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Agni V Ballistic Missile

Discussion in 'Indian Military Doctrine' started by SpArK, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. Nirvana

    Nirvana Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    The first of the six flight trials of India' longest range ballistic missile, Agni-V, in its final quick-reaction configuration, providing a canister-launch capability, will be held in early 2013.

    While in Thursday's successful maiden flight, the three-stage missile blasted off from a rail mobile launcher at Wheeler Island, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has already made a lot of progress to meet the Army's requirement to provide a canister-based launch from a road mobile vehicle.

    With the mission validating the design of Agni-V, the next step is to provide the canister-launch capability, Avinash Chander Chief Controller, R&D, (Missiles and Strategic Systems), DRDO, told The Hindu. Pointing out that canister-launch capability was already demonstrated for 700 km range Shourya missile and BrahMos cruise missile, he said “those technologies will get up-scaled.â€

    “With canister, you can virtually stop and launch.†Operational flexibility would increase multi-fold, reducing the reaction time, he added.

    Missile ejection tests

    Mr. Chander said the DRDO had set up a facility for “missile ejection tests†at Shamirpet near Hyderabad, for carrying out a canister-launch simulation by placing a dummy missile. The first road mobile launcher being produced by the private industry would be ready next month and the missile ejections tests would begin from June.

    With the Agni-V missile scheduled to be inducted into the Army in the next few years, he said, six flight tests, including three pre-induction trials, would be conducted.

    Workhorse

    V.G. Sekaran, Director, Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL), which designed and developed the missile, said Agni-V would be the workhorse in the years to come.

    Referring to the successful launch, he said this was the first time that the maiden flight took place within three years of starting the design for any missile of the DRDO.

    The ASL had developed the solid propulsion system, including the composite rocket motor casings for the second and third stages and the carbon-carbon composite heat shields for the missile's re-entry vehicle.

    Stating that the DRDO would develop “intelligent†and “manoeuvring†warheads for futuristic missiles, Mr. Chander said: “You have to upgrade weapons. We can't afford to relax.â€

    The intelligent warheads would be capable of assessing the risk while in flight and take evasive counter-measures.

    “Those are warheads of tomorrow and the work has to start today.â€

    The Hindu : News / National : Agni-V trials in final configuration to begin early next year
     
  2. SajeevJino

    SajeevJino Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    India developing anti-satellite weapons


    India intends to develop anti-satellite weapons following its successful Agni-V ICBM test.

    Indian Defense Research and Development Organization Director General and scientific adviser to the Defense Minister V. K. Saraswat said the launch of Agni-V last week opens a "new era" for India

    "Apart from adding a new dimension to our strategic defense, it has ushered in fantastic opportunities in building ASAT weapons and launching mini/micro satellites on demand," he said.

    ASAT weapons require reaching about 500 miles above the Earth. Saraswat said Agni-V delivers the boosting capability and the kill vehicle, "with advanced seekers, will be able to home into the target satellite."

    Saraswat noted that Agni-V's range of more than 3,100 miles was sufficient to take care of India's current threat perceptions.

    "We have no problem in augmenting the range if in the future, threat perceptions change," he said. "We are not in a missile race with anyone. We are building missiles to mitigate our threats."

    Saraswat added that the government had yet to give formal approval to the ASAT program.

    "India does not believe in weaponization of space," he said. "We are only talking about having the capability. There are no plans for offensive space capabilities."

    Underpinning India's interest in an ASAT program was China's 2007 use of an ASAT weapon to destroy an old satellite.

    In late 1962 India and China fought a brief war over contested Himalayan territory, during which India lost 1,383 killed, 1,047 wounded, 1,696 missing and 3,968 captured. Chinese losses during the conflict were 722 killed and 1,697 wounded.

    In January 2010, Saraswat said: "India is putting together building blocks of technology that could be used to neutralize enemy satellites. We are working to ensure space security and protect our satellites. At the same time we are also working on how to deny the enemy access to its space assets."

    The ABM elements in India's space program were operational tested last year. India performed a test in March 2010, the sixth of the series, of the interceptor missile portion of its ballistic missile defense system. The test was reported to be a success and a validation of the technology to be integrated into India's missile defense capabilities.

    A modified Prithvi target missile, modified to mimic the trajectory of a ballistic missile with a 324-mile range, was launched from Chandipur, Orissa Integrated Test Range Launch Complex III.

    Indian military radar tracked the launch, determined its trajectory and relayed the data in real time to Mission Control Center, which launched the interceptor. The interceptor's directional warhead was maneuvered into close proximity to the modified Prithvi before detonating, the government said.

