Prahaar Short Range Tactical Missile System

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  1. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    so from single TEL for Prithvi, commander now has option for 6 Prahaar missile that too for 360 degree attack for same range............ it is almost like having 6 Prithvi with commander per vehicle........................:hail: DRDO.............:thumb:
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    I thought only the earliest baseline model 150Km range Prithvi are being withdrawn.

    Never knew the Prithvis which have 250-350Km range are also being withdrawn. :sad:

    That is why:
     
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    Re: Prithvi missiles to be replaced by more-capable Prahar: DRDO

    Are you comparing with the US because the US is best in the world and India should be like the US or because you have some insight into history that suggests that India could easily have got there a few decades ago.
     
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    Re: Prithvi missiles to be replaced by more-capable Prahar: DRDO

    Partially - the first one. Happened to read about top ten submarines.
    http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/indian-navy/10-atv-ins-arihant-100.html#post853912

    Read more about these machines - especially US George Washington - as it was of similar weight and role as Arihant. Then compared its missiles, nuke payloads with ours (planned).

    I am not from defense background - so no inside info. :)
     
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    Re: Prithvi missiles to be replaced by more-capable Prahar: DRDO

    Weight (displacement) and number of warhead carried isn't the only criteria isn't it? or is it?

    If I were to ask you what has changed in Assault rifle technology and bullets from 1947 when Ak-47 was put to production and now? what would be your answer?

    In the outset we still use that technology isn't it? But, if you go deeper you would find how much work has been done with ballistics.

    Similarly, If I were to put, detection technologies have vastly improved from 1960's and if we are building a sub. which we are confident that it would do it's job quietly and efficiently in that environment, that statement alone speaks volumes about that it's technological inputs are vastly and generations ahead of 1960's tech.
     
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    Re: Prithvi missiles to be replaced by more-capable Prahar: DRDO

    Fair enough. It is fine to compare with the best as long as the attitude is not one of contempt without background knowledge of the state of Industrial development in India in 1945, versus the US in 1945.

    Did you read this recent news:

    Indian aerospace industry faces talent shortage: HAL chairman - The Times of India
    There is a scientific paper available online written by an Indian industrialist who wrote (in 1941), commenting on the fact that India was producing only 23,000 tons of Suphuric acid per annum.
     
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    So Prahaar is the reason why the army is not tearing its hair out for not getting the artillery it needs so badly.
    What is the projected deployment? And any info on range extension?
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    Interesting.

    Prahaar Range = 150km
    Pragati Range = 170km

    Baramulla to Islamabad/Rawalpindi = 130km
    Srinagar/Shopian to Islamabad/Rawalpindi = 160km

    :shocked: :scared2:
     
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    but Pragati is export variant of prahaar missile system

    Prahaar (missile) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    I'm sure the export variant will be a toned down version of the domestic version as is the norm. Nevertheless, a potent tactical missile.
     
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    Increase range on same rocket means, Lighter warhead ..
     
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    Prahaar is supposed to be used against fixed military targets. Excellent weapon against ammunition dumps, C&C facilities, fixed radar installations etc.

    It may have use against airfields too if warhead can disperse sub-munitions to cover larger area. A few fired against an airfield can render it non-operational for at least some time.

    Good practical weapon system. Need to be manufactured in large quantities.
     
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    Deleted. (Wrong thread)
     
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    So far, I remember having come across news report of just one Prahaar test. Were there more explicit tests? I know that the short, dark, rice eating, dhoti wearing, lungi dancing bharatiyas conduct various missile tests under the guise of the Prithvi / Dhanush test
     
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    sgarg Senior Member Senior Member

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    This is non-strategic missile. They will not announce the test.
     
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    Each AAD test fired is related to Prahaar as AAD and Prahaar share basic sub-systems.
     
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    Not related to missile but why does this NPA bugger think prahaar has a range of 350 km? I was estimating it to be 200 km no more.
     
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    some nice pic's of the thrust vectoring fin's of the prahar
    prahar_645_1311260092.jpg AAD_Integration.JPG 4-drdo-bmd.jpg
     
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