 pound bomb to exert around 7-8 psi past 100 foot which would total demolish a typical house and probably about 3 psi out to around 150 foot which is enough to break up light construction. Fragmentation could be lethal well past 1/2 a mile although you would not expect to see many kills that far out

    I am not sure missiles with conventional war heads are cost effective. Countries that have limited military power seem to love them.

    BLU-82 15,000 lb 'daisy cutter' bomb will only destroy everything inside a 600 yard radius
     
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    Hypersonic technology is very, very complex. We have done a lot of tests on the ground. We are planning to have the first test [of the HSTDV] by the middle of 2013,” said A.K. Chakrabarti, Director, DRDL. The HSTDV will employ a propulsion system called scramjet (supersonic combustion ramjet) and use hydrogen as fuel.

    Interesting I always thought HSDTV would use oxygen as fuel being a scramjet?
     
  9. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    new Astra
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  10. sasi

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    I think they are telling, hydrogen will be in the tank and collecting oxygen from air.
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    Last time they said kerosene instead of hydrogen!
     

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