AKASH-NG ( next generation )

IndianHawk

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AFAIK

Astra mk2 is dual pulse motor based BVRAAM. It will be a enhanced Astra mk1 in all operational parameters

SFDR based BVRAAM is a totally different BVRAAM and will come after Astra mk2.

But let's wait and see
This is more likely. Dual pulse motor is already ready with NGARM . Indegenios seeker is ready.

It can come very fast as it needs minimal changes. Just like Israel went from basic derby to derby ER . 50 km range derby became 100km + derby ER with additional motor.

Astra mk1 is already at 80-110 km. So mk2 with additional propulsion can go upto 150-160 km.

Israel claims derby ER gives 80% of meteor performance for third of cost .
Astra mk2 will give 85-90% of meteor performance at similar or lower cost than derby ER.

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A mega-deal for the purchase of Akash surface to air missiles and 83 light combat aircraft has been cleared by the Union Cabinet.


New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has cleared a mega Rs 5500 crore deal for Akash Surface to Air Missile and 83 light combat aircraft. According to sources,contract for 15 light combat helicopters is also likely to be signed this year. Moreover, in what is likely to simplify the procurement of weapons, the Centre is expected to roll out a new defence procurement policy by March 2020.

https://www.timesnownews.com/india/...-akash-missile-system-at-rs-5500-crore/482896
 

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Indian Army to buy 2000 Akash 1S Surface to Air Missiles Soon

According to Defence analysts, Saurav Jha. Indian Army has plans to soon place orders for 2 Akash 1S regiments – approximately 2,000 missiles – worth over ?14,000 crores ($3.1 billion). Akash-1S is a medium-range Surface to Air Missile with multitarget engagement capability and comes with an indigenously developed seeker for much more effective Target engagement in Kill Zone. Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) which is the Production house for manufacturing Akash surface-to-air missile system for Indian Army and Indian Air Force already has secured license & tech transfer agreements for the indigenous seeker from DRDO and the missile system already has completed its developmental trials where it has demonstrated its capabilities by successfully engaging various targets. BDL has production capabilities of 100 Akash Missiles per month and Akash 1S with Seeker has seen particular interests from Vietnam which is in talks with India for its export and local manufacturing in the country. The Akash-1S is capable of striking down enemy fighter jets and drones very effectively and accurately. The Akash surface-to-air missile was designed to intercept enemy aircraft and missiles from a distance of 18 to 30 km. Akash-1S system has been designed and developed for the Indian Army based on their requirements and will replace the Vintage Soviet Era SA-6 surface-to-air missile system. Indian Army already operates 2 Akash Mk1 regiments which were recently in the news when the Indian Army moved in a few Akash Mk1 surface-to-air missile systems close to Galwan Valley due to recent LAC standoff with PLA Troops in the area.
 

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