Indian Missile Development

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  1. SATISH

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    Nag may join Army soon: Saraswat

    The Hindu : National : Nag may join Army soon: Saraswat

    Y. Mallikarjun







    HYDERABAD: With the third generation anti-tank Nag missile proving its lethality in the final user trials being conducted in the deserts of Rajasthan, a top missile scientist of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) expressed optimism about its induction into the Army soon.

    The Army, which conducted winter trials of the missile’s land version in December, began the summer trials earlier this week. While four flight tests were completed by Thursday, three more were slated for Friday night.

    Talking to The Hindu here on Friday, V. K. Saraswat, Chief Controller, R&D (missiles and strategic systems), DRDO, described the Nag as a modern and “very potent weapon system with high reliability in performance and damage.”

    With the all-weather system proving its capability in the latest round of trials, he hoped its production and induction would begin by the year-end.

    Successful trials


    The hit-to-kill missile, designed to take a unique trajectory resembling that of a moving cobra , smashed stationary targets (derelict tanks) in the four trials.

    While two targets were of medium range, one each was of shorter and longer range (four km).

    Using an Imaging Infra-red (IIR) seeker, the missile, with fire-and-forget capability, acquired the targets and caused extensive damage to them.
     
  2. sayareakd

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    Nag is as deadly as its name suggest.......... I would love to see more of test on moving targets after its induction into IA..........

    I would also love to see manportable Nag missile, but it is very strange their is no GSQR for manportable nag.
     
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    Doe anyone have any news about the MMW seeker developed for the Nag?
     
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    So what is the alternative......?

    1.Trishul Is a failed project.

    2.SpyDer Is the only alternative & thats a good news for Israel....
     
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    can anyone tell me about surya icbm?
     
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    Agni-V design completed, to be test-fired in 2010

    HYDERABAD: When India test-fires the 5,000-km range Agni-V in 2010, it will be one of the most sophisticated, smart and intelligent missiles of its class, featuring a host of new technologies, including measures to counter a ballistic missile threat.

    This surface-to-surface missile, which will have the longest rangeof all Indian missiles, will form a crucial element of the country’s nuclear deterrence programme. With scientists at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) deciding to make it a canister-launch weapon system, Agni-V is expected to provide a major tactical advantage as it can be launched from anywhere in the country.

    Talking to The Hindu here, Avinash Chander, director of the Agni programme and of the Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL) Avinash Chander, who is also the director of the Agni programme, said the design was completed and the first development flight test will be conducted in 2010. Two of the three stages of the solid-propellant missile will be made of composites, making it lighter. ASL designs Agni missiles and builds their propellants.

    While 60 per cent of the sub-systems will be similar to those of the 3,500-km-range Agni-III, the rest will comprise new and advanced technologies like the ring laser gyroscope and accelerometer, which provide navigation and guidance. The gyroscope was developed by Research Centre Imarat (RCI), sister laboratory of ASL, and is part of DRDO’s missile complex here. It helps in increasing the reliability, accuracy and effectiveness of the payload.

    Referring to ring laser gyroscope, G. Satish Reddy, director, navigation, observed “this technology is developed by very few countries and we are on a par with them now.”

    Mr. Chander said, “With all the advanced technologies, it will be a state-of-the-art system.” Underlining the importance of canister-launch, he said all future Agni missions will have canister launch. Canister had nothing to do with silo or non-silo. It will basically provide mobility for launching the missile from anywhere. The missiles can be launched from a silo or through a road mobile vehicle. It was the mobility which counted for all systems. V.G. Sekaran, associate director (programmes), ASL, said the Agni-V programme was on schedule. “We are in the development mode and the qualification trials come next.” All the sub-systems will be ground-tested till 2010 before the developmental flight test.

    The Hindu : Andhra Pradesh / Hyderabad News : Agni-V design completed, to be test-fired in 2010
     
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    It's non existing the longest range missile will be Agni V
     
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    What is the status of Surya ICBM?
     
