is it me or akash ng looks a lot like qrsam , maybe slightly bigger in size.Delta-Canard configuration of the deck based fighter will undergo low-speed wind tunnel tests soon.
ADA received “informal requirements” for the TEDBF from the navy “very early in 2020”.
ADA worked out two configurations for the TEDBF programme — “Delta-Canard and Trapezoidal with Tail”.
Both configurations satisfy most of the requirements put forward by the Indian Navy.
Requirements that the navy has put in terms of carrier suitability and performance have been taken into consideration for this configuration.
The experience gained and technology developed by the ADA in the navalisation of the LCA will flow into the TEDBF programme.
TEDBF, will weigh around 23 tonnes, will be larger than the 13.5 tonne Tejas Mk-1 fighter and the 17.5 tonne Mk-2 version of the fighter. The fighter would be in the same class as the MiG-29Ks.
TEDBF would have the ability to carry a weapons payload of nine tonnes.
it will feature folding wings to save space.
TEDBF will be equipped with a large number of indigenous sensors and weapons.
TEDBF will have an improved version of the home-grown Uttam active electronically scanned array radar
Advanced version of India’s first air-to-air missile, Astra, will also be integrated on the TEDBF.
The TEDBF should be ready by 2026.
The Qualitative Requirements [QR] are being made.
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India successfully conducted the first test of ‘Akash-Next Generation’ (Akash-NG).
All the mission objectives had been met and the missile system had performed as expected.
The missile intercepted the electronic target as simulated.
Flying at a supersonic speed it is capable of killing both subsonic and supersonic targets.
The new Akash system can defend an area of at least 10 times better compared to any short-range SAM and is capable of engaging up to 10 targets near simultaneously.
Early version of Akash has a maximum range of 30 km and can travel up to an altitude of 20 km, the Akash-NG can strike targets up to 70 km away.
The two-stage new generation missile has a cylindrical body with four cropped delta fins at mid-body and four tail fins.
Akash NG has a new propulsion system.
It possesses indigenous active RF seeker, laser proximity fuse, electro-mechanical actuation and pre-fragmented warhead.
NG comes with an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) multi-function radar that features all three functions – search, track and fire control in one platform. The earlier version, which is in service, is guided by a phased array fire control radar.
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Rudra m3 air launched Hypersonic Ballistic Missile. in this pic 4 sets of control surfaces are visible , probably can do complex maneuvers including steep dive to target hiding behind mountains and may be for destroying Sea targets like Aircraft carriers . any way need to wait for the official confirmation