Missile Test Notification

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  1. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Kunal, I think something was up with the test. I mean it was not a routine test of prithvi which india can probably conduct successfully even in sleep. There was something that was tried which probably tried and failed. One thing could be a canister launched prithvi.
     
  2. plugwater

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    ^^^ This test was conducted by SFC. SFC is a user so this missile must be from their inventory. We must accept that we failed yesterday and move on, liquid propellant missiles are very complicated lot of things can go wrong i trust solid propellant agni series more than this liquid propellant prithvi now.
     
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    sir it is not a experimental model. the missile which failed yesterday was in the inventory of indian air force . and it was tested by SFC for user trail
     
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    Prithvi-II fails to take off during user trial


    NEW DELHI: India's missile programme took a slight hit on Friday when the test-firing of the nuclear-capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile flopped at the integrated test range at Chandipur off the Orissa coast.

    The missile, which has a strike range of 350km, could not even take off due to a major technical problem during its trial by the (tri-service) Strategic Forces Command (SFC), which was created in January 2003 to manage the country's nuclear arsenal.

    "It's too early to conclusively say whether the launcher failed or the missile itself had a technical glitch. But the missile is a proven one. The last four user trials of Prithvi-II, which can carry 500-kg warheads, by SFC were successful," said an official.

    Prithvi was initially supposed to be a 150-km "tactical" battlefield missile with conventional warheads but later its role was expanded to include the "strategic" one as well with nuclear payloads.

    With the 700-km Agni-I and 2,000-km-plus Agni-II ballistic missiles still to be inducted into the forces in adequate numbers, the advanced version of Prithvi is currently the mainstay of SFC. The Army had earlier ordered 75 Prithvi-I and 62 Prithvi-II missiles worth around Rs 1,500 crore.

    Prithvi-II fails to take off during user trial - The Times of India
     
  5. Yusuf

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    manc yes they say is a user trial, but its possible its just a smoke screen. India has conducted tests in the past saying its routing prithvi but testing something else.
    Either it was a canister launch or may be a solid fueled prithvi or something new altogether.
     
  6. sesha_maruthi27

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    Ya me too. Earlier I too had a doubt that when a missle which was already tested several times successfully ,failed when it was tested after a period of time. I had a doubt ,whether they were testing the same missle or testing a varriant or entirely new type of missle.:happy_8:
     
  7. EagleOne

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    problem might be due to liquid propellant or snag in command or manufacturing defects in the first stage....as we have seen in agni trail
     
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    Its clearly mentioned that this missile was manufactured in Jan 2003 and the failed launch was conducted by SFC. The secret new tech testing had happened in previous tests but i highly doubt that is the case here.
     
  9. Pintu

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    Agni-II Plus to be tested in 2 months - The Times of India

    Agni-II Plus to be tested in 2 months
    TNN, Oct 9, 2010, 02.14am IST

    PUNE: Scientists at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) are working on an upgraded version of the Agni-II missile which, they say, will be more accurate and powerful than its predecessor.

    The first tests for the Agni-II Plus will be carried out in two months, said V K Saraswat, scientific advisor to the defence minister and secretary defence R&D of the defence ministry. Saraswat was interacting with the media on the sidelines of a function at the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), Khadakwasla.

    "The new missile will be better than the Agni-II. It will perform better at various levels," Saraswat said. According to him, the newer version will be better in terms of accuracy, strength and distance covered.

    Asked whether the Agni-II would be decommissioned after the introduction of the Agni-II Plus, Saraswat stated that both versions would be used. "We require missiles of various ranges. The older version will not be removed from the services," he said.

    Highlighting other key initiatives of the DRDO, Saraswat said that work on an aircraft version of the Bramhos missile is currently underway and trials are being conducted on it.
     
  10. EagleOne

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    Agni-II Plus to be launched in 2011: DRDO :thinking: :angry6:

    Director-General of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) V.K. Saraswat said on Friday that Agni-II Plus, a modified version of the Agni-II strategic missile, would be launched next year.
    Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the valedictory function of the Post Induction Training School (POINTS) at the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) here, Dr. Saraswat said it would have a higher range, higher performance, with respect to the thrust and weight ratio than Agni-II, which has a range of 2,000 km.
    He said that BrahMos Aerospace Ltd, a joint venture between India and Russia, would be launching the aircraft version of the super-sonic missile. “It is being developed and it will be integrated with Sukhoi. Within a year, the first development trial will be conducted. Right now, scientists are in the process of checking if it is in need of any modification.”
    Dr. Saraswat said the DRDO was developing ballistic missiles with both short and long-range radars which were highly manoeuvrable.
    On the indigenous light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas, negotiations were going on to acquire the GE4141 engines and this would be completed within a month.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/other-states/article822125.ece
     
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    SATISH DFI Technocrat Stars and Ambassadors

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    There are a few flaws in the article....

