Indian Ballistic Missile Defense System

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  1. A.V.

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    brahmos is a nuclear capable missile
     
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    They made a special version


    India on Tuesday successfully test-fired a new version of the nuclear-capable BrahMos missile at Pokhran in Rajasthan's desert.

    The test comes in the midst of heightened tension between India and Pakistan following the Mumbai terror attacks.

    Defence minister AK Antony, however, told reporters in New Delhi that the test was pre- planned and not directed against any country.

    http://www.financialexpress.com/news/new-nuclearcapable-brahmos-version-testfired/413111/
     
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    India is not a signatory to MTCR.

    MTCR Introduction


    MTCR text

    The annex is at http://www.mtcr.info/english/MTCRTechnicalAnnexNov2008.pdf


    http://www.mtcr.info
     
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    Great news, but hate it when they cant meet the deadlines. I always wonder we let engineers from various top-class T-schools get hired by international companies..why not give them a comparitive pay package and attract IIT-ians towards defence. Wouldn't that be great? THese guys are the best in the world..Surely they can skyrocket defence research of our country, maybe even make it the best in the world.
     
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    Lot of times it's not an software issue but the hardware, like for brahmos we developed everything except the engine, but now with brahmos 2 and Avatar even engines may not be a problem? but same delay with LCA.
     
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    wow nice video invincible
     
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    Crucial interceptor missile test this week

    http://www.thehindu.com/2009/03/04/stories/2009030460291100.htm

    Crucial interceptor missile test this week

    Y. Mallikarjun & T.S. Subramanian

    It will establish India’s capability to intercept Pakistan’s Hatf and Ghauri missiles

    CHENNAI: A missile which will waylay and destroy an incoming ballistic “enemy” at an altitude of about 80 km will be launched off the coast of Orissa later this week.

    This “crucial test” will seek to prove the efficacy of a host of new technologies, said officials in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), which is conducting it. They described it as “a major test to establish a ballistic missile defence [BMD] shield as part of the network-centric warfare.” This is the third time an interceptor missile test is being conducted under the BMD shield that India seeks to establish.

    The launch will feature two missiles. The “enemy” missile will be a modified version of Dhanush, a surface-to-surface missile. It will take off from a naval ship in the Bay of Bengal and simulate the terminal phase of the flight of a ballistic missile with a range of 1,500 km, similar to Pakistan’s Ghauri. As it zeroes in on the Wheeler Island, off Damra village on the Orissa coast, a Prithvi Air Defence (PAD) missile will lift off from the Wheeler Island, intercept the incoming “enemy” missile at an altitude of 70-80 km in the last one second and a half of its flight and pulverise it.

    The interceptor PAD missile will use, for the first time, the gimballed directional warhead. It has so far been used only in the U.S. and Russia. When the directional warhead fragments in 360 degrees all round, the target missile coming in from only one direction is sure to be blown up. “Ground tests have been done on the directional warhead. In flight, it will be done for the first time. This is a new thing,” the DRDO officials said.

    A directional warhead weighs less than 30 kg but its lethality is equivalent to a 150-kg warhead. The PAD would also feature “trajectory optimisation” to enable interception at not only a higher altitude of 80 or 85 km but also at 45 km. It could engage missiles with a range of 300 to 1,500 km.

    “The distinct advantage” of intercepting a missile at a higher altitude of 80 km is that the debris will take longer to fall through the atmosphere before it hits the ground and hence will become cinders because of the re-entry of heat, the DRDO officials said. In a typical war scenario, this would reduce the effect of any fallout of nuclear debris and the risk associated with radiation.

    The first interceptor missile test, which took place on November 27, 2006, waylaid an incoming ballistic missile in the exo-atmosphere at 48-km altitude. The second test took place on December 6, 2007 against a target missile at 15-km altitude in endo-atmosphere. The third test would be part of India’s plan to deploy a two-layered BMD system in the coming years.

    In terms of strategic importance, the test would establish India’s capability to intercept Pakistan’s Hatf and Ghauri missiles.
     
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    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/what-went-wrong-with-lca-arjun-tank-akash-missile/429935/1



    Akash Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile

    StatuS: The work started in 1983, but the system failed to meet all deadlines set for development. While the Air Force will be inducting the system shortly, it is yet to meet the Army’s requirements. The missile system has failed mobility tests in the deserts, where it was too heavy and got stuck in the sand during trials. Cannot negotiate steep sand dunes. Developers over-estimated own capabilities, set unrealistic targets and did not involve the Armed Forces during the development, says the committee.

    •Should immediately start work on a new Mk II version of the missile.

    •DRDO has to make all out effort to involve the Army and Air Force in the development of the new system to meet all their requirements.

    •DRDO to take up a joint development approach with foreign collaborator.
     
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    Missile Defense: Interceptor Missile Test to be Conducted this week

    A missile which will waylay and destroy an incoming ballistic "enemy" at an altitude of about 80 km will be launched off the coast of Orissa later this week.
    This "crucial test" will seek to prove the efficacy of a host of new technologies, said officials in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), which is conducting it. They described it as "a major test to establish a ballistic missile defence [BMD] shield as part of the network-centric warfare." This is the third time an interceptor missile test is being conducted under the BMD shield that India seeks to establish.

