Indian Missile Development

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  1. Pintu

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    Also , I am finding it interesting that Prithvi - II traveled 191 Km in 6 Minutes , friends that means it traveled to target at 1910/1236 = Mach 1.5 / hour , and it's gaining altitude of 30 km and then diving in 80 degree angle, is it a Cruise Missile (Supersonic) rather than Ballistic Missile or a quasi Ballistic Missile ?

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  2. Pintu

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    A great report and great article Nitesh, thanks and kudos to you for sharing it, however, there is a mistake in the Times of India report, there is no Agni - IV being developed, it is Agni-V, and I think may be one or more of the critical sub-system/systems of Agni-V going to be tested this week while incorporating it with Agni-II , that's why DRDO is exicited about the test paving the way for tasting of later version of Agni Missile.

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    Indian Army, DRDO to Conduct User Trials for Agni-II Ballistic Missile

    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.

    Indian Army, DRDO to Conduct User Trials for Agni-II Ballistic Missile | India Defence
     
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    domain-b.com : Agni-II test slated for this week

    The Agni-V is intended to be a 5,000km range missile which will provide the country with ICBM capability. Design work on the Agni-V is over, according to DRDO officials, and an initial test could take place anytime before December 2010.

     
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    ?Astra? tests successful: Scientists

    BALASORE: Indian defence scientists have claimed that the recent tests of the country’s first beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAM) 'Astra' have been successful. The missile was test-launched from the integrated test range at Chandipur-on-sea, last week.

    This was a secret mission in which two rounds of the 'Astra' missiles were tested from a specially-made ground launcher within two days.{People are saying one round was using indigenous seeker}

    ‘‘The missile’s dual mode guidance has been fully proved when it was fired from the ground at an imaginary target.

    The propulsion system, navigation control and airframe were once again proved as they were validated in earlier trials,’’ a scientist said.

    After the post-mission analysis, a source said that the tactical missile had covered about 15 km and hit two simulated targets in a span of 40 seconds before dropping into the Bay of Bengal. In September last year, the pre-operational third phase test of 'Astra' was conducted from the same testing range.

    'Astra' is a futuristic missile and can intercept the target at super-sonic speeds of Mach 1.2 to 1.4. The anti-aircraft missile, capable of ducking radar eyes and attacking enemy targets up to 100 km, can carry a conventional warhead of 15 kg and is the smallest of the missiles developed by the DRDO.

    The 3.6-metre-long missile has a diameter of seven inches with an overall launch weight of 154 kg.


    The highly manoeuvrable, single-stage, smoke-less and solid propelled missile 'Astra' is better than similar class of missiles and can be launched from various altitudes.

    The scientist maintained that in terms of sheer technology, the 'Astra' missile is more complex than even the nuclear-capable 'Agni' series of strategic ballistic missiles.

    ‘‘Astra is proposed to be integrated with combat fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30, MiG-29 and the Light Combat Aircraft (Tejas), next year. However, some more trials might be conducted before the highly sophisticated missile system is made fully operational,’’ he added.

    The 'Astra' missile project is guided and led by Hyderabad-based Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) under the DRDO. Its prototype was first tested in May 2003 from the ITR.
     
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    http://www.expressbuzz.com/edition/story.aspx?Title=Agni-II test-launch postponed .

     
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    The Hindu : National : Army getting set to launch Agni-II

    CHENNAI: Preparations are under way for the launch of India’s ballistic missile, Agni-II, from the Wheeler Island, off Dhamra village on the Orissa coast, on May 19. The Army will conduct the launch with the missile technologists of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) present as “observers.

    This will be the fourth launch of Agni-II, which can carry nuclear warheads over a distance of 2,500 km. The Army has already deployed Agni-II in its arsenal.

    DRDO officials said this launch was to “prove the effectiveness of the system and the readiness of the user [Army]” in firing the missile. Since the Army had already inducted the missile into its arsenal, it would pick an Agni-II at random from a clutch of missiles and fire it to test its effectiveness. DRDO officials called it “a repeat launch” to provide training to the Army personnel. “It is entirely the Army’s show. We will only help them in case of any technical issue,” they said. The missile would lift off from a rail-mobile launcher.

    Agni-II is a two-stage surface-to-surface missile, powered by solid propellants. It weighs 17 tonnes and can carry a nuclear warhead weighing one tonne. The missile is 20 metres long. It has been designed and developed by the Advanced Systems Laboratory, a unit of the DRDO, in Hyderabad.
     
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    India tests nuclear-capable Agni II missile

    Bhubaneswar, May 19 (IANS) India Tuesday successfully tested the nuclear capable Agni-II missile from a defence base in Orissa, official sources said. The surface-to-surface missile with a range of over 2,000 km was test fired from the Wheeler’s Island near Dhamara in the district of Bhadrak, some 150 km from here at 10.06 a.m.

    “It was a user trial,” the sources said, adding that the aim of the test was to give the Army confidence to fire the missile on its own.

    The Agni II missile, which is a part of India’s Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme, is 20 metres long.

    Weighing 16 tonnes, the missile can carry a payload of around 1,000 kg and its range can also be increased to 3,000 km by reducing the pay load.

    “It can be fired from both rail and road mobile launchers. It takes only 15 minutes for the missile to be readied for firing,” the sources said, adding that the Agni II-version of the Agni series of missiles was first test fired in 1999 from the same location.
     
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    Agni I as 1500KM range?

    India test-fires N capable Agni-II missile

     
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    Thats a good news and a step closer to achieve our security objectives. kudos to the team behind it.
     
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    still meddling:

    Agni-II fired, jury still out on test's success - India - The Times of India

     
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    Is this news true:

    AGNI II fails to deliver desired results

     
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    Agni-II tested in ‘war-like scenario’

     
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    guys anything on Nirbhay so far?? anxiously waiting for it to be tested.
     
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    In short no news is good news :)
     
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