Twin nuke missile test today

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  1. utubekhiladi

    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    BALASORE: The stage is set for 'twin' user trial of nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile in a real time situation. Indian Army will test the indigenously developed surface-to-surface ballistic missile from a defence base near Balasore on Wednesday.

    Defence sources said the personnel of strategic forces command ( SFC), a specially raised wing of the Army to handle the missile, would carry out the test while the DRDO will provide all logistical support.

    "Two Prithvi-II missiles have been planned to be tested in quick succession. If everything goes according to the plan and weather favours, the missiles would fly in the sky in between 8 am and 11 am," said a defence official.

    Preparations for the scheduled test launch from the integrated test range (ITR) at Chandipur here had reached the final stage on Tuesday. The defence official said range integration has been completed and the missiles have been integrated with the launcher.

    "We are ready for the launch. Several user trials have been conducted earlier. This time the missiles will be tested in a real time situation so that the user can gauge the effectiveness and performance of the missile," said the official.

    The missiles used for the test have been picked up randomly from the assembly line after production and will be launched with inertial navigation system. The aim and objective of the test will be to achieve single digit accuracy reaching close to zero circular error probability (CEP).

    Prithvi-II has a strike range of 250 km to 350 km and the capability to carry 500 kg warhead. It has a length of nine meters with one metre diameter. It is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engine and uses Advanced Inertial Guidance System (AIGS) with maneouring trajectory and reaches the targets with an accuracy of a few meters.

    The missile weighing around 4.6 tonne uses an inertial guidance system with reasonably good accuracy and the warhead uses a radar correlation terminal guidance system. It can be taken close to the forward line over any kind of terrain.

    Scientists are leaving no stone unturned for the success of the test as during a test on September 24 last year the missile fell down immediately after it took off from the launch pad. The test this year was a success though.

    Twin nuke missile test today - The Times of India
     
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  3. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    question if Prithvi is not going to carry Nuke payload, then why the hell SFC is carrying out the test ???
     
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    Twin nuke missile test today - The Times of India
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    BALASORE: The stage is set for 'twin' user trial of nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile in a real time situation.
    Indian Army will test the indigenously
    developed surface-to-surface ballistic missile from a defence base near Balasore on Wednesday.
    Defence sources said the personnel of strategic forces command ( SFC), a specially raised wing of
    the Army to handle the missile, would carry out
    the test while the DRDO will provide all logistical support.
    "Two Prithvi-II missiles have been planned to be tested in quick succession.
    If everything goes
    according to the plan and weather favours, the missiles would fly in the sky in between 8 am and 11 am," said a defence official.
    Preparations for the scheduled test launch from
    the integrated test range (ITR) at Chandipur here
    had reached the final stage on Tuesday. The
    defence official said range integration has been
    completed and the missiles have been integrated
    with the launcher.
    "We are ready for the launch. Several user trials
    have been conducted earlier. This time the
    missiles will be tested in a real time situation so
    that the user can gauge the effectiveness and
    performance of the missile," said the official.
    The missiles used for the test have been picked
    up randomly from the assembly line after
    production and will be launched with inertial
    navigation system. The aim and objective of the
    test will be to achieve single digit accuracy
    reaching close to zero circular error probability
    (CEP).
    Prithvi-II has a strike range of 250 km to 350 km
    and the capability to carry 500 kg warhead. It has
    a length of nine meters with one metre diameter.
    It is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engine and
    uses Advanced Inertial Guidance System (AIGS)
    with maneouring trajectory and reaches the
    targets with an accuracy of a few meters.
    The missile weighing around 4.6 tonne uses an
    inertial guidance system with reasonably good
    accuracy and the warhead uses a radar
    correlation terminal guidance system. It can be
    taken close to the forward line over any kind of
    terrain.
    Scientists are leaving no stone unturned for the
    success of the test as during a test on September
    24 last year the missile fell down immediately
    after it took off from the launch pad. The test this
    year was a success though.
     
