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I also believe it will be much inferior to S-300 as they cant reengineer a thing to match the original. But question is ...is it logical to believe all transfer of arms will be found in the internet...!
 

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maybe we should develop our own puppet and do the same to them??
what about Vietnam, Afganistan.....

Only problem is that the puppets have the tendency to bite the master at the end.
 
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SPYDER Surface-to-Air Python 5 and Derby Air Defence Missile System - Army Technology

SPYDER Surface-to-Air Python 5 and Derby Air Defence Missile System, Israel

SPYDER-SR
Maximum Kill Zone Range>15kmMinimum Kill Zone Range<1kmMaximum Kill Altitude9kmMinimum Kill Altitude20mMaximum Kill Zone Range>35kmMinimum Kill Zone Range <1kmMaximum Kill Altitude 16kmFull specifications
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Rafael Armament Development Authority, the MBT Missile Division and Elta Radar Division of Israel Aircraft Industries have announced the SPYDER surface-to-air PYthon 5 and DERby Air Defence Missile System. Rafael is the prime contractor and IAI the major subcontractor for the SPYDER program.

Three SPYDER-SR (short-range) systems have been sold to an undisclosed country. The system was displayed for the first time at the Paris Air Show 2005 in Le Bourget. Company firing tests of the system are currently underway.

In June 2006, SPYDER was selected by the Indian Army. The procurement was finally approved by the approved by the Indian Defence Acquisitions Council in July 2008 and a contract for an undisclosed number of systems was signed in September 2008. 18 systems are thought to be required.

SPYDER is a low-level quick-reaction surface-to-air missile system capable of engaging aircraft, helicopters, unmanned air vehicles, drones and precision-guided munitions. It provides air defence for fixed assets and for point and area defence for mobile forces in combat areas.

The SPYDER-SR system has 360° engagement capability and the missiles can be launched from the full-readiness state in less than five seconds from target confirmation. The kill range is from less than 1km to more than 15km and at altitudes from a minimum of 20m to a maximum of 9,000m. The system is capable of multi-target simultaneous engagement and also single, multiple and ripple firing, by day and night and in all weathers.

Rafael is developing a medium-range version, SPYDER-MR, which has a range over 35km at altitudes from 20m to 16km. SPYDER-MR carries eight missiles while SPYDER-SR has four. SPYDER-MR also has a new IAI/Elta MF-STAR surveillance radar.

SPYDER system components
The main components of the SPYDER system are the truck-mounted command and control unit, the missile firing unit with Python 5 and Derby missiles, a field service vehicle and missile supply vehicle.

The vehicles are air-conditioned and also provide protection against biological and chemical warfare (BCW). The system is based on a modular design and system maintenance in the field is through very quick module replacement.

Modes of operation - Python 5 and Derby missile launcher
The system can launch missiles in two modes of operation: lock on before launch (LOBL) and lock on after launch (LOAL). The slant launching method, unlike vertical launch, allows LOBL so the missile's on-board seeker is locked on to the target before launch. The LOBL mode allows the Squadron Commander to confirm the missile is locked on to the designated target prior to launch, gives high kill probability against short-range high-manoeuvring targets and enables the engagement of designated targets by add-on optical sensors.

"SPYDER provides air defence for fixed assets and for point and area defence for mobile forces in combat areas."A typical SPYDER squadron consists of one mobile command and control unit (CCU) and four mobile firing units (MFU).

The CCU and MFUs each have their own built-in power supplies. The system features an automated computer, assisting the operators in the successful completion of hostile target interceptions in intense battlefield environments. The mobile CCU is equipped with a surveillance radar and two operator stations. There is a radio datalink between the CCU and the four MFUs.

The CCU combines data from the local surveillance radar and from upper tier command and control centres up to 100km away. There is also provision for receiving air situation pictures from other datalinks.

The air situation picture (ASP) is displayed at the operator's workstation in the command centre. When the operator decides to launch, an automatic procedure is initiated. The CCU assigns the target to the appropriate launch unit.

If the target is within acquisition range the missile is launched in LOBL mode. If the target is beyond seeker acquisition range the missile is launched in LOAL mode. The seeker searches for the target and switches to homing phase when the target is acquired.

Both the Derby and the Python 5 missiles can operate in LOBL and LOAL modes. The target is destroyed by the warhead blasting on impact or by proximity fuse.

Truck-mounted command and control unit
The command and control unit is housed in a truck-mounted shelter with a mounted radar, information friend or foe (IFF) interrogator and communication equipment. The VHF/UHF interference-free communication system is for internal squadron communication and to upper tier command.

Elta EL/M 2106 ATAR 3D surveillance radar
The Elta EL/M 2106 ATAR 3D surveillance radar can simultaneously track up to 60 targets. The radar has 360° operation and all-weather day and night capability. The radar includes advanced electronic counter countermeasures (ECCM) for operation in dense hostile electronic warfare environments.

"A typical SPYDER squadron consists of one mobile command and control unit (CCU) and four mobile firing units (MFU)."Truck-mounted missile launcher
SPYDER uses a truck-mounted missile firing unit which is equipped with a communications system and fitted with a 360° rotatable, electro-mechanically operated, turret-based launch unit. The SPYDER-SR launch unit carries any combination of four Python 5 or Derby missiles.

Python 5 missile
The Python 5 missile is Rafael's new very high agility dogfight air-to-air missile. Python 5 is a development of the Python 4 with a dual-band focal plane array and imaging infrared (IIR) seeker which gives a very wide field of view.

