India's Air Defense System and its Capabilities

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They are last stage of defence....India's first second stage of defence are very capable and strong systems....like mrsam...akash ..qrsam ...spyder ...s400
And their upgradation cost is low
But they were to be replaced by akash...still why they are keeping those systems......a question for me. Too........
Bro variety is weapon in itself. If you have 1 type of air defense system enemy need to counter this 1 only but if you have 10 types of air defense system enemy needs to tackle bewildering array of air defense system and enemy might get confused but this also decrease synergy in our weaponry. We require more coordination for different weapons.
 

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I did some basic googling, a lot of the systems (Akash, QRSAM, MRSAM, SPYDER) seem to have similar/overlapping ranges.

Is the goal to basically have S400 as longest range, Pechora/Tunguska/AA guns as shortest range, and all the other systems in between the two?
Not really. If you would look closely on these systems, they are different from one another on specs.

Akash is a point defence system.
MRSAM is an area defence system
QRSAM is basically replacement of SPYDER.
Pechora would eventually be replaced by Akash-NG and SRSAM.
 

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Not really. If you would look closely on these systems, they are different from one another on specs.

Akash is a point defence system.
MRSAM is an area defence system
QRSAM is basically replacement of SPYDER.
Pechora would eventually be replaced by Akash-NG and SRSAM.
Akash is never a point defense. Point defenses are mostly CIWS or Iron Dome
 

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Akash is never a point defense. Point defenses are mostly CIWS or Iron Dome
:facepalm:

Point-defence (or point-defense; see spelling differences) is the defence of a single object or a limited area, e.g. a ship, building or an airfield, now usually against air attacks and guided missiles.[1] Point-defence weapons have a smaller range in contrast to area-defence systems and are placed near or on the object to be protected.
Point-defence may include:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point-defence

Since this is what Wiki says, let's look at what some other source says.

Ground-based defenses – surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) and antiaircraft guns – belong to the Army, which is also responsible for point defense of air bases. Air-to-air defense is an Air Force mission.
https://www.airforcemag.com/article/0783air/
 

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The Indian Akash air defence missile system has been formally cleared for export by the Indian government. Intended recipients (for years) include Vietnam & Philippines
 

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it shows importance of replacing these soviet relics to newer qrsam, the first fired missile nose dive to sea after few hundred meters ,
Actually 3 were fired, the first and last hit the target, the 2nd didn't. For the first missile the target was a Banshee for the other 2 some sort of target was paradropped from an An32 which took off from Kharagpur for training sortie.
 

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Indian army presents new upgrade of ZSU-23-4 Shilka 23mm anti-aircraft tracked armored
During the Indian army day parade, which was held on January 15, 2021, the Indian army has presented a new upgrade of the Soviet-made ZSU-23-4 Shilka mobile air defense system based on tracked armored chassis. According to the military balance 2020, the Indian army has a total of 75 ZSU-23-4 air defense vehicles.

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INDIAN ARMY PRESENTS NEW UPGRADE OF ZSU-23-4 SHILKA 23MM ANTI-AIRCRAFT TRACKED ARMOURED
During the Indian army day parade, which was held on January 15, 2021, the Indian army has presented a new upgrade of the Soviet-made ZSU-23-4 Shilka mobile air defence system based on tracked armoured chassis. According to the military balance 2020, the Indian army has a total of 75 ZSU-23-4 air defence vehicles.

New upgraded of ZSU-23-4 Shilka 23mm self-propelled anti-aircraft gun system mounted on tracked armoured

The ZSU-23-4 is a Soviet-made self-propelled anti-aircraft gun system produced by Russia in 1965 and unveiled the same year during the annual parade held in Red Square, Moscow.

The armament of the ZSU-23-4 Shilka consists of four 23mm gas-operated cannon with a vertically moving breechblock locking system, which drops to unlock and has a cyclic rate of fire of 800 to 1,000 rds/barrel/min. The ZSU-23-4 can engage targets using only one or two of the four cannons.



The weapons have a maximum effective range of 2,500 m against aerial targets and can be also used against land targets. A total of 2,000 rounds of 23 mm ammunition is carried in 40 box magazines containing 50 belted rounds each.

The RPK-2 radar mounted at the rear of the turret is used to perform search, detection, automatic tracking, and range to target and angular position. It has a maximum detection range of 20 km.

The ZSU-23-4 is based on the GM-575 tracked armoured vehicle chassis, which used components from the PT-76 light tracked amphibious tank. It can run at a maximum road speed of 50 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 450 km.

The ZSU-23-4 was upgraded in India by the company BEL (Bharat Electronics Limited), one of the main new features, is the replacement of the old RPK 2 radar with a new 3D Active Phased Array Radar mounted at the rear of the roof turret. The upgraded Shilka offers more accurate identification, acquisition, and tracking of targets while operating in an ECM (Electronic Counter-Measure) environment. It can now engage aerial targets during day or night as well as in all weather conditions.

The upgraded ZSU-23-4 Shilka also features multiple target tracking due to electronic steering in elevation, new air conditioning, user-friendly operator displays, a new engine with a drastic reduction in fuel consumption, and a new CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear) protection system.
 

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INDIAN ARMY PRESENTS NEW UPGRADE OF ZSU-23-4 SHILKA 23MM ANTI-AIRCRAFT TRACKED ARMOURED
During the Indian army day parade, which was held on January 15, 2021, the Indian army has presented a new upgrade of the Soviet-made ZSU-23-4 Shilka mobile air defence system based on tracked armoured chassis. According to the military balance 2020, the Indian army has a total of 75 ZSU-23-4 air defence vehicles.

