Three Agni Missiles To Be Tested Soon Thursday, April 12, 2012

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  1. john70

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    Three Agni Missiles To Be Tested Soon Thursday, April 12, 2012 By : Defence News Admin

    Preparations are on in full swing at the Wheelers Island off the Odisha coast for a series of tests of the three variants of the Agni Missiles. Preparations are on in full swing at the Wheelers Island off the Odisha coast for a series of tests of the three variants of the Agni Missiles. This will include testing India's longest range ballistic missile Agni-5 which is termed as an ICBM Missile.

    Prior to the first development trial of the Agni-5 missile, the DRDO has planned to conduct tests of the 700-km range Agni-1 and the 2000-km range Agni-2 missile.

    India is attempting to test it's first Inter Continental ballistic Missile and scientists are leaving no stone unturned for a 100% successful mission. The series of tests will all be conducted between April 18 and April 25.

    The DRDO is excited for the threestage A-5 missile as its successful launch would propel India to join the elite league of nations like the US, the UK, China, France and Russia, which have inter-continental ballistic missiles (ICBM).

    The 17-metre tall missile with a diametre of two metres, weighs around 50 tonnes.

    It can carry a nuclear warhead weighing nearly 1,000 kg and also carries multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles (MITRV) capable of delivering multiple warheads at different targets at long distances.

    Agni-5 is a cannister launched solid-fuelled ballistic missile and would help bolster India's nuclear deterrence capabilities against China which has an arsenal armed with missiles like the 11,200-km range Dong Feng-31A which is capable of hitting any Indian city.

    Programme Director of Agni missiles and Chief Controller (Missiles and Strategic Systems) Avinash Chander said the exact dates of the tests have not been finalised yet. “The tests would be conducted one after another once the integration process is complete and range is ready,” he added.
     
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    MIRV confirmed on agni V ? 3 tests together ? Confidence showing!!!
     
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    Some confirmation of dates.......?

    The series of tests will all be conducted between April 18 and April 25.
     
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    I wouldn't say that MIRV on first test is confirmed. Right now everything is speculation. Hope they release performance data after actual test.
     
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    Three Agni Missiles To Be Tested Soon Thursday, April 12, 2012

    Is it DRDO ploy to test 3 missiles back to back & confuse our enemies.
     
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    may be A6 would also be tested along with these...........
     
  8. LETHALFORCE

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    The conformation was made unofficially when India lauched a record breaking 10
    satellites in one shot. But a MIRV agni is a game changer and after this i will look
    forward to a AGNI SLBM MIRV in the future.
     
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    how about merging Agni-V test thread with this one. we can name it as the Agni Event. Since all three are happening at same week, we can discuss at same place, it will be easier.
     
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    I actually suspect a long range SLBM might be tested simultaneously in a different location while the world's eyes are trained on chandipur!
     
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    not confidence but pressure of china
     
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    Pressure of showing equal or not inferior is fate of every growing country, but now confidence is showing. Lets yet see the results, v dont want to feel what north korea has felt today.
     
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    I thought MIRV was way way down the line. Does the article say it will carry MIRV or it can carry MIRV ?
     
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    first they are going to test it with normal RV, then subsequent tests will be with MIRV.
     
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    Any idea how many warheads??
     
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    According to Arun Vishwakarma ji, A5 would look like this

    [​IMG]

    he has also said that it would be Agni-3A or C configuration from his old pic (pic is made in 2007)

    [​IMG]

    But i think it will be A3A or A3B configuration, i.e 3 or 6 MIRVs.

    because of this
    Defence News - Three Agni Missiles To Be Tested Soon
     
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    NK missile which just failed was liquid-fuelled.
     
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    Maybe the first 2 tests are to pre-test the upgraded algorithms just to make sure of the A5 launch success.
     
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    Ewald, Agni-5 is an Indian missile.
     
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    Yes. I was comparing NK liquid-fuelled with Indian solid-fuelled. Sorry I did not make that clear.
     
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    We have had our liquid fueled Prithvis for quite a while, and they have rarely fallen apart. I guess it was being tested, but if it was built with Chinese assistance, then either the Chinese are not giving them good enough technology (like Chinese locomotives sold to Pakistan that break down often), or they simply do not have that technology.
     

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