Python 5 retains the same airframe - with pitch and yaw control, delta-shaped canards and two roll control swept fins and the same rocket motor, warhead and fuse - as the Python 4 missile. The wide field of view allows LOAL at an angle of more than 100° off boresight. The dual-band seeker gives increased detection range, improved target discrimination against background clutter and a lower false target acquisition rate.

In LOAL mode, the target data is transferred from the command and control unit via the launcher to the missile. The missile's guidance and control systems are active for a three times longer period than for the earlier Python, enabling the missile to counter targets making evasive manoeuvres. The high explosive fragmentation warhead is fitted with an active laser proximity fuse.

Derby missile
The Derby missile is a medium-range, active radar-guided missile originally developed for the air-to-air role. The air defence missile has all-weather and beyond visual range capability.

Derby has a similar body design to the Python missile. An active RF radar / infrared seeker, developed by IAI, is installed in the nose of the missile. The missile incorporates an advanced programmable ECCM system. Derby operates in LOBL mode for short-range target engagement and LOAL mode for medium-range engagements.
 
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http://knol.google.com/k/vijainder-k-thakur/spyder-ads-sr-missile-system-for-indian/yo54fmdhy2mq/31#

SpyDer ADS-SR Missile System for Indian Air Force

Rafael supplied low-level quick-reaction missile systems
In August 2009, the Indian cabinet gave the go ahead for purchase of 18 SpyDer systems from Israel's Rafael defense company at a cost of $1 billion. Deliveries will start in early 2011 and be completed by August 2012.



SpyDer (Surface-to-air Python and Derby) is a truck mounted low-level quick-reaction missile systems, with four box like launch cells on each truck. Each Spyder system has four missile launcher trucks, a radar truck and a missile re-supply truck.

Each system costs about $11 million. Spyder radar system has a maximum range of 100 km. Deliveries will begin in 2011.

The Spyder-SR slant-launched SHORAD system and the Spyder-MR vertical-launched medium range system are designed to protect against attack aircraft, combat helicopters, bombers, UAVs and UCAVs and stand off weapons.

Both systems use Rafael's Derby, air-to-air active radar, beyond visual range (BVR) missile and Python 5, air-to-air dual band imaging infrared (IIR) missile. The system is unique in that it is able combine the use of these two missiles in any given mission.

Derby is a 11.2 ' long, weighs 267 lbs and has a range of 65 kms. The Python 5 is 10' long, weighs 231 lbs and has a range of 15 kms.

The system has a 360-degree engagement capability in all weather conditions, day or night, and can intercept incoming threats at a range of between 0.62 miles to 9.3 miles (1 to 15 km). The missiles can hit targets as high as 28,000 feet and as low as 65 feet.

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On October 1, 2009 Air Force chief P.V. Naik said three squadrons of SpyDer missiles for the IAF will be operational by 2011-12.
 

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^^^ If one spyder system costs 11 million means how come Indian air force bought 18 systems for 1 billion?
 
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Good question Manc , any even better question where did the difference go?
 

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Will 18 spyder system will be enough for India??????????????????????????????
Brother i never say 18 is enough for India, i mean i said that to deploy more SAM systems through out India
 

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IAF's SPYDER ADS

Firing the Python 5 missile:



Command & Control Unit:



Missile Loading Unit:



Notice that the TATA LPTA 1623 6X6 and LPTA 3138 8X8 are the carrier vehicles!
 

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Good question Manc , any even better question where did the difference go?

^^^ If one spyder system costs 11 million means how come Indian air force bought 18 systems for 1 billion?
The IAF bought 18 BATTERIES not 18 systems.


Each system consists of 1x launcher, 1x C&C unit and 1xMissile Loading Unit.


Now a battery is made up of X number of such systems (depending on the nation and operational needs) as such we don't know how many systems the IAF has procured but I have heard it is ~100+. As such the IAF will have ~5-7 systems per battery.



Buying only 18 systems would have been a waste of time.
 

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We bought 18 batteries with 750 Python V and 750 Derby.

Each battery consists of 4 systems.
There was a follow-on order? According to Aviationweek it was only a $260 million order... enough for 18 systems.
 

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There was a follow-on order? According to Aviationweek it was only a $260 million order... enough for 18 systems.
The order is too big for testing and too small for operational needs.
 

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It is just for IAF base defence. It isn't like it is services wide like the Mistral contract.
Anyway, I know we have 750 Python Vs and 750 Derbys. Two batteries have 75 Python Vs and 75 Derbys. This alone amounts to 20 batteries if we compare Singapore's two batteries purchase with 75 missiles each with Indian purchases of 750 missiles each.

So technically 18 batteries is the official information, perhaps the remaining will be used for training and testing.

This fits quite well with IAF's purchase of 1000 Akash SAMs and IA's purchase of 2000 missiles.

There is another contract in the works for the Indian Army. 36 launchers for the SPYDER-SR systems. That's 9 batteries in 3 regiments. This is 4 launchers per battery.

Even for base defense we need that many. Of course, I don't really know what it is for.

The VSHORAD tender is different. Portable SAM, while SPYDER is truck mounted.
 

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IAF's SPYDER ADS

Firing the Python 5 missile:



Command & Control Unit:



Missile Loading Unit:



Notice that the TATA LPTA 1623 6X6 and LPTA 3138 8X8 are the carrier vehicles!
Good that TATRA is no more ace truck in Indian armed force , thanks to General V.K.Singh :hail: i hope one day TATA & Mahindras get into tactical missile manufacturing as well:thumb:

But is SPYDER SAM inducted ? If yes can come one post pics in IAF colours?
 

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