Indian Missile Development

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  1. Triton

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    Russia to start N-fuel delivery to India under $700m deal

     
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    GE Hitachi Signs Pacts With India's Nuclear Power Corp, BHEL

    http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/djf500/200903230312DOWJONESDJONLINE000060_FORTUNE5.htm

    GE Hitachi Signs Pacts With India's Nuclear Power Corp, BHEL
    Dow Jones
    March 23, 2009: 03:12 AM ET

    NEW DELHI -(Dow Jones)- GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Monday said it has signed initial pacts with state-run Nuclear Power Corp. of India and Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (500103.BY) to build an advanced boiling water reactor power station in India.

    Under the pact, GE Hitachi along with Nuclear Power Corp. and BHEL will plan for manufacturing and construction management of a potential multiple-unit ABWR nuclear power station, it said in a statement.

    GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy is a joint venture between General Electric Co. (GE) and Hitachi Ltd. (HIT).

    -By Rakesh Sharma, Dow Jones Newswires; +91-11-4356-3303; [email protected] dowjones.com
     
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    http://www.rttnews.com/ArticleView.aspx?Id=900639&SMap=1\

    France Ships 60 Tons Of Uranium Fuel To India
    4/1/2009 6:55 AM ET
    (RTTNews) - France has shipped the first consignment of 60 tons of uranium ore concentrate to India, the first by that country since New Delhi got a special waiver from the 45-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) last year, reports say.

    The uranium ore, which arrived at the Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC) in Hyderabad,capital of the south-central Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, will be processed and used to produce power in safeguarded pressurized heavy water reactors (PHWRs).

    India and France entered into bilateral co-operation for supplying reactors and fuel following the wrapping-up of the Indo-U.S. nuclear deal, signing of the 123-agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and clearance by NSG to enable New Delhi to resume nuclear commerce with the rest of the world.

    The Indian Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) entered into a contract February with French Nuclear supplier AREVA NC for the supply of 300 tons of uranium ore concentrate; of them, 60 tons were shipped as the first consignment and received by the NFC.

    The fuel will be processed in the designated fuel plants at the NFC by converting uranium ore concentrate into nuclear- grade uranium dioxide powder and compacted into cylindrical pellets. The pellets will then be stacked and encapsulated in thin walled tubes of zirconium alloy, which will be sealed by resistance-welding using end-plugs, a technology which has been innovated in India.

    by RTT Staff Writer

    For comments and feedback: contact [email protected]
     
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    France competing with US for nuke biz in India

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...-on-nuke-biz-in-India/articleshow/4312487.cms

    France competing with US for nuke biz in India

    WASHINGTON
    : French Prime Minister Francois Fillone has conceded that his country is in competition with the US with regard to bagging commercial
    deals for the civilian nuclear plants in India.

    "Yes, we are competing with the United States in terms of our nuclear agreement with India," Fillone said on Monday in response to a question at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Washington-based think tank.

    "Let me tell you that this competition will go on to the end. That is to say, until one of us has won -- or both of us maybe. There could be two winners. But we are often competing with the United States," he said after his address to the Carnegie on global economic crisis.

    Fillone said this means that both the countries have performing companies. Companies from both the US and France and other major powers are vying for a slice in the pie of what is estimated to be multi-billion dollar market in India.

    "In terms of nuclear power, everybody knows that we are very performing. France chose a long, long time ago to use nuclear power. We have never changed. This choice of nuclear power allowed us to constantly improve on the efficiency of our nuclear systems both in terms of security and in terms of financial and energetic yield. We do not regret having made this choice today," Fillone said.

    "Of course, we are going to keep on fighting and competing loyally with the United States in order to supply India with nuclear power plants for the future -- and high-speed trains," Fillone said.

    "You forgot high-speed trains," the French prime minister said in lighter vein. France is known for its high speed train and is eyeing at India as the Indian Railways plans to enter the next phase of introducing high-speed trains in the country.

    Following the successful conclusion of the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal and signing of India-specific safeguard agreements with India, New Delhi is now planning to thousands of megawatts of nuclear power in the next decade. It has already conveyed a letter of intent up to 10,000 MW of nuclear power reactors in India. This is expected to translate into a business of USD 150 billion worth of projects for US companies.
     