    India developing anti-satellite weapons
     
  3. DragonKnight

    DragonKnight Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    Plans to equip Agni-V with multiple warheads: DRDO chief

    Agni-V, India’s most powerful missile with a strike range of over 5,000 kms, is set to get substantially higher destruction capabilities with plans to equip it with multiple warheads.

    “We are working in this area. It will take time for us to develop but our work is on,†DRDO Chief Dr VK Saraswat told PTI when asked whether the agency is developing capabilities to produce a variant of Agni-V missile which can hit multiple targets.

    Known as Multiple Independently Targeted Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV), the missile would be capable of carrying multiple warheads to destroy several targets.

    Asked about the plans in that regard, he said, “Basic vehicle (missile) will remain the same. The first three stages will also remain the same and only the kill vehicle or the payload delivery system will need changes.â€

    Terming it as a “force multiplierâ€, the DRDO chief said, “If I am able to do force multiplication with this… where I was using four missiles, I may use only one missile. So it becomes a force multiplier given the damage potential.â€

    Such a capability exists only with a select few countries such as the US, Russia and China.

    Comparing Agni-V missile to the best in the world, Saraswat said, “It is a game changer missile… It has taken the missile technology to the highest level and matches with the best and the current world standards.â€

    MIRV missiles are equipped with small on-board rocket motors and computerised inertial guidance system which manoeuvres warheads to several different trajectories.

    On plans to develop missiles with 8000 km or even longer range, theDRDO chief said that will be done according to the evolving threat perception.

    “Whenever the need arises, we will develop… Right now we feel, 5000 km-class of system meets our threat perception and threat requirement. But that does not mean that we will not develop a longer range missile. We will develop, but depending on the evolving threat perception,†Saraswat said.

    He said that the successful test flight of Agni-V missile has given the country the necessary capability to design and develop missiles of longer ranges as well.

    “As far as the capability of doing that kind of work (developing longer range missiles) is concerned, this missile (Agni-V) gives you the capability to build any missile of a range on the higher side,†he said.

    Talking about the ongoing efforts to develop an array of tactical missiles,Saraswat said, “Work is going on a number of tactical missiles such as the long and medium-range surface-to-air missiles. The Mark-I version of AstraLong Range Air-to-Air Missile will be ready by 2015.â€

    He said that the long-range surface-to-air missile would be ready by 2014 while its medium-range version will take a year more. Astra Mark-I will be an 80-km range missile.

    Saraswat refused to divulge the range of the Mark-II version of Astra missile.

    On development of 150 to 180-km range Prahaar missile for the Army, theDRDO Chief said the project has now matured and demonstrations were given to the force.

    “We have demonstrated it (Prahaar missile) to the Army. It is a fully developed missile including its launcher and cannister. It is ready and, if the Army makes a choice then we can take it from the present demonstration stage to the production stage,†Saraswat said.

    Prahaar is a derivative of the interceptor missile designed by DRDO as part of its project to develop Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) shield.

    “Prahaar is a matured missile as it is a derivate of the endo-atmosphericinterceptor of the BMD programme. We modified that and converted it intoPrahaar,†he said.

    Saraswat said that Prahaar can be used to launch different kinds of warheads, giving the commanders flexibility to choose from various options.

    “It is a very good missile and gives you accuracy, range and capability to use different types of warheads. It gives tremendous flexibility to the commander. This will be a 150-180-km range missile,†he said.

    Plans to equip Agni-V with multiple warheads: DRDO chief | idrw
     
  4. Midn8illusion

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    5000 =( chinese have 10000+ range and americans have got btter carriers and their range is 50k+ they can attack any nation
     
  5. booo

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    Nice discussion on Agni 5 aired on Al Jazeera


    Another interview with V.K Saraswat. Looks like this guy is going on an interview spree. The unique thing about this interview is that he is divulging some specifics about the systems in the missile. espcially at 11.00
     
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  6. Nick 779

    Nick 779 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    What are you guy, a false flagger? Please contribute to the discussion without being pessimistic.
     
  7. olivers

    olivers 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Ok let me ask you this question. Are you planning on attacking US in 2010? 2020? What is your objective with respect to Europe, US?
    Do you want to deter them? When 2010, 2020? How many targets do you have? What are they? Why are the targets important?

    Agni V is an MIRV missile. By definition that means it carries more warheads than other missiles. The range of the missile depends on the payload. If Agni V is launched with a payload of 200kg as opposed to 1.5 tons it will travel further. MIRTV means 3-10 warheads of 500kg each. So how far will Agni V go with just one warhead?