New upgraded of ZSU-23-4 Shilka 23mm self-propelled anti-aircraft gun system mounted on tracked armoured

The ZSU-23-4 is a Soviet-made self-propelled anti-aircraft gun system produced by Russia in 1965 and unveiled the same year during the annual parade held in Red Square, Moscow.

The armament of the ZSU-23-4 Shilka consists of four 23mm gas-operated cannon with a vertically moving breechblock locking system, which drops to unlock and has a cyclic rate of fire of 800 to 1,000 rds/barrel/min. The ZSU-23-4 can engage targets using only one or two of the four cannons.



The weapons have a maximum effective range of 2,500 m against aerial targets and can be also used against land targets. A total of 2,000 rounds of 23 mm ammunition is carried in 40 box magazines containing 50 belted rounds each.

The RPK-2 radar mounted at the rear of the turret is used to perform search, detection, automatic tracking, and range to target and angular position. It has a maximum detection range of 20 km.

The ZSU-23-4 is based on the GM-575 tracked armoured vehicle chassis, which used components from the PT-76 light tracked amphibious tank. It can run at a maximum road speed of 50 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 450 km.

The ZSU-23-4 was upgraded in India by the company BEL (Bharat Electronics Limited), one of the main new features, is the replacement of the old RPK 2 radar with a new 3D Active Phased Array Radar mounted at the rear of the roof turret. The upgraded Shilka offers more accurate identification, acquisition, and tracking of targets while operating in an ECM (Electronic Counter-Measure) environment. It can now engage aerial targets during day or night as well as in all weather conditions.

The upgraded ZSU-23-4 Shilka also features multiple target tracking due to electronic steering in elevation, new air conditioning, user-friendly operator displays, a new engine with a drastic reduction in fuel consumption, and a new CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear) protection system.
Reason why India will never buy Pantsir-S1 air defence system.

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zo...antsir-air-defense-system-out-of-libya-report
 

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INDIA EYES RUSSIA’S LATEST VERBA MAN-PORTABLE AIR DEFENCE SYSTEM
The Verba man-portable air defence system comprises the launching mechanism, a missile, the friend-or-foe and other mechanisms


BANGALORE: India’s Defence Ministry has shown interest in Russia’s latest Verba man-portable air defence system, Deputy Director of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Vladimir Drozhzhov told TASS at the Aero India 2021 international aerospace show on Wednesday.

"The Defence Ministry of the Republic of India shows interest in purchasing the Russian Verba air defence system. However, specific requests have not come yet," he said.

The Verba man-portable air defence system comprises the launching mechanism, a missile, the friend-or-foe and other mechanisms. The system can be deployed within eight seconds. As its main specific feature, the Verba MANPAD can strike low-signature targets, such as cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles under false thermal interference at an altitude of 10 to 4,500 meters and at a range of 500 to 6,500 meters.

Aero India is Asia’s largest aerospace show. This year, it is running in the city of Bangalore on February 3-5. Russia is featuring over 200 military exhibits at the Aero India 2021 aerospace show.
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INDIAN ARMY PRESENTS NEW UPGRADE OF ZSU-23-4 SHILKA 23MM ANTI-AIRCRAFT TRACKED ARMOURED
During the Indian army day parade, which was held on January 15, 2021, the Indian army has presented a new upgrade of the Soviet-made ZSU-23-4 Shilka mobile air defence system based on tracked armoured chassis. According to the military balance 2020, the Indian army has a total of 75 ZSU-23-4 air defence vehicles.

New upgraded of ZSU-23-4 Shilka 23mm self-propelled anti-aircraft gun system mounted on tracked armoured

The ZSU-23-4 is a Soviet-made self-propelled anti-aircraft gun system produced by Russia in 1965 and unveiled the same year during the annual parade held in Red Square, Moscow.

The armament of the ZSU-23-4 Shilka consists of four 23mm gas-operated cannon with a vertically moving breechblock locking system, which drops to unlock and has a cyclic rate of fire of 800 to 1,000 rds/barrel/min. The ZSU-23-4 can engage targets using only one or two of the four cannons.



The weapons have a maximum effective range of 2,500 m against aerial targets and can be also used against land targets. A total of 2,000 rounds of 23 mm ammunition is carried in 40 box magazines containing 50 belted rounds each.

The RPK-2 radar mounted at the rear of the turret is used to perform search, detection, automatic tracking, and range to target and angular position. It has a maximum detection range of 20 km.

The ZSU-23-4 is based on the GM-575 tracked armoured vehicle chassis, which used components from the PT-76 light tracked amphibious tank. It can run at a maximum road speed of 50 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 450 km.

The ZSU-23-4 was upgraded in India by the company BEL (Bharat Electronics Limited), one of the main new features, is the replacement of the old RPK 2 radar with a new 3D Active Phased Array Radar mounted at the rear of the roof turret. The upgraded Shilka offers more accurate identification, acquisition, and tracking of targets while operating in an ECM (Electronic Counter-Measure) environment. It can now engage aerial targets during day or night as well as in all weather conditions.

The upgraded ZSU-23-4 Shilka also features multiple target tracking due to electronic steering in elevation, new air conditioning, user-friendly operator displays, a new engine with a drastic reduction in fuel consumption, and a new CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear) protection system.
does it hve programable ammo?
 

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