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Entirely separate efforts that many are conflating but I can understand why given clearance for NETRA MK.2 is still fresh in the minds and the demand for a FTB from DRDO was long since forgotten.

there will of course be a lot of benefits for NETRA MK.2 that come from having this test bed though.

let’s hope they get those 320/321from air India ASAP for the NETRA role.
I’m just happy some sense has prevailed as they have used an older Air India airframe for this purpose , instead of importing a new one and modifying or importing an old one and modifying
 

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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.
What radar will be tested on this A-319 ?
Also, can anyone make out any structural modifications yet to the aircraft..?
 

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1.8 m C Band TTC Antenna System .jpg


configuration of 1.8 m c band telemetry and tracking antenna

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DRDO C-Band QTRM

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X-BAND QTRM

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Kaveri engine Afterburner Section

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Computer generated model of Kaveri Afterburner

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CFD Analysis of Kaveri Combustor

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Computer generated annular combustor model
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Combustor cut away model

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Testing of annular combustor

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GTRE Combustor test facility .

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Integration of AAAU on test bed will start soon , not sure about which one , i think UTTAM.
 

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I am more interested in mpdms testing
Astra mk1 UT and astra mk2 will be tested
In a same time frame

I have a strong feelings that sfdr will be tested first then astra mk2
Astra mk2 is not tested from ground yet
Sfdr tests are scheduled from su30 in last quarter of this year let's see

Bdw sfdr is a longer and bigger missile , can be carried in limited number s only...like meteor
 

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I am more interested in mpdms testing
Astra mk1 UT and astra mk2 will be tested
In a same time frame

I have a strong feelings that sfdr will be tested first then astra mk2
Astra mk2 is not tested from ground yet
Sfdr tests are scheduled from su30 in last quarter of this year let's see

Bdw sfdr is a longer and bigger missile , can be carried in limited number s only...like meteor
Mwteor is basically smaller than aim 120 d and astra , so basically it is shorter missile .
 

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DRDO conducts successful flight test of Akash-NG


Second successful flight test in three days
Capable of intercepting high speed & agile aerial threats
Force multiplier to defence capabilities of Indian Air Force
Raksha Mantri congratulates DRDO
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted a successful flight-test of New Generation Akash (Akash-NG) missile from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha at 1145 hrs on July 23, 2021. The test was carried out against a high-speed unmanned aerial target which was successfully intercepted by the missile. The flight test has validated the functioning of complete weapon system consisting of the missile with indigenously developed RF Seeker, Launcher, Multi-Function Radar and Command, Control & Communication system. The test was carried out amidst inclement weather conditions proving the all-weather capability of the weapon system.

The system performance was validated through the data captured by a number of Radar, Telemetry and Electro Optical Tracking systems deployed by ITR, Chandipur. A team of Indian Air Force Officers witnessed the test.


On July 21, 2021, the missile was successfully flight-tested without seeker meeting all the mission requirements.

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has congratulated DRDO, Indian Air Force and the Industry on the second successful flight test of Akash-NG in a span of three days. He said the development of this state-of-the-art missile system will prove to be a force multiplier for air defence capabilities of Indian Air Force.

Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy congratulated the teams for successful trial of Akash NG which is capable of intercepting high speed and agile aerial threats.

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DRDO conducts successful flight test of Akash-NG


Second successful flight test in three days
Capable of intercepting high speed & agile aerial threats
Force multiplier to defence capabilities of Indian Air Force
Raksha Mantri congratulates DRDO
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted a successful flight-test of New Generation Akash (Akash-NG) missile from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha at 1145 hrs on July 23, 2021. The test was carried out against a high-speed unmanned aerial target which was successfully intercepted by the missile. The flight test has validated the functioning of complete weapon system consisting of the missile with indigenously developed RF Seeker, Launcher, Multi-Function Radar and Command, Control & Communication system. The test was carried out amidst inclement weather conditions proving the all-weather capability of the weapon system.

The system performance was validated through the data captured by a number of Radar, Telemetry and Electro Optical Tracking systems deployed by ITR, Chandipur. A team of Indian Air Force Officers witnessed the test.


On July 21, 2021, the missile was successfully flight-tested without seeker meeting all the mission requirements.

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has congratulated DRDO, Indian Air Force and the Industry on the second successful flight test of Akash-NG in a span of three days. He said the development of this state-of-the-art missile system will prove to be a force multiplier for air defence capabilities of Indian Air Force.

Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy congratulated the teams for successful trial of Akash NG which is capable of intercepting high speed and agile aerial threats.

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in the bottom most pic, right next to the front tyre there are something that look like BFSR on a tripod. any thoughts on what are those?
 

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For all those who were believing in that South Korea military fanpage claiming the plant has been shifted to South Korea because Indian made fuselage were low quality, lol.

we export Apache fuselage and have manufactured the hundredth airframe as well.
 

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