    K-15 is a different programme and Shaurya is another
    The K-4 is the Agni SLBM and still has to get the MIRV
     
  13. sayareakd

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    any one can tell me what tests were done in Jan 2010.
     
  14. Parthy

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    DRDO plans a slew of high-profile launches by December

    Two months after its embarrassing failure in the test firing of nuclear-weapons capable, surface-to-surface Prithvi-II ballistic missile from Chandipur in Orissa, the Defence Research Development Organisation officials are planning a slew of high-profile missile launches before the year ends.

    On September 24, the Prithvi-II missile with a maximum range of 350 km dropped off a few seconds after it was fired from a mobile launcher from Integrated Test Range in Chandipur-on-sea of Orissa. DRDO so far has been silent on the failure on the missile which has been inducted into the Army.

    DRDO sources said that on November 25, the nuclear-capable and surface-to-surface single stage Agni-I missile would be test-fired by personnel of the Strategic Forces Command as part of Indian Army's user-training exercise from Wheeler Island on Bay of Bengal. The missile was last successfully test-fired on March 28. Like Prithvi-II, Agni-I has also been inducted into the Army. The missile which has a range of 700 km, can carry payloads weighing up to 1000 kg. Agni-1, with its rail and road mobility can target most cities in Pakistan without having to be launched from the border. Agni-I is designed to bridge the gap between indigenously built short-range Prithvi, already deployed in the Army, and medium range Agni-II, that has a range of more than 2,000 km.

    On December 2, DRDO would test-fire supersonic cruise missile Brahmos that has a range of 290 kms. It was last tested successfully on September 5.

    Similarly, the 2,000 km plus range surface-to-surface nuclear-capable missile Agni-II would be test-fired from Wheeler Island between December 8 and 12. The missile was last tested successfully on May 17 this year after two successive failures last year. The 20-metre long Agni-II is a two stage, solid-propelled ballistic missile. It has a launch weight of 17 tonnes and can carry a payload of 1000 kg over a distance of 2000 km. In February this year, the 3,500-km plus range Agni-III was also successfully test-fired.

    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/drdo-plans-a-slew-of-highprofile-launches-by-december/715330/
     
  15. Rahul Singh

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    ATGMs: DPSU unions deciding defence purchases?

    11 Aug 2010 8ak:

    Great article from Rahul Singh in HT covering a CAG report that public sector Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL ) and its unions coerced the Ministry of Defence to buy sub-standard Milan Anti-tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs). This seriously compromises India's security needs and endangers the lives of the soldiers and another case of the MoD putting the interests of the public sector units ahead of the nation. Industry sources say that a major reason for this is that the MoD's Joint Secretaries also sit on the board of the DPSUs who will go out of their way to shower favours on the JS's who then ensure the DPSUs get the most lucrative contracts.

    A Bharat Dynamics representative at a recent conference confirmed that India is actively working on its own man-portable version of the NAG ATGM. While there is some information on the NAMICA bourne and Helina, the helicopter version development there is little information on the man-portable version. Other DRDO and BDL sources also confirmed the foreign participation French/Israeli (possibly Rafael/Thales) in provision on the seeker technology for the missiles and that the integration of a millimetric wave (mmW) seeker is proving to be very tough not only for India but its global vendors as well. However a DRDO representative admitted that they had only recently started a serious development effort. He then went on to offend various foreign vendors by claiming that the Indian ATGM was the best in the world. A foreign vendor complained that "The Indian effort is commendable but putting down our products with unsubstantiated claims shows poorly on DRDO".

    The desirability of indigenous development has so far thwarted a serious foreign purchase but the army and MoD have in late July decided to go ahead with a Javelin purchase that the Americans had demonstrated at their joint exercise Yudh Abhyas 2009. Competing for this was the Israeli Rafael's Spike missile which some people believe is even more advanced. However, an earlier 8ak article had pointed out that at a recent Spike demonstration in Peru, the missile had misfired and could have killed the senior defence administration of the South American nation. The DefenseNews article above states that the Javelin was chosen over the Spike since the Pakistanis had it on their wishlist as well.
     
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  16. Parthy

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    DRDO plans five missile tests

    In a step forward to attain the minimum credible nuclear deterrence, India's defence scientists are going to show more fire power at the country's best test facilities at Chandipur and Wheelers Island off the Odisha coast in the coming days.

    According to the sources at the integrated test range (ITR), the DRDO has planned to test fire at least five sophisticated long range missiles within next two months. The launching complexes at both the places have been readied for the first ever synchronized test in the recent times.

