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- Feb 12, 2009
Dr. Prahlada, chief controller for Aeronautics & Services Interaction at the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), tells Aviation Week that the initial army order will be for two regiments — approximately 2,000 missiles. "The order also includes ground systems, radars and launchers," Prahlada says.
The Rs 14,000 crore ($3.1 billion) contract already has been signed by the army and BDL. The company is expected to make 500 missiles per year, and the first batch will roll out by September 2012. "All the missiles under this order will be of the same version," Prahlada says.
The Indian military's combined orders of AMS, including two radars, have a total worth of Rs 23,300 crore ($5.18 billion). The Akash missile systems consist of a launcher, a missile with a 25-30-km (16-19-mi.) range, control center, multifunction fire control radar and supporting ground equipment.
SourceTalking about the deployment of the DRDO-developed medium range, surface-to-air, Akash missile, air marshal Gogoi, two squadrons of these missiles were soon be deployed, of which one will be at Pune, which falls under SWAC's command. The other deployment would be at Gwalior.
"Besides this, six more squadrons will be deployed in the region to check any threat from China," he added.
they are not slow, BEL just doesn't has required production capability.....thats why they are going to construct a new plant somewhere in the south which will primary manufacture Aakash....Why the hell is IAF taking so long in inducting new batches when they know that it has been one of the best in its category? Not only is the MOD slow, IAF and our military is equally RedTaped.
Thanks for the answer man. But IAF has been exceptionally slow in inducting new stuff. That's evident in a lot of acquisitions.they are not slow, BEL just doesn't has required production capability.....thats why they are going to construct a new plant somewhere in the south which will primary manufacture Aakash....
Its funny to think abt cold war madness:there is nothing like a nuclear capable SAM.......SAM stands for surface to air missile....
The Akash is nuclear capable. Check your source.there is nothing like a nuclear capable SAM.......SAM stands for surface to air missile....
wat would u do with a nuclear capable SAM, nuke flying city???The Akash is nuclear capable. Check your source.
Here is the reference.
India and weapons of mass destruction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
IMO the nuke Akash wont be used.
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