Indian Ballistic Missile Defense System

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  1. Triton

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    India sucessfully tests Interceptor missile

     
  2. ZOOM

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    Timesnow claiming that it has a range of 1500 km, how true is that?:sCh_coplight:
     
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    Great news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. A.V.

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    ITS a greatnews after the brahmos test a day back all the reports are claiming a range of 1500 for the PAD which is great also the most important thing in use is the directional warhead which makes the missile to target a 360 angle and also hit the finest among a number of them,this capability is only demonstrated by the us and russia so this is a great achievement.
    the brahmos tested a day ago also had directional warheld so it could choose and hit among a cluster of targets.

    this past week has being a great step forward for indian defence
    cheers.
     
  5. Rage

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    I'll drink to that!! :friends:

    More on the gimbaled directional system being employed in the interceptor, including the specific advantages and disadvantages of multiple and single gimbal omnidirectional navigation systems, excerpted from the following patent application for a conventional fragmentation warhead fuze seeker:


    http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/4157685/description.html

    Illustrations 1 & 2 here:

    http://img509.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gimbaleddirectionalwarh.jpg
     
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    On the Gimbal pointing vector stabilization control system and method:

    http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6609037.html
     
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    http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6609037.html
     
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    http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6609037.html

    Illustrations here:

    http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6609037-0-large.jpg
     
  9. Rage

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    And a couple more news reports with a few additional details on the breakthrough test:

    http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=3977723&c=AIR&s=TOP

    http://www.samaylive.com/news/india-tests-missile-defence-system-successfully/612519.html
     
  10. LETHALFORCE

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    Indian BMD test success, third time in a row

    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 a Ballistic Missile Interceptor for the third time 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.

    This is the second test flight of the Exo atmospheric Kill Vehicle called PAD. This was a direct hit.

    The third consecutive interception of Ballistic Missiles once again demonstrated the robustness of the Indian BMD system. DRDO in past has 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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    'BMD shield will be ready for deployment in 3 to 4 years time'

    http://www.zeenews.com/nation/2009-03-06/513107news.html .

    'BMD shield will be ready for deployment in 3 to 4 years time'

    New Delhi, March 06: After the "hat-trick" of successful trials in its effort to operationalise an indigenous Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) shield, the DRDO on Friday said the system would be ready for deployment in the next three to four years.

    "It will take us one or two more trials before our system is ready to be offered for deployment," DRDO Chief Controller and Distinguished Scientist W Selvamurthy told a news agency here.

    "Our last three tests have been quite successful. In the next trials, we will do a combined test of both the endo-atmospheric and exo-atmospheric test," he said.

    India today successfully tested the 'Prithvi' Air Defence (PAD) missile for the third time in just over two years. The interceptor PAD missile, launched from a mobile launcher placed in the Wheeler Island's Integrated Test Range off Orissa coast, destroyed the target missile- surface-to-surface 'Dhanush' in this case- at an altitude of 75-km in the sky.

    "This combined test will help us assess the joint functioning of the two-tiered BMD shield that is being developed," Selvamurthy said.

    DRDO's BMD programme is a two-tier system consisting of two interceptor missiles, namely PAD missile for high altitude interception at altitudes between 50-80 Km, and the Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile for lower altitude interceptions between 15-30 Kms.

    The DRDO had earlier successfully tested the BMD system in November 2006 outside the atmosphere mode at 48-km altitude and in December 2007 inside atmosphere at 15-km altitude.

    Along with the interceptor missiles, DRDO has also developed the surveillance systems for the shield. The ground-based surveillance and tracking systems along with the command, control and communication systems, can be operated successfully in highly-dense electronic warfare environment.
     
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    Desi Star Wars test hurtles India into select club

    http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20090086054&ch=36200983300PM


    Desi Star Wars test hurtles India into select club
    NDTV Correspondent
    Friday, March 06, 2009, (Bhubaneswar)
    India on Friday successfully tested its ballistic missile defence system for the third consecutive time.

    The test was very much similar to hitting a bullet with another bullet, which was almost 75 kilometres away -- very similar to Star Wars. The air defence system was tested on the Orissa coast.

    A Dhanush missile, was intercepted using a special high-speed missile. The DRDO claims it was a direct hit.

    Only a handful of countries have this technology, which includes USA, Israel, Russia and now India.

    PTI adds:

    DRDO's indigenous Ballistic Missile Defence programme (BMD) is a two-tier system consisting of two interceptor missiles, namely PAD missile for high altitude interception, and the Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile for lower altitude interception.

    DRDO officials said the PAD has been modified into a light and more lethal missile as its warhead's weight has been cut down to below 30 kg and it's lethality would be of a 150-kg warhead, officials informed.
     