  5. nitesh

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    why now? anything new is coming?

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...vi-missile-test-fired/articleshow/4403699.cms

    India test fires nuclear-capable Prithvi missile
    15 Apr 2009, 1126 hrs IST, IANS


    BALASORE: India on Wednesday test fired the nuclear capable surface to surface Prithvi-II missile from a test range in Orissa, defence sources
    said.

    The missile, tested from the Integrated Test Range of Chandipur in Balasore district at 10.21 am., has a range of about 350 km, officials said.

    Prithvi is India's first indigenously built ballistic missile. It is one of five missiles being developed under India's Integrated Missile Development Programme.

    Prithvi is capable of carrying a payload of between 500 kg and one tonne, including nuclear weapons. Two versions of the missile have already been deployed with the army and air force.
     
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    was this DRDO or Indian army's test ????

    who use Prithvi-II
     
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    This gives the answer

    http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/prithvi-ii-successfuly-test-fired/58578/on

    Prithvi-II successfuly test fired
    Press Trust of India / Balasore (orissa) April 15, 2009, 14:09 IST

    India today successfully test fired a version of nuclear-capable 'Prithvi-II' ballistic missile with a range of 350 kms from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, about 15 km from here off the Orissa coast.

    The indigenously developed surface-to-surface ballistic missile was test fired at around 1020 hours from a mobile launcher as part of a user trial by the army, defence sources said. The entire trajectory of the trial was tracked down by a battery of sophisticated radars and electro-optic telemetry stations positioned in different locations for post-launch analysis, they said.A naval ship had been anchored near the impact point in the Bay of Bengal and a long-range tracking radar (LRTR) as well as a multi-function tracking radar (MFTR) had been deployed to track the missile's trajectory.

    The sources said the test firing of the short-range ballistic missile was a user trial by the army. The surface-to-surface missile has already been inducted into the army and is "handled by the army unit attached to the strategic force command special group", the sources said. However, scientists of the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) were supervising the test-firing and all logistic support was being provided by the ITR personnel here.

    The 8.56 meter long and one meter wide twin engine sleek missile has features to deceive any anti-ballistic missile and is equipped with "added inertial navigation" system, the sources said.The missile, designed to operate with both liquid as well as solid fuel, can carry conventional or nuclear pay loads of 500 kg.

    The user trial of "Prithvi-II" was last carried out on May 23, 2008 from the ITR, Chandipur.
     
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    Guys I have my doubts is they really tested "Prithavi" or something else is tested in disguise the specs look too good. Liquid fuel/Solid Fuel guided unguide every type of missile is prithavi or something else............
     
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    nitesh from the description is this missile able to change course in mid flight?
     
  10. nitesh

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    Yes LF at least this is my understanding otherwise how it will deceive the anti ballistic missile
     
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    This is special guys it is not prithavi that's my gut feeling

    http://www.expressbuzz.com/edition/...&SectionName=nUFeEOBkuKw=&SEO=Prithvi II, MTL

    Army conducts 'Prithvi-II' test


    Hemant Kumar Rout
    First Published : 16 Apr 2009 04:01:00 AM IST
    Last Updated : 16 Apr 2009 08:44:07 AM IST

    BALASORE: India on Wednesday successfully testfired the advanced version of its indigenously developed nuclear-capable ‘Prithvi- II’ short range ballistic missile from the integrated test range (ITR) at Chandipur- on-sea, 15 km from Balasore.

    Mounted on a mobile tatra transportererector launcher (MTL), the sophisticated missile was fired at about 10.21 am.

    This was the third consecutive success of the DRDO in the last 45 days. Last month, it had successfully conducted the test of an interceptor off the Orissa coast and then BrahMos missile from the Pokhran range.

    This time it was a user trial conducted by the Secunderabad-based 333 Regiment of the Army. The test was aimed at achieving ‘close to zero circular error probability (CEP) accuracy,’ sources said.

    ‘The missile used for the test was picked up randomly from the assembly line after production and was launched with an improved aided inertial navigation system. It has achieved single digit accuracy reaching close to zero CEP,’
    said a source at the defence base here.

