AKASH-NG ( next generation )

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  1. porky_kicker

    porky_kicker Senior Member Senior Member

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    What typo are you talking about ?

    Second picture has no info on range

    And 1st picture says greater than 13 km lock on range and that does not mean lock on range is limited to 13 km . Unless you are trying to be too smart like a porky . Trying too hard to earn your 2 cents ?

    Same seeker will be the basis to different variants configured to different operational parameters , depending on SWaP constraints of the missiles in question.
     
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  2. aarav

    aarav जय परशुराम‍।

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    Acc to Trishul Blogspot 4000 rounds of each QRSAM and Akash 1S will be made after final user trials ,that's a large order
     
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    WolfPack86 Senior Member Senior Member

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    First Video of Akash-1S Air Defence MissileSystem.
     
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    Amazing to see so many new missile tests with indigenous seeker. I remember just a few years ago a desi seeker was a distant dream but look now almost every new missile test has a desi seeker.

    Kudos to DRDO.

    :india2::india2::india2::india2::india2::india2::india2::india2:
     
  5. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    When is Astra going to fly with desi seeker?
     
  6. IndianHawk

    IndianHawk Senior Member Senior Member

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    Look at DRDO broucher from shipone post. Astra has been flying with desi seeker since 2017.

    Sent from my C103 using Tapatalk
     
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  7. Why do these videos not show the target being obliterated ? And in this age of 2019 , still
    an old analog camcorder with 640x480 resolution ! seriously ! Same with ISRO launches.
    AARRRRGGHHHH !
     
  8. HariPrasad-1

    HariPrasad-1 Senior Member Senior Member

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    One question to all of you guys. People were telling that once the Akash's range will increase with seeker as it can fly in a different trajectory. Any news on that?
     
  9. garg_bharat

    garg_bharat Senior Member Senior Member

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    Whatever I can get from reports, Akash 1s has radar seeker and a range of 30km. Akash NG is in R&D and is expected to have a range of 40km. The seeker allows missile to dive behind mountains as it tracks a maneuvering target. The current version of Akash is not suitable for mountainous areas.
     
  10. patriots

    patriots Defense lover Senior Member

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    There's no official word on the increased range. But it was always known that the range of Akash-Mk1 was limited by the tracking range of Rajendra radar; further it was known that Akash-Mk1 had full propulsion for all of 25 kms.

    With the seeker onboard, Akash-1S is no longer 'tethered' to Rajendra radar (in the homing stage). Also, the range of SAMs normally (unlike that of Akash-Mk1) take the 'coasting' of the missile (after all of the propellant has burnt out) into consideration. As such, it would be very reasonable to assume that Akash-1S will have atleast an additional effective range of 5kms compared to Akash-Mk1!
     
  12. porky_kicker

    porky_kicker Senior Member Senior Member

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    50 km ............................
     
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  13. porky_kicker

    porky_kicker Senior Member Senior Member

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    35km

    Actual benefit is enemy will have to deal with different types of guidance and hence onboard counter measures will be overwhelmed to a certain extent. A Akash launcher with both CLOS and RF seeker based missiles will have its own advantage.

    1.CLOS (command line of sight guidance) , advantage very difficult to jam , disadvantage limited by radar LOS
    2. RF seeker advantage independent target lock and engagement , disadvantage prone to jamming.

    If both types are fired within optimal operating parameters then it will ensure higher kill probability due to redundant target acquisition and locking capabilities.

    There was a DRDO paper on it , I can't exactly recall but it seemed the paper discussed combining CLOS and seeker both. If that's the case then it's even better.
     
  14. HariPrasad-1

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    I think it already has a Desi seeker.
     
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    Still waiting for the time they develop a naval version of Akash to replace Barak 1.
     
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    Surely some of them have good smartphones to record on 4K.
     
  17. patriots

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    http://idrw.org/india-to-test-nextgen-akash-surface-to-air-missile-variant-this-year/#more-202075

    BEL Chairman M V Gowtama while speaking to media has confirmed that with all final components in place, assembly of Akash NG (new generation) which is a brand new variant of surface-to-air missile (SAM) has started and the first prototype of the missile system will be ready for developmental trials before end of this year

    @porky_kicker @sayareakd @NeXoft007

    Is it true.....we are going to test akasg ng this year
     
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    https://english.manoramaonline.com/...gue-drones.amp.html?__twitter_impression=true

    Akash NG trials this year

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    BEL Chairman M V Gowtama confirmed that the first trials of the upgraded version of surface-to-air missile (SAM) Akash NG (new generation) will be held this year.

    “Akash SAM is the best in the business and it has performed so well during all the recent exercises. The Akash NG will be ready for trials this year,” Gowtama said.

    Akash NG is likely to have a range around 50 km, while its predecessors can hit targets up to 25 km. DRDO had tested-fired Akash-1S, a new variant of the missile recently, with a desi seeker onboard
     
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    Another 7 regiments of Akash will be ordered of Akash 1S and NG acc to BEL Chairman
     
  20. Enquirer

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    This is the same '7 regiments' order that's been in news for several years.....deal still needs inking (even after several approvals/clearances by MoD over several years)
     

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