  5. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Indian media should stop using terms like "indigenously developed", "nuclear missile". It's like stupid paki or other failed state propaganda. We have been making missiles for a long time now and these ballistic missiles are all for nuclear weapons launch only.

    The people of India don't need to be fed this kind of propaganda, feel good news. We are way past it. All these tests are now routine.
     
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    Twin test of Prithvi-II postponed: ITR Director - India News - IBNLive




    A twin user trial of India's nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile by the Army was deferred on Wednesday due to a technical problem at the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur.
    "The test was postponed due to a technical snag," ITR Director SP Dash said, adding that the date for future trial would be decided after correcting the problem.
    The ITR director's statement came in the midst of media reports that two missiles had failed to take off during the twin trial. "I don't know on what basis they have concluded that the trial had failed," Dash said.



     
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    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Last time also there was a test postponed for technical reasons. I don't get it why this happens. Even then I had asked if SFC is firing tr missile then it should be from the mobile launcher that is used to launch the prithvi as it should be all weather too.
     
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    How it be a failure when the decision to launch and the trial itself is deferred?
     
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    maomao Veteran Hunter of Maleecha Senior Member

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    Bit OT. However, there is this reporter/correspondent from NDTV (Hindi, he is of Bhojpuri origin) and you should listen to him report any event or news, trust me you would feel like committing suicide after watching his report. :D
     
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    Param Senior Member Senior Member

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    Is his name ravi kishan?:D
     
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    maomao Veteran Hunter of Maleecha Senior Member

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    Nope, there are a few video of him available of you tube:) . I believe all regional channels spice up the news and present news in a shameful manner displaying their sheer lack of understanding of the subject.
     
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    nitesh Mob Control Manager Stars and Ambassadors

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    Whenever the test happens, the telemetry system check the complete flight, and record the flight data. If anything has any issue, well tests has to be postponed.
     
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    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Saar, answer my previous posts. I don't get these "postponed" tests. Get the mobile launcher and fire the damn missile. Why do we always need to fire from ITR launch pad?

    How is the efficacy of the launchers established that the SFC will use in event of a war?
     
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    You are right in being concerned, the point is that first a missile is randomly picked up, and then it has to be tested. They put it in ITR test range to get all the telemetry data too, which in case of failed firing, can be used to diagnose the issue.
     
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    because out the total 19 missiles made in a year 4 are assumed to be tested while 15 sees entry into service. this is for prithvi 2
     
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    BALASORE (ODISHA): A twin user trial of India's nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile by the Army was deferred today due to a technical problem at the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur near here.

    "The test was postponed due to a technical snag," ITR director S P Dash told PTI, adding that the date for future trial would be decided after correcting the problem.

    The ITR director's statement came in the midst of media reports that two missiles had failed to take off during the twin trial. "I don't know on what basis they have concluded that the trial had failed," Dash said.

    Defence officials and scientists associated with the trial were tight-lipped on what exactly led to the postponement of the test.

    Two indigenously developed surface-to surface missiles were planned to be fired from a mobile launcher in salvo mode from the launch complex-3 of ITR as part of user trial by the Army, defence sources said.

    The missiles were randomly chosen from the stock of the Armed forces and the entire launch activities were to be carried out by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) and monitored by the scientists of Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of training exercise, they added.

    Prithvi, the first missile developed under India's prestigious Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) has the capability to carry 500 kg of warheads.

    It has a length of 9 meters with one metre diameter and thrusted by liquid propulsion twine engine, uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory and reach the targets with few meter accuracy.

    The last trial of Prithvi-2 was successfully carried out with very high accuracy of better than 10 meters from the same base in September, 2011.


    it is speculated that missiles failed to take off-both
     
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    ^^^ Wow so this is how we are gonna scare away our enemies.
     
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    some reporters pointing out that both missiles failed to lift off? nothing confirmed right now but it is rumored
     
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    Nitesh telemetry data can be gathered even if the missile is fired from its own launcher. Is there any report of any of the tests of Agni and Prithvi being fired from its own launcher as it will be during a war?
     
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    Are we really testing these missiles or testing something else??
     

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