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Agni Series Missiles News And Discussions

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

  1. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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  2. uptotrix

    uptotrix Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    India plans to test fire Agni 5, says scientific advisor to defence minister

    India plans to test fire Agni 5, says scientific advisor to defence minister - The Times of India
     
  3. Nirvana

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    Old new's : Agni 3 and 4 will Get New Warheads Post 2015

    The Agni’s new warheads, says the DRDO, will include five cutting-edge technologies:

    They will be multiple warheads (Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicles, or MIRVs), with each missile delivering several warheads at the same, or even different, targets.

    Decoy warheads, which will be fired alongside the genuine warheads, so that enemy’s missiles are wasted in attacking decoys, rather than the real warheads.

    Manoeuvring warheads, which will weave through the atmosphere, dodging enemy missiles that are fired at it.

    Stealth technologies to make the warheads invisible to enemy radars.

    Changing warheads’ thermal signatures, to confuse the enemy’s infrared seekers.


    This technologies will be Integrated on Soon to be tested A5,DRDO is Carrying out R&D on MARV Warheads

    Source - Ajai Shukla
     
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  4. satz

    satz Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Great news indeed, Looks like we can expect some reaction from our Aggressive neighbours.

    India has good ABM system with the Israelis Radars. I think india's Nuclear Deterrent gets big boost with Agni -5. PAK has to be carefull in playing with the nukes.
     
  5. Nirvana

    Nirvana Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Pakistan is also looking to Acquire ABM Systems that can intercept SRBM

    obviously with help from China
     
  6. vikas jat

    vikas jat Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    but already they dont have enough funds
    even they are occupied with jf 17 n other fighter jet procurement plusss there is talk of nuclear subamarine so i dont think they eill afford to go for ABM system
    there doctrine is based on first attack they are not working on defencive systems
     
  7. ManuSankar

    ManuSankar Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni-II missile

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    Sharpening its missile teeth, India on Thursday successfully test-fired its medium range nuclear capable Agni-II missile with a strike range of 2000 km as part of a user trial by the Army from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast.

    “The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from a mobile launcher from the Launch Complex-4 of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at around 8.48am,” defence sources said.

    Describing the launch as a complete success, ITR Director MVKV Prasad said, “All mission parameters were met during the trial of the indigenously developed missile.”

    Agni-II Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) has already been inducted into the services and today’s test was carried out by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Army with logistic support provided by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

    “The 2000 km range versatile missile, already inducted and part of countries arsenal for strategic deterrence, was launched as a training exercise by the armed forces,” a DRDO scientist said.

    The two-stage missile equipped with advanced high accuracy navigation system, guided by a novel scheme of state of the earth command & control system was propelled by solid rocket propellant system, he said.

    The entire trajectory of the trial was tracked by a battery of sophisticated radars, telemetry observation stations, electro-optic instruments and naval ships located near the impact point in the down range area of the sea.

    The 20-metre long Agni-II is a two-stage, solid-propelled ballistic missile. It has a launch weight of 17 tonnes and can carry a payload of 1000 kg over a distance of 2000 km.

    The state-of-the-art Agni-II missile was developed by Advanced Systems Laboratory along with other DRDO laboratories and integrated by the Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), Hyderabad, the sources said.

    Agni-II is part of the Agni series of missiles which includes Agni-I with a 700 km range, Agni-III with a 3,000 km range, Agni-IV and Agni-V.

    The first prototype of Agni-II missile was carried out on April 11, 1999.

    Though trial conducted on May 19, 2009 and the first night trial on November 23, 2009 from Wheelers Island could not meet all the parameters, all other trials including the last one carried out on September 30, 2011 from the same base were successful.

    India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni-II missile | idrw.org

    Video of the launch

     
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  8. Devil

    Devil Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    aint they doing too many tests
     
  9. ManuSankar

    ManuSankar Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Nope,Agni II has undergone a lot of upgrades ever since its induction.For eg;The Agni II now has Manoeuvring Re-Entry Vehicles which will give it greater accuracy,better propellants and more composites to reduce weight,The missile as a whole evolved through out its life span.So every crucial upgrades leads to new test flights,It also helps to improve operational readiness.
     
  10. johngray

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    great step ahead for great revoluation.
    salut to DRDO.
     
  11. tangocharlie

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    Good going INA in collaboration with DRDO.
     
  12. WMD

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    Agni-VI all set to take shape
    SOURCE: THE HINDU

    Agni-VI with multiple nuclear warheads, which can reach targets 6,000 km away, is all set to be developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

    Only in April last, it carried out the maiden launch of Agni-V, which has a range of more than 5,000 km.

    So far, all the strategic missiles developed by the DRDO — Agni-I, II, III, IV and V, and the submarine-launched K-15 and its land-based version Shourya — can carry only single nuclear warhead. The DRDO’s tactical missiles and supersonic cruise missile BrahMos can carry one conventional warhead each.

    “We have started working on the multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles [MIRV] version [Agni-VI]. It will carry four or six warheads depending upon their weight,†DRDO missile technologists said. “The constraint is the vehicle’s mass.â€

    Although the Union government is yet to sanction Agni-VI project, the DRDO has done all the enabling studies, finalised the missile’s design and started working on the engineering part. It had also figured out how to anchor four or six warheads in the vehicle, how to disperse them and the pattern of their dispersal. The warheads could be released in an order, one after another. If one warhead were to hit a place, another could fall 100 km away from it, the technologists said.

    Both Agni-V and Agni-VI have three stages, all powered by solid propellants, and their diameter is two metres. And the comparison ends there.

    While Agni-V weighs 50 tonnes and is 17.5 metres long, Agni-VI belongs to the 65-70-tonne class and will be 20 metres long. “Agni-VI will be a massive vehicle,†the technologists said. It was too early to say when its first launch would take place. It would be road-mobile and blast off from trucks with launching platforms.

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    Such a massive missile would naturally have a massive range. I expect above 10,000km.
     
  14. AccessDenied

    AccessDenied Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    I thought we had MIRV options for Agni-V.:hmm:

    Guess I was wrong.
     
  15. WMD

    WMD Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    if u compare even A-V with other contemporary ICBMs of US, russia or China, u would find that A-V is in the same size and weight category.
    i think MoD and DRDO r just lying abt the range of A-V, to avoid prying eyes. who knows what will b the range of A-VI.
     
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