    ‘The entire flight path of the missile was smooth in accordance with pre-decided coordinates. It travelled up to 191 km within a span of nearly six minutes.’ The 8.56-metre high and one-metre thick ‘Prithvi’ missile, with a launch weight of 4.6 tonnes, has a strike range of 150 km to 350 km. Powered by liquid propellant, ‘Prithvi’ can operate with both liquid as well as solid fuel and carry a payload between 500 kg and one tonne, including nuclear weapons. ‘Prithvi can be taken close to the forward line over any kind of terrain. It has been designed to deliver advanced conventional warheads deep into enemy territory.

    The missile stops climbing when it reaches an altitude of 30 km and dives at the target at an 80 degree angle,’ a defence scientist said. ‘Prithvi’ is India’s first indigenously-built ballistic missile.

    Since 2002, ‘Prithvi II’ has been used by the Army with the overarching logistical control and support retained by the IAF.
     
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    It reaches an altitude of 30 km and dives at 80 degree angle?...it is something like a cross between a Bm and CM?
     
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    yes satish now I have a feeling does any of our missile follows ballistic path or not?

    Any body with answer
     
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    cross posting:

    The Hindu : National : Astra missile test-fired

     
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    Astra missile test-fired

    [MOD EDIT: Pleas open threads in right forums and please check before posting weather it has been posted before or not
     
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    India, Kazakhstan to sign N-agreement

    Ajay Kaul
    New Delhi, May 10 (PTI) India and Kazakhstan are expected to sign by next month a broad-based civil nuclear agreement under which the uranium-rich central Asian country will supply fuel and technology to New Delhi.

    India has sent a draft of the Inter Governmental Agreement for Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy to Kazakhstan for its perusal before the two sides ink the pact.

    Kazakhstan will be the fourth country after the US, Russia and France with whom India will have such a broad-based civil nuclear agreement.

    "There is progress in preparation of the agreement on nuclear cooperation in peaceful uses. We are finishing up the agreement and will be sending it to Indian side," Kazakhstan's Ambassador Kairat Umarov told PTI here.

    "Final touches are being given (to the text of the agreement) on our side. Soon we will pass it on to the Indian side for consideration," he said.

    Asked by when the pact is expected to be signed, Umarov said if all goes well, "probably by the end of first half of this year, surely." PTI

    India, Kazakhstan to sign N-agreement
     
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    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Bhubaneswar/Agni-II-to-be-testfired-soon/articleshow/4506558.cms

    BALASORE: Defence scientists are preparing for a user's trial of surface-to-surface Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM), Agni-II, from
    the defence base off the Orissa coast this week.

    The indigenously developed missile will be fired from the launching complex-IV at the Wheeler's Island near Dhamra.

    "Preparations are on in full swing. If everything goes as planned, the missile will be testfired between May 12 and May 14," said a source at the integrated test range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-Sea.

    It also said the test may be deferred by four-five days if there are problems reported during the preparations. Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) scientists are excited because this user trial will pave the way for the maiden test of Agni-IV that is now under development.

    "The successful tests of Astra missile from the ITR have encouraged the scientists for user trial of Agni-II. They are doing everything to ensure it's a success story," a source said.

    This missile is part of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP), while the other missiles include Prithvi, Trishul, Akash and Nag. Agni II has appropriate on-board thrusters fitted on the second stage of the missile. Both stages of Agni-II have a solid propulsion system which allows the missile to be mobile and flexible.

    The Agni-II missile, which is 20 metres long, has a diameter of one meter and weighs 16 tonne, can neutralize a target at over 2,000 km range. It can carry a payload of around 1,000 kg and its range can also be increased to 3,000 km depending upon the payload. The missile will be used by 555 Missile Group of the Army.

    "Agni-II can be fired from a rail-mobile launcher and is also available in road-mobile configuration. This lends flexibility and reduces vulnerability to first strike. It is in fact a ready-to-fire missile with a launch time of about 15 minutes," said a defence scientist, who added that Agni-II, along with Agni-I and Agni-III form the triad of the country's minimum, credible, nuclear deterrence.
     

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