DRDO begins work on indigenous MANPADS - MPDMS (Man-Portable Defensive Missile System)

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The DRDO has started the work on the first swadeshi MANPAD goes by the name of MPDMS (Man-Portable Defensive Missile System) The MPDMS will have a Dual-band infrared homing seeker, with fire and forget capability

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Tender released 23rd Jul 2020.
 
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The DRDO has started fabrication work on the Prototype of the first indigenous MANPADS as per tender documents available publicly. Indian Army’s $1.5 billion VSHORAD program has been in shambles due to delays over complaints made by other competitors in d competition. New MANPADS


will have a Dual-band infrared homing seeker or multi-spectral optical seeker weighing less than 25 kgs, with fire and forget capability. MANPADS will have the capability to engage aerial targets by day and night with an effective range of 6kms, and height of engagement of more


than 3kms. MANPADS will be employed in varied terrains including high altitude areas, plains, desert areas, coastal areas, and maritime and in future a sea-based and ground-based SRADS to be mounted on various platforms as MBTs and Warships will also be designed.
 

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The DRDO has started the work on the first swadeshi MANPAD goes by the name of MPDMS (Man-Portable Defensive Missile System) The MPDMS will have a Dual-band infrared homing seeker, with fire and forget capability

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Tender released 23rd Jul 2020.
If MPDMS is the first swadeshi .. then what was MPATGM.. Videshi ?
 

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How can it be like this.vl astra 150-200 kg.on the other hand mpads will be like 20 kg..it will be totaly brand new design..
I said " Suspecting " for a reason . I could be wrong too and you could be right too

Anyways DRDO has a habit of recycling designs , so they could base it on an old design and miniaturize it .

And again this is a personal opinion only
 

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If MPDMS is the first swadeshi .. then what was MPATGM.. Videshi ?
Soon you come to know. Whenever DRDO start building a weapon then Armed forces urgently give requirements to import it and show how indigenous product is inferior than foreign shinny weapons. Wait and watch, soon you will see a RFI
 

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Soon you come to know. Whenever DRDO start building a weapon then Armed forces urgently give requirements to import it and show how indigenous product is inferior than foreign shinny weapons. Wait and watch, soon you will see a RFI
VSHORAD RFI already exists, Igla-S seems to have won it.
But these days, when ever there is a RFI, a domestic product development is also being funded in parallel.
 

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Copy paste from drdo thread

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This could be the seeker for MPDMS , not guaranteed though

It's diameter is 120 , in tender of MPDMS the ZnS dome diameter is 100 . 10 mm on either side could be the thickness of the frame body on which the dome fits in.
 

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I hope they go for dual band IR seeker for the MANPAD. It can be further used for 4-5th Gen ATGM in future.
 

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We just can't move beyond the "aag lagi toh kooan khodo" ("dig for a well when there's a fire") mentality.
:yawn:
Our jawans literally had to be martyred and a nuclear power had to threaten us before we did something about our defence situation.

First the light tank and now MANPADs...
 

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