    The launch will feature two missiles. The "enemy" missile will be a modified version of Dhanush, a surface-to-surface missile. It will take off from a naval ship in the Bay of Bengal and simulate the terminal phase of the flight of a ballistic missile with a range of 1,500 km, similar to Pakistan's Ghauri. As it zeroes in on the Wheeler Island, off Damra village on the Orissa coast, a Prithvi Air Defence (PAD) missile will lift off from the Wheeler Island, intercept the incoming "enemy" missile at an altitude of 70-80 km in the last one second and a half of its flight and pulverise it.

    The interceptor PAD missile will use, for the first time, the gimballed directional warhead. It has so far been used only in the U.S. and Russia. When the directional warhead fragments in 360 degrees all round, the target missile coming in from only one direction is sure to be blown up. "Ground tests have been done on the directional warhead. In flight, it will be done for the first time. This is a new thing," the DRDO officials said.
    Light, lethal

    A directional warhead weighs less than 30 kg but its lethality is equivalent to a 150-kg warhead. The PAD would also feature "trajectory optimisation" to enable interception at not only a higher altitude of 80 or 85 km but also at 45 km. It could engage missiles with a range of 300 to 1,500 km.
    Risk elimination

    "The distinct advantage" of intercepting a missile at a higher altitude of 80 km is that the debris will take longer to fall through the atmosphere before it hits the ground and hence will become cinders because of the re-entry of heat, the DRDO officials said. In a typical war scenario, this would reduce the effect of any fallout of nuclear debris and the risk associated with radiation.

    The first interceptor missile test, which took place on November 27, 2006, waylaid an incoming ballistic missile in the exo-atmosphere at 48-km altitude. The second test took place on December 6, 2007 against a target missile at 15-km altitude in endo-atmosphere. The third test would be part of India's plan to deploy a two-layered BMD system in the coming years. In terms of strategic importance, the test would establish India's capability to intercept Pakistan's Hatf and Ghauri missiles.


    http://www.india-defence.com/reports/4261
     
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    The good thing is that they are using "directional warhead". Thi is a good development. This can be used in "Astra" too
     
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    http://www.indiatoday.intoday.in/in...view&id=31436&sectionid=4&issueid=95&Itemid=1

    Missile defence shield: India to test interceptor on Friday
    IANS
    New Delhi, March 5, 2009

    India will on Friday test launch its indigenous interceptor missile that will destroy an incoming ballistic "enemy" missile at an altitude of 80 km and will provide defence against Pakistani and Chinese missiles, an official said.

    "All the preparations have been made and all the scientists are working to make the test successful," a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) official said.

    The test, to be conducted at Wheeler's Island off the coast of Orissa, will establish the credible missile defence against Paksitan's Hatf and Ghauri missiles. The first test of the interceptor missile was conducted in 2006.

    "During the test an 'enemy' missile which will be a modified version of the Dhanush surface-to-surface missile will be fired from a naval ship in the Bay of Bengal and simulate the terminal phase of the flight of a ballistic missile with a range of 1,500 km, similar to Pakistan's Ghauri missile," the official said.

    "As the incoming missile nears Wheeler Island, a Prithvi air defence missile will be launched to intercept it at an altitude of about 80 km and kill it," the official added.

    DRDO needs to carry out at least three to four trials with both versions before the missile shield is certified for operational use.

    "The test will mark the completion of the first phase of the programme and it will secure operational clearance by 2012-13,"
    the official added.

    On December 6, 2007, DRDO had for the second time successfully tested an endo-atmospheric - below 30 km altitude - version of the ballistic missile defence shield. The missile aims to protect populated areas and vital installations like nuclear power stations and oil wells.

    The missile shield will have highly sensitive radars to track incoming missiles. The guidance system would ensure that the interceptor collides with the incoming missile within a matter of seconds, thereby saving vital targets from destruction.

    Baptised as the Prithvi Air Defence system, the agile interceptor has now been renamed Pradyumna.

    DRDO says its missile system is comparable to the Israeli Arrow system and the American Patriot system, both of whose manufacturers are courting the Indian defence establishment for possible orders.

    DRDO expects ballistic missile shield to take care of threats from existing Chinese and Pakistani missiles. While Pakistan possesses missiles with ranges between 400 and 2,000 km, the Chinese arsenal varies from a range of 300 km to 2,800 km.
     
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    Ballistic missile shield test today, says DRDO

     
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    good news party time now

    http://frontierindia.net/indian-bmd-test-sucess-third-time-in-a-row

    Indian BMD test success, third time in a row
    Written on March 6, 2009 – 4:40 pm | by Frontier India Strategic and Defence |

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has flight tested third Ballistic Missile Interceptor on 06 March 2009 at 1624 hrs from Wheeler Island, Integrated Test Range (ITR) successfully achieving the mission objectives set. The two stage Interceptor Missile fitted with advanced systems has neutralized the target, enemy missile at 75 Kms altitude.

    To mimic the incoming enemy’s ballistic missile trajectory Dhanush missile went to an altitude of 120 Km and was launched from ship about 100 km away from Coast. The Interceptor missile was launched using mobile launcher located on Wheeler Island Launch Complex.

    The third consecutive interception of Ballistic Missiles once again demonstrated the robustness of the Indian BMD system. DRDO have already conducted two interception trials, first in Exo-atmospheric region at 48 Kms altitude on 27th November 06 and second in endo-atmospheric region at 15 kms using AAD missile on 06 Dec 07.
     
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    You beat me in posting that news Nitesh :drink: anyway cheers for the third successful interception; Need more and more tests before we could induct them in to service
     
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    No problem better luck next time. This test was mainly to demonstrate the capability of LRTR so let's look for the updates as now the details will start coming in
     

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