    ICBM ranges are taken for granted now. We have announced 5000+ for political reasons. We have not tested it to full range with just one warhead. We have also announced MIRV only after all of this missile is sanctions proof. We build everything except items which you and I can buy from the electronics shops in all small towns in India.

    As far as Chinese are concerned we need a maximum range of 8000km. We already have that with Agni V payload of 1ton. With 1.5 tons we can stretch it further.

    Also notice we still have one stage of heavy steel!!! The first stage. This heavy first stage is being used in developmental flight 1st flight to keep the range low intentionally. Agni III Agni V are interchangeable missiles. Agni V has more composites. We don't jjust discard 50 crores worth of old missiles. We use them to create new missiles!!! Once we run out of the already manufactured first stages. We will go into composite first stage.

    This will give us longer range. So what you have written isn't a concern. It's just ego.

    Why do we need 10,000K for China. We might have it or not have it.. It's not in our interests to rub it into the nose of others. We will rub it into their noses when we test nuclear weapons again. If they deny us fuel and make all the noise we will then show our weapons to full range. Protect our economy etc. etc.

    Build build and build. Kautilya says you have to use subterfuge until you are ready. We need to produce these in numbers before we show our strength when the west is ready to sanction us on other fronts to hurt us. Like economic sanctions.

    China has no blue water experience. It will take them 50 years to become a bluewater navy. Vstrol will tell you we have been operational for 50 years as a blue water navy!!!

    The Chinese nuclear submarines don't even go out on patrols beyond their cost line.Forget about being a navy. They will get there. It will take a lot of time!!!

    Don't buy all the hype of 10k vs 5k. It's all maya. Maybe you are just a troll from the enemy. Just understand we are ready to give you a blue nose. You will get our cities but we will get the entire east coast of China in exchange!!! Both of us back to dark ages.

    Infact all the world will get into dark ages. There will be nothing left.
     
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  8. brahmos_ii

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    India is readying for the second developmental trial of 5,000-km range nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-V which put the country in the elite club of six nations including the US, the UK, China, France and Russia, having intercontinental ballistic missile capabilities.

    Defence sources on Tuesday said the missile, considered as a “game-changer”, had been planned to be test-fired from the Wheeler Island off the Odisha coast any time in the third week of May. A successful launch of the missile would be another step forward towards its induction in the armed forces, possibly in 2015, though it has to undergo two more trials in the next couple of years.
    The missile was first tested successfully on April 19 last year. While the preparation for the second test has already begun, officials are busy fixing the schedule and logistic issues since the missile has to traverse across the Indian Ocean. “Though the Union Cabinet has already given a go-ahead for the mission, the exact date of firing has not been fixed yet,” said a source. As the missile has the striking capabilities close to intercontinental range, prior to the test, an official said, India will have to alert a number of countries including Indonesia and Australia along with the international air and maritime traffic within the test zone.

    Sources said a group of scientists associated with Agni-V missile would arrive here on Saturday to oversee the launch preparation. The DRDO is contemplating to conduct the trial by the end of next month as its chief and Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister V K Saraswat, who was instrumental in the success of missiles like Prithvi, Interceptors and even Agni-V, is retiring on May 31. The officials are also awaiting a warship from the Indian Navy to place the Israeli radar acquired recently.

    The surface-to-surface canister-launched missile, which can carry a payload of 1.5 tonne, is 17-metre long, 2- metre wide and weighs around 50 tonnes. Initially tested for a single warhead, Agni-V would also feature Multiple Independent Re-entry Vehicles (MIRVs) with each missile being capable of carrying two to 10 separate nuclear warheads. “Each warhead can be assigned to a different target, hundreds of kilometres from each other and two or more warheads can be assigned to one target. This technology is under development,” said the official.

    Another trial of nuke-tipped Agni V next month | idrw.org
     
  9. Virajith

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    India planning two more tests of long-range Agni-5 missile

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    Seeking to enhance its long-range strike capabilities, India is planning to carry out two more tests of its over 5,000-km range Agni-5ballistic missile this year after which it would be ready for operational deployment.

    “We are planning to carry out two more tests of the Agni-5 missile and they are likely to be held this year after which it would be ready for induction into operational service,” DRDO spokesperson Ravi Gupta said here.

    India had joined the elite club of nations with such capability including the US, Russia and China when it carried out the first test of Agni-5 in April last year.

    India is also planning to equip its most powerful missile with multiple warheads.

    “We are working in this area. It will take time for us to develop but our work is on,” DRDO chief Dr V