Prithvi-II not all that successful

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  1. farhan_9909

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    Prithvi-II not all that successful
    By Hemant Kumar Rout - BALASORE 21st December 2012 12:31 PM

    The outcome of user trial of nuclear-capable ballistic missile Prithvi-II on Thursday may not be very encouraging for the DRDO and the Army.

    Mounted on a Mobile Tatra Transporter-erector Launcher (MTL), the sophisticated missile was fired from the launching complex - III (LC-III) of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur off the Odisha coast at about 9.20 am.

    With all logistic supports from the DRDO, the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Indian Army test launched the missile in salvo mode to evaluate its consistency and readiness. It was the third test of the missile this year and two tests on August 25 and October 4 were complete success.

    Even as the defence officials claimed that the test was successful, sources at the test range informed this paper that the mission was not a 100 per cent success.

    “Though the target was set for the missile to cover its full operational range of 350 km, the missile managed to cover only 278 km. It failed to attain the desired height and had a deviation in its trajectory. The vehicle too did not adhere to the preordained flight path,” the source claimed.

    Significantly, the mission was completely executed by the SFC, user of the missile. The test was to reconfirm the technical parameters set for the user associated launch and check the Army’s readiness to use it. The entire trajectory of the missile was tracked by a battery of sophisticated radars, telemetry observation stations, electro-optic instruments and naval ships.

    A defence release stated that the Prithvi-II missile was equipped with advanced high accuracy navigation system and guided by an innovative guidance scheme. “The improved Circular Error Probability (CEP) achieved is a testimony to the efficacy of this missile system,” it said.

    Quoting an SFC spokesperson, the release said, “The flight conveys our preparedness to meet any eventuality. The mission has fully validated our operational readiness. With this launch, the SFC has successfully carried out launches of all the variants of Prithvi and Agni missiles in operational conditions.”

    So far, Prithvi class of missiles has been test launched at least 57 times from this test range and in the last three years it has failed to give desired results four times. The twin-engine, liquid fuelled, 8.56-metre tall missile with a strike range of 350 km has the capability to carry nearly one tonne warhead.

    In its line up to build a minimum credible nuclear deterrence while the DRDO claimed to have achieved many milestones, recurring failures of Prithvi-II missile, touted as a proven weapon of the country, have left defence experts worried, who too have questioned the reliability over P-II during the deployment stage.


    Prithvi-II not all that successful - The New Indian Express
     
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  3. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    this is wrong statement Prithvi is now tested for around 80 times.
     
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    What Rout is writing seems all copy paste information or he is having imaginary sources.The test can be successful or failure, what is that in between 'not so' .successful.

    Saya did you find some credible source to verify this information. If so, please share. Thanks.
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    "The Hindu" is most credible source. Check this out



    Prithvi-II flight-tested successfully

    SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT
    The Hindu : Sci-Tech / Technology : Prithvi-II flight-tested successfully
     
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    Assuming what Rout is true regarding this test. But how does he claim Prithvi is a failure if it has been successful in 53 out of 57 trials ?
     
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    Looks like this Hemant Kumar Rout, dont know what he writes.

    on 25th August 2012 07:47 AM he wrote

    Prithvi mission fails: Another trial likely on Saturday - The New Indian Express

    after 5 months and the test of same missile he write
    http://newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/article1388550.ece
    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl::rofl:
     
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    when is PDV going to be tested??
     
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    even if it fails i wounldn t mind. i would take they are testing somethign new... :)
     
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    Guy 1st need to know who posted this thread Mr. farhan_9909......:laugh:
     
  11. sayareakd

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    sir he must be pointing to Pakistani test standards.
     
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    farhan_9909 Tihar Jail Banned

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    Why no one thanked me :(

    when GHauri Failed the OP got dozens of thanks :(
    despite the fact that both were considered successfull officially
     
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    :whoa: what a quality reporter he must be ....
     
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    i think he has math problem, let me E mail him and ask for his comments.
     
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    I agree why test a 30 year old inducted missile?
     
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    farhan_9909 Tihar Jail Banned

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    anyhow

    wasnt this missile derived from american/russian missile?
     
  17. sayareakd

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    strange we are testing it for such a long time and you madarsa educated have not figure it out.
     
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  18. Bheeshma

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    LoL unlike the mediocre pakistani missiles which are exact copy of chinese missiles with very little idea of the workings Prithvi is always modified and tested with new technologies before implementing them on A-1/Shaurya,A-3/4/5 etc. The pakistanis tried to pull a fast one by claiming Shaheen 1a had been modified only to be refuted cause India could track the entire test. The Hindu is a very reliable source I wouldn't pay any attention to rout like journalists. If the test had actually failed IA and SFC would have whooped DRDO publicly.
     
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    in madrasa, maths is 1+1=11:p:p
     
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    Failed Prithvi is more than enough for pakistan ;):)
     
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    paaji you are simply too much:rofl::laugh::pound:!
     

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