@NeXoft007 do the mrsam and lrsam of India too have that bulky booster too or without that .MMP's 4km range only seems to be possible coz the missile's "brain" is transfered to MMP's CBU itself. Result? Weight loss being traded with increased range and better warhead.
well if this weights less than of Spike and Javelin then surly there's something wrong with it... can you Provide the comparisonbro compare it ( MMP ) with spike, mpatgm and other atgms, the weight and range improvements outclass other competitors. also the seeker imaging can be directly seen by the user, which i guess no their atgms have.
so its easily a gen/cycle ahead of all other competitors!
Stupid Babu's wasting Armed forces hard earn money. DRDO is testing missile without knowing requirment of Armed forces later armed forces will ask to change electronic actuator by hydraulics one and then we will witness never ending trials and emergency procurement simultaneously.DRDO successfully tests anti-tank and new surface-to-air missile systems
THE Defence Research and Development Organisation tested two missile systems Wednesday, which included a Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) for the Indian Army and a new variant of the Akash Surface-to-Air Missile — Akash-NG — for the Indian Air Force, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said. In both tests, the mission objectives were successfully met by the missile systems.
In the case of Akash-NG, the system was flight tested from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) off the coast of Odisha at 12:45 pm on Wednesday from a land-based platform. During the test, the weapon system elements such as Multifunction Radar, Command, Control and Communication System and launcher functioned in deployment configuration. DRDO scientists said the missile system has a range of close to 60 km and can travel 2.5 times the speed of sound (2.5 Mach).
The missile system has been developed by Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad in collaboration with several other DRDO laboratories. The launch was witnessed by representatives of the Indian Air Force. In order to capture flight data, ITR deployed a number of range stations like the electro-optical tracking system, radar and telemetry components. “The flawless performance of the entire weapon system has been confirmed by complete flight data captured by these systems. During the test, the missile demonstrated high manoeuvrability required for neutralising fast and agile aerial threats. Once deployed, the Akash-NG weapon system will prove to be a force multiplier for the air defence capability of the Indian Air Force,” a press statement from the MoD said.
Production agencies Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) also participated in the trial.
In the second weapon system trial on Wednesday, the DRDO flight-tested the indigenously developed low weight, ‘fire and forget’ type MPATGM. The missile was launched from a man portable launcher on a target that was mimicking a tank. The missile hit the target in direct attack mode and destroyed it with precision.
Most modern missiles can be fired in ‘top-attack’ and ‘direct attack’ modes. In the top attack mode, the missile is required to climb sharply after launch and travel at a certain altitude then plunge on top of the target. In the direct attack mode, the missile travels at a lower altitude directly striking the target.
In the MPATGM test, the system has been tested for its minimum range successfully. All the mission objectives were met and the missile has already been successfully flight tested for the maximum range of the system, the MoD said.
In a major boost towards 'Aatmamirbhar Bharat' and strengthening of Indian Army, the DRDO successfully flight-tested indigenously developed low weight, fire and forget Man-Portable Antitank Guided Missile (MPATGM)," the defence ministry said.indianexpress.com
Realistically they can buy two of Air India’s 747-400s which are in flying condition for this purpose. They can get it for really cheap too as demand for second hand quad jets is less and it’s already 25 years old and has enough years left as a test platform as the number of flying hours in this role is less compared to passenger or freighter use
This is A-319, not A-321.This is an Airbus A-321 (2nd hand from air India... approx 10 yrs old)... being customised for NETRA program.
Radar will be 20-25% larger... & additional scan antennas on front (maybe rear as well) to increase coverage from 240 degree to 300+ degrees
This is a good decision as Air India directly owns most of their older a320 family aircraft are not in great demand for resale as there is a big supply of second hand aircraft of this type in the market, so instead they can liquidate these by selling or passing them on to DRDO and other agencies.This is A-319, not A-321.
This was proposed back in 2013 by DRDO. It is for testing RADAR and on board sensors. The A-320/321 deal is for AWACS.
Point is, people here think that if something is developed inhouse, just induct it. No matter what.If that is the SOP recruit more porters.
And if it isn't a regular affair, like road (of adequate class) giving away under permissible weight, what is the point discussing here?
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