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    India successfully tests indigenous interceptor missile

    New Delhi, March 06: India on Friday successfully tested an indigenous interceptor missile that destroyed an incoming "enemy" ballistic missile at an altitude of 80 km, an official said.

    The test was a key element in the efforts of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to put in place a missile defence shield to protect populated areas and vital installations like nuclear power plants.

    The interceptor was fired from Wheeler Island off the Orissa coast at 4.24 p.m.

    "To mimic the incoming missile's trajectory, a Dhanush missile was launched from a ship about 100 km from the coast. It rose to a height of 120 km and as it began its downward trajectory, the interceptor was launched and successfully achieved a kill," the DRDO official said in New Delhi.

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

    With three successful trials conducted, DRDO, after analysing data from the latest firing, might conduct one more test before certifying the system as ready for deployment. Thereafter, the armed forces will put it through a series of trials before the missile defence shield is put in place.

    M. Natarajan, the scientific adviser to the defence minister, programme director V.K. Saraswat, and armed forces and government officials witnessed Friday's test.

    The first test of the interceptor was conducted in 2006.

    On Dec 6, 2007, DRDO had for the second time successfully tested an endo-atmospheric - below 30 km altitude - version of the ballistic missile defence shield, which 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 the 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.

    http://www.zeenews.com/nation/2009-03-07/512897news.html
     
  14. Supersallu

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    Nirbhay is a cruise missile being developed by India.

    It can carry a huge variety of warheads and will have a range of 1000 km+.
     
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    2009-03-07 05:23:57 - "It is a hat trick," exclaimed DRDO Chief Controller Research and Development (Missile and Strategic Systems) Dr V K Saraswat, seconds after the PAD hit the incoming target missile during the tests in the Bay of Bengal off Orissa coast.India has joined the elite club of nations having the latest indigenous Ballistic Missile Defence Sheild with its third successful test of the Prithvi Air Defence missile:Medium-range ballistic missile range is between 1000 and 3500 km

    Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island near Dhamra off Orissa coast a modifeid ''Dhanush'' or the naval version of Prithvi, was test fired from a naval ship INS Rajput anchored inside the Bay of Bengal on Friday at four in the evening.

    When it zeroed in on wheeler island of Dhamara coast, a Prithvi Air Defence missile, with a range



    of 1,500 km to establish a ballistic missile defence shield as part of network-centric warfare. It successfully destroyed the surface-to-surface target missile - 'Dhanush' at an altitude of 75-kms in the sky.

    India on Friday in presence of DRDO officer successfully test fired an interceptor missile to establish a ballistic missile defence shield.

    The interceptor PAD missile, which was launched from a mobile launcher placed in the Wheeler Island's Integrated Test Range, destroyed the target missile -- surface-to-surface 'Dhanush' in this case -- at an altitude of 75-km in the sky, Defence Ministry spokesperson Sitanshu Kar, who witnessed the test through a video conferencing facility at the DRDO headquarters in New Delhi, said.
    The modified 'Dhanush', posing as "enemy" missile with a simulated range of about 1100 km and guided by an inertial navigation system, was first fired by Navy warship INS Shubadhra, anchored about 70 nautical miles from Dhamra in the Orissa coast, at around 4.20 pm.

    Just two minutes later, the BMD system's radars picked up the signal of the "enemy" missile and 40 seconds later the PAD missile was fired to destroy the incoming missile. PTI
     
  16. EnlightenedMonk

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    I'm somehow a little skeptical about any claims made by the DRDO due to their slightly shoddy track record. They're good, but they sometimes tend to hype things up a little bit.

    I'd possibly adopt a wait and watch approach on this entire issue. If they're able to deliver as per the 2010 - 2012 dates that they seem to be suggesting, then it's great.

    I do hope politics doesn't come in the way of this induction.
     
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    By the way, does anybody have any idea on how the Israeli Greenpine radar possibly helped us in this ??? Because, I read an article in Wikipedia that suggested that Israel had sold us a Greenpine radar.

    Since its Wikipedia, I don't know whether to trust it or not, but any ideas from the forum members about the radar ???
     
  18. LETHALFORCE

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    Israel has not sold greenpine yet, USA would have the final word if/when they do.
     
  19. EnlightenedMonk

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    Hmmm... so, the following quote on Wiki is wrong, eh ??? Thanks for the information....

    Israel was in negotiations with India to sell the system to that country, but US arms-control regulations blocked the sale of the actual missiles - though the Green Pine radar system was sold to India, which is manufacturing derivatives of it for its own Ballistic Missile Defense Program.
     
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