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It might not be a overstatement to say that the Chinese dual pulse rocket motor tech is behind US. PL12 was missile in the Chinese inventory before PL15 came into service. There were 4 iterations of PL12...The most advanced one was PL12D. It had a max range of 120 km. Also it increased the weight of the missile from 180 kg to 199 kg. Our Aastra at 154kg (lighter than AIM120 AMRAAMs) can reach 110 km. PL15 at max will have a range of 170+ km. What makes it extremely dangerous is it's burn control rod and AESA seeker (yes the chinese claims to have installed an AESA inside it), which can engage stealth targets and have more powerful ECCM characteristics.
 

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It might not be a overstatement to say that the Chinese dual pulse rocket motor tech is behind US. PL12 was missile in the Chinese inventory before PL15 came into service. There were 4 iterations of PL12...The most advanced one was PL12D. It had a max range of 120 km. Also it increased the weight of the missile from 180 kg to 199 kg. Our Aastra at 154kg (lighter than AIM120 AMRAAMs) can reach 110 km. PL15 at max will have a range of 170+ km. What makes it extremely dangerous is it's burn control rod and AESA seeker (yes the chinese claims to have installed an AESA inside it), which can engage stealth targets and have more powerful ECCM characteristics.
Can you explain what a "burn control rod" is? TIA.
 

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It might not be a overstatement to say that the Chinese dual pulse rocket motor tech is behind US. PL12 was missile in the Chinese inventory before PL15 came into service. There were 4 iterations of PL12...The most advanced one was PL12D. It had a max range of 120 km. Also it increased the weight of the missile from 180 kg to 199 kg. Our Aastra at 154kg (lighter than AIM120 AMRAAMs) can reach 110 km. PL15 at max will have a range of 170+ km. What makes it extremely dangerous is it's burn control rod and AESA seeker (yes the chinese claims to have installed an AESA inside it), which can engage stealth targets and have more powerful ECCM characteristics.
I hope once an Indian AESA seeker is ready we can make an Astra Mk1A by adding that seeker to the missile.
 

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Can you explain what a "burn control rod" is? TIA.
Your fuel burn rate will be controlled to change speed and duration ,at higher speed ,it will burn up faster but end up with much more resistance , so after the fixed range it will be controlled through control surfaces like fins etc .

If the burn rate is changed to be slower ,it will last longer and may have some fuel for end game ,but can't target high speed targets .

Different requirements fulfilled by different modes
 

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US AIM260 JATM is going to use multiple pulse rockets, with electronically controllable burn rod, that is going to be a game changer. While the concept of multiple pulse is not yet tested in india, but electronic burn control rods are under research.
You mean Electronic propellent that can be ignited using electricity and can be throttled by changing the amount of current. Main problem is we need to supply the current continuously and a Spring mechanism to push the propellent towards the igniter.
 

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I posted a paper in this thread earlier on that topic. That was written by people from Raytheon
You mean Electronic propellent that can be ignited using electricity and can be throttled by changing the amount of current. Main problem is we need to supply the current continuously and a Spring mechanism to push the propellent towards the igniter.
 

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