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    our ballistic missile programs are not even close to pakistanis as we have only brahmos wich is advanced in cruise missiles

    MOD EDIT: Use the proper language please
     
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    great news:

    Hardest nano-plastic is also lightest

     
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    'Defect in sea-eagle detected, only a teething problem'


    24 hrs after TIMES NOW'S exclusive expose on Indian forces being riddled with expensive 'dud weapons', the Navy Chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta has played down the report.

    The Navy chief speaking specifically in context of the defective Sea Eagle, a subsonic anti-ship missile which cost close to a 120 crores to the Defence Coffers, brushed aside the expose saying that the problems identified were teething issues and could be managed.

    Speaking to TIMES NOW , the navy chief said that it was not a difficult problem and the defects were to do more with organisational failures.

    "Unlike in many other countries where one can go directly to the weapon manufacturer, here we have to go through an in-between agency. That agency may not give the job to the best suited yard or the manufacturer. But we have lived with it for many years. The ships are doing quite well and we are managing them," he added.


    On Wednesday, TIMES NOW had exposed a number of 'dud-weapons' lying in the Indian Air Force.

    TIMES NOW's Senior Editor Srinjoy Chowdhury, who has exclusive access to the 'Dud report' says, "The Indian Air Force's armory is full of duds with missiles that don't work and bombs that don't explore."

    Following are a number of missiles in the Indian Air Force that are faulty as per the report accessed by TIMES NOW .

    The Popeye II missile that costs Rs 350 crores, which is an air to surface missile, that never even passed the initial tests since the wings were faulty.

    The Sea Eagle -- a subsonic anti-ship missile which cost close to a Rs 120 crores is no longer usable as the components are not available.

    Sitaphal -- the cluster bomb, is not in use since key components have become unavailable and finally the 450 kg high speed low drag bomb too had not been put to use due to the mismatch in components.
     
  16. John

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    Well officially it doesn't exist but i think otherwise. Apparently Surya will be the largest and longest range ICBM ever built. now whether it does exist or not you can understand why DRDO would deny building such a thing. Surya-3 will supposedly have a range of 20000km. But big questions. so sad to see the Harpy, Sea Eagle, Kh-31a/p, Popeye-2, r-77 not working properly. Either we suck or our choices suck. This is a major push, you'll now see IAF going for a lot of US weapons.
     
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    we are developing enough solid propellant missiles.

    So called advantage or being far ahead will be removed. Our current missiles, some of which run on kerosene can do the job.It takes an hour to prepare/fuel Prithvi missile. In a war scenario we will have enough inputs/intelligence to keep them ready for launch.

    I don't see an tactical advantage at this point of time with the Pakistanis.
     
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    Anti-tank Nag missile test fired by army

    Y. Mallikarjun

    HYDERABAD: The hit-to-kill capability of the third generation anti-tank Nag missile was proved once again with the Army, successfully completing the second phase of final user trials in Rajasthan and paving the way for early induction of the system. While extensive transportation trials were carried out on July 31 and August 1, three missiles were fired on August 2 against fixed and moving targets by the Army team. Based on the feedback provided by the Army following previous user trials, the system was made more rugged to suit its requirements.

    Defence Research and Development Organisation officials said here on Tuesday that the missile “conclusively established” its K-Kill efficacy (capability to kill) as a stationary derelict tank was heavily damaged in each of the two trials carried out against fixed targets. Potent tandem warheads pierced through the armoury of the tanks and proved their lethality. The third trial was conducted against a moving rail-based target which was developed by the Army. All the trials were of shorter range, varying from 800 metres to 1400 metres, as desired by the user. The production of the all-weather system with fire-and-forget capability was expected to begin soon by Bharat Dynamics Limited.

    The Hindu : National : Anti-tank Nag missile test fired by army
     
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    Agni-III's Final Development Test This October

    The Indian Agni-III intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) is scheduled to undergo its fourth and final development-phase test-firing in October this year. The last test of the missile was over a year ago on May 7 last year (see photo). Scientists at the Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL). Significantly, according to sources, this will be the final trial of the Agni-III's development phase. Next year, the ASL and Integrated Test Range (ITR) will make a full effort to conduct two sets of user trials. Godspeed to ASL Director Avinash Chander and his team.
     

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