    While on Thursday, an advanced version of Agni-I missile has reportedly been scheduled to be fired, in December two missiles – BrahMos and Agni-II will fly in the sky. In January scientists will fire the newly developed Agni-II + missile and an interceptor missile which last time didn't take off due to a technical snag in the target missile.

    "This is for the first time that altogether five missiles have been lined up to be test fired within next two months. The lab authorization committee of the ministry of defence (MoD) has given necessary green signal for the proposed test firings. Range integration has been completed. We all are hopeful of test launching the missiles successfully," said a defence scientist.

    Originally designed to strike the target at a distance of 700 km the Agni-I missile this time will be tested by the armed forces with better re-entry technology and an extended range. Compared it its longer-range cousins, its height is just 15 metres and it is powered both solid and liquid propellants, which imparts it a speed of 2.5 km per second. It can blast off from both road and rail mobile launchers.

    Next month there will be tests of BrahMos and Agni-II. On September 5 last India created history by flight testing Brahmos cruise missile, for the first time in the world, at a supersonic speed in a steep-dive mode. The 8.4 meter long missile can hit a target at a distance up to 290 km. The missile can travel at thrice the speed of sound and carry a conventional warhead weighing 200 kg to 300 kg.

    "BrahMos has become the only supersonic cruise missile possessing this advanced capability in the world. After the scheduled test this version will be ready for induction," said the scientist.

    Similarly, the two-stage solid-propelled Agni-II is one of the key weapon systems of the country's nuclear deterrence doctrine and had been inducted into the armed forces. Having about 1.3 meter diameter it is 21 metres tall and capable of carrying a payload of one tonne. It has strike range of nearly 2000 km. The missile which had failed to deliver desired results consecutively twice last year was successfully tested in May this year.

    "Meanwhile we have developed Agni-II+ missile which is completely a new missile having a strike range between 2750 km and 3000 km. It has several advanced technologies in comparison to its previous missile. This missile, a part of the Agni series will bridge the gap between its long range missiles Agni-II (2000 km) and Agni-III (3500 km)," informed the scientist.

    In the final step, the DRDO will test the Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile to shoot down an incoming "enemy missile" as part of its efforts to build a credible ballistic missile defence shield. Of the four interceptor missile tests so far, the first three were successful. The last one in March this year was a failure.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...e-tests/articleshow/6986585.cms#ixzz16GrgFvJt
     
  17. Parthy

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    India test-fires nuke capable Agni-I missile

    India on Thursday test-fired an upgraded version of the nuclear capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-I from a defence base off the east coast.

    The missile with better re-entry technology and manoeuvrability was fired by the armed forces from a mobile launcher at the launching complex – IV of the Integrated Test Range in Wheeler's Island at about 10.10am.

    "The result of the test firing was not immediately known. However the flight was made for user's trail and it has met all the mission objectives. The test was to reconfirm the technical parameters set for the user associated launch," told a defence official.

    After a vertical lift-off from launch pad at the ITR, the missile rose into the sky leaving behind a ribbon of smokes. Ground radars, telemetry stations and naval ships positioned close to the intended impact point monitored the course of the missile.

    Agni-I has a strike range of 700-900 km. Compared to its longer-range cousins, its height is just 15 metres and diameter is one meter. It is powered by both solid and liquid propellants, which imparts it a speed of 2.5 km per second.

    According defence sources, it can blast off from both road and rail mobile launchers. Weighing less but having the same thrust, the missile has added acceleration.

    Agni-1 was first test-fired on January 25, 2002. Its second and third tests were conducted on January 9, 2003 and July 4, 2004 respectively from the same launching site. Thursday's test was its eighth test.

    Prior to the test, eight boats were engaged to patrol around the Wheeler Island and fishermen were warned not to venture into the sea. Heavy security arrangements also were made along the sea coast.

    Director of Advanced System Laboratory (ASL) and project director of Agni missiles Avinash Chander and ITR director SP Dash were present along with the officials of Indian army and other defence scientists, during the test.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...missile/articleshow/6986753.cms#ixzz16GxWMG00
     
  18. Rahul Singh

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    Nuclear-capable Agni I missile test-fired

     
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    Its a user trial test to know missile working properly.
     
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    India's medium range missile AGNI-1(A1) was successfully launched from Launch Complex – IV (LC-IV), Wheelers Island off the coast of Bay of Bengal today. The launch took place at 10:20 this morning. According to DRDO, the missile followed the trajectory perfectly and hit its designated target in the Bay of Bengal. Ships located near the target area witnessed the terminal event and recorded it successfully. Today's launch of the A1 missile was carried out by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) as part of ongoing user exercises.

    - Livefist
     

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