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Agni Series Missiles News And Discussions

Discussion in 'Indian Military Doctrine' started by CONNAN, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. CONNAN

    CONNAN Major ELITE MEMBER

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    THE DRDO's missile programme, both tactical and strategic, is marching ahead. Agni-II, Agni-I, Agni-III and Prithvi and its variants such as Dhanush and Prithvi-II, all strategic missiles that can carry nuclear warheads, have been inducted into the Army. Agni-II's range is more than 2,500 km, Agni-I's more than 700 km and Agni-III's about 3,500 km. The maiden launch of Agni-V, which will have a range of 5,000 km, will be in September 2011.

    BrahMos, developed by India and Russia, is the world's only supersonic cruise missile. It can be launched from a ship or from land. BrahMos variants that can be launched from submarines and fighter aircraft are on the way. In December 2010, BrahMos' 24th launch took place using advanced guidance and updated software. “The flight established the missile's precision strike capability in mountain warfare,â€￾ said A. Sivathanu Pillai, CEO and Managing Director, BrahMos Aerospace Ltd.

    The DRDO's interceptor missile missions, too, have been a great success. Astra, the air-to-air missile, is under advanced stage of development. K. Sekhar, Chief Controller R&D (Missiles and Low Intensity Conflict), DRDO, said, “If the flight tests [from the ground] are successful, carriage trials will take place. If these are successful, we will do hot tests with an actual missile firing from an aircraft.â€￾ The DRDO has planned to develop two new versions of Astra: Astra Mark I will have a range of 40 km and Mark II 100 km.

    “Nag, the third-generation anti-tank missile, has performed well in its recent flights and the Army is likely to clear it for acceptance,â€￾ said Sekhar. Nag can destroy tanks as far as 4 km away. The DRDO is working on NAMICA (Nag Missile Carrier), a modified BMP Infantry Fighting Vehicle from which Nag can be fired.

    “Protect the protectorâ€￾ is the philosophy that drives the DRDO's Defence Bioengineering and Electromedical Laboratory (DEBEL) in Bangalore. This becomes clear when V.C. Padaki, Director, lists the products developed so far: clothing ensembles to protect submariners when their boat sinks, anti-gravity suits, a portable telemedicine system, and many more. DEBEL in collaboration with other Indian institutions has developed a critical care ventilator for patients, which costs Rs.5 lakh; the imported unit costs Rs.10 lakh.

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  2. 4Aces

    4Aces Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    I was just about to create a new thread for this, then saw one already exists.

    Good luck to DRDO, fingers crossed for a successful maiden launch! I hope it is on time.
     
  3. Lock786

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    Why does India need Agni-V? You want to attack Europe?
     
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    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    We don't want to attack anyone. Agni V will act as a deterrent to China. We need to keep up with China, as China already has a developed missile program, which it got from USSR in 80s.
     
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    eagerly waiting for thr agni v test.....this must be one of the most awaited tests in Indian missiles history.
     
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    MAFIAN GOD Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Nope we are preparing ourselves against 21th century Hitler which is..........
     
  7. coae

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    Why does India need Agni-V?
     
  8. 4Aces

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    Director of the Agni Missile programme can answer your question @ 1:05 in this vid:

     
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    Because it is better to have a weapon and not need it, than to need a weapon and not have it. :sniper:
     
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    How is India ahead of China in missile systems?
     
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    the chinese only care for range, due to the fact they need to target the US...for india it's the other way around! we need speed and aim. Because india and china are near eachother...range doesn't matter that much plus we have better software and designs
     
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    I don't think we are! But the DRDO guys seem to think India is senior to China in the ABM dept.
     
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    I would prefer DRDO officials to shut their pie holes and stop comparing Indian missile programs with other countries. It sounds juvenile coming from top officials that our missile program is better than theirs.

    I am sure the same people would be running to cover their butts if God forbid Agni V test is not successful.
     
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    I guess we will find out in Sept. That is if things go to plan (which they rarely do).
     
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    India developing 5,000 km-range Agni missile: Antony

    NEW DELHI: India is developing a 5,000 km-range Agni ballistic missile, Defence Minister A K Antony said today.

    "India has reached an appreciable level of competence in missile technologies , with a reach capability of 3,500 kilometres. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is developing Agni missile with a capacity to reach 5000 kilometres," he said here.

    The Defence Minister was addressing a conference of heads of DRDO laboratories.

    Under its missile development programme, India is developing ballistic missiles with longer ranges and had recently successfully test-fired the 3,500 km-range Agni-III missile from a launch facility. The Agni-series also includes missile variants with ranges between 700 and 2,500 km.

    The 5,000 km-range Agni-V is a further advancement of the existing systems and is expected to be test-fired later this year, sources said.

    Other missiles developed by the DRDO are the Prithvi and its variants with ranges upto 350 km, surface-to-air Akash missile defence system with a range of 25-30 km and the short- range anti-tank NAG missile.

    The Trishul air defence missile system programme was scrapped by the DRDO after it was marred by delays.

    In his address, the Defence Minister asked the DRDO to speed up the development trials and induction of Interceptor Missile as part of the credible Ballistic Missile Defence ( BMD )).

    To reduce cases of suicides and fratricides in the armed forces, Antony asked the DRDO to to undertake a detailed research program to make an assessment of stress profile and mental health of the soldiers.

    "I have asked one of the life sciences laboratories of DRDO to undertake extensive psychological research to optimise stress profile and enhance mental health of soldiers. The objective is to reduce incidents of suicides and fratricides among soldiers," he said.

    The suicide and fratricide rates in the early part of the decade were high, but due to sustained efforts by the Defence Ministry , they had come down significantly in last few years, according to officials.

    The Hindu : Sci-Tech / Science : India developing 5,000 km-range Agni missile: Antony
     

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