Multiple-target missiles to redefine warfare

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  1. The Fox

    The Fox Regular Member

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    Technology demonstration on precision-guided missiles to be completed in a year
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    S.K. Chaudhuri
    The technology demonstration of an ambitious project to fire hi-tech precision-guided munitions (PGMs) from a mother missile at various targets simultaneously will be completed in a year by scientists of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). After technology demonstration, the first flight trial of a 200-km tactical missile to launch the PGMs is proposed to be carried out in two years, according to S.K. Chaudhuri, Director of Research Centre Imarat, a premier avionics systems hub of the DRDO’s missile complex.

    PGMs are miniaturised missiles with small seekers, actuators and on-board computers and will be integrated with tactical missiles having a range of 100-200 km. The major advantage of PGMs is that collateral damage could be avoided while attacking multiple targets in a war scenario with sub-metre accuracy.

    Observing that the technology of a mother missile launching PGMs was a frontier area, Dr. Chaudhuri said a surface-to-surface missile or an air-to-surface missile could be equipped with PGMs.

    A series of trials using a Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV) to simulate the speed of the mother missile while ejecting the PGMs will be conducted at Balasore, Orissa, from March this year. Initially, the RPV will be tested using two seekers—IIR (Imaging Infra-Red) and mmW ( millimetric wave) to track the target. Subsequently, the tests would be conducted with RPV for separation of munitions. The technology demonstration of the launch of a single PGM with multiple seekers from the RPV will be completed in a year.

    Dr. Chaudhuri said that one of the main reasons for using an RPV was to reduce costs as it could be re-used.

    He added that the RCI was also likely to collaborate with another country for developing sensor-fused munitions. In this type, they sense the target and fuse the warhead when the mother missile is in close proximity to the target. He said work had already begun in that direction.
    The Hindu : Today's Paper / NATIONAL : Multiple-target missiles to redefine warfare
     
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    Good. I wonder how many PGM's can be carried by something like Prahaar
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    years of R&D is now going to pay off.
    Prahar payload and space available inside will depend on what PGM would be used.
     
  5. Bheeshma

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    Well its good if they have an air launched and missile launched PGM delivery mechanism. Not a bad idea to have UAV's like AURA and Rustom carry them too. But heck we are still waiting for Nirbhay.
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    catch in this is the fact that RPV have become RP COMBAT VEHICLE.
     
  7. The Fox

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    I would say that this is for Nirbhay mostly or initially and then will be adapted to other type of conventional missiles
     
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    it sounds good but let them roll out td first
     
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    It sounds pretty good.hope DRDO can deliver this precision guided missile in time!:rolleyes:
     
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    When have Indian missiles caused collateral damage?
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    they are talking about general war.
     
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    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    Hi Fox - presumably you wrote the title - about redefining warfare - so far i see 2 mai n points :- 1. multiple targets submeter accuracy 2. re-usable so costs savings
    this is not sarcasm but ;
    you reckon those 2 "re-define" warfare ?
    perhaps i have missed something else in the article o ri am not aware of some other factors ....pls help me understand better ...TIA

    ah ! now that i read more carefully , that heading is not yours but the sources ....well ok then , but still if anyone can clarify, it would be great
     
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    A LGB usually only has a range of 25-30 km. his is indeed revolutionary. Also as Saya mentioned the ability to convert RPV or in future UAV's as PGM carriers will help a lot against pakis and chinese.
     
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    @roma i think since you have mentioned it i initially thought it is for Nirbhay however since you have pointed out Reusability i suppose it might also be used for In Hypersonic delivery Vehicle project which India is working on
     
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