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People are saying it is RudraM-III

If one looks carefully

One will infer that the missile doesn't have a radome , the nose tip section is small and radomes are always a single piece ( there cannot be joints or rivetting ahead of the seeker ) , and given the size of the missile , the nose tip section is kind of small ( any seeker antenna there will be really tiny ).

So the said missile IMO is INS-GPS guided ( hit fixed targets )

And I cannot say if it RudraM-III. There are just too many control surfaces in the rear . Both RudraM-II / RudraM-III schematics showed 8 control surfaces each , now the yellow coloured missile has 16 rear control surfaces alone.

My suspicion is it is a variant of RudraM-II , the additional 2 sets of new fins are positioned alternatively ahead of the original 2 set of fins in RudraM-II.

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Also the Akash-NG launcher is kind of different . One aspect of it doesn't make sense unless it is just for the test fire.
Akash NG launcher

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Going by the features seen in the Akash NG launcher

Possibly it has

1. 3 radar panels
2. 3 IFF panels

And possibly

3. The launcher arm is not slewable in the azimuth plane ( maybe possible with the launcher arm in a highly elevated angle in order to have the necessary clearance from the sides ).
4. The launcher arm can move in the vertical plane , though firing will be within the limitations imposed by the forward portion of the vehicle.
 
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Akash NG launcher

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Going by the features seen in the Akash NG launcher

Possibly it has

1. 3 radar panels
2. 3 IFF panels

And possibly

3. The launcher arm is not slewable in the azimuth plane ( maybe possible with the launcher arm in a highly elevated angle in order to have the necessary clearance from the sides ).
4. The launcher arm can move in the vertical plane , though firing will be within the limitations imposed by the forward portion of the vehicle.
3. The launcher arm is not slewable in the azimuth plane ( maybe possible with the launcher arm in a highly elevated angle in order to have the necessary clearance from the sides and provided plume management is catered for at the enclosed sides , but I doubt that )
 

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Also the Akash-NG launcher is kind of different . One aspect of it doesn't make sense unless it is just for the test fire.
Probably it's a single vehicle system..for only test launch such a complex luncher design not feasible..
 

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what was the timeline for this project?
DAC approval has been given for 6 such ex Air India Airbus A319/A321 to be converted into Netra AEW&C for $1.4 billion.
CCS approval and official contract signing might be done by late 2021 or early 2022 after which these aircraft will go to France for the necessary modifications required for mounting of the radar and then to HAL for the actual modification.
Possibly you will see the first aircraft rolled out by 2024-25 if things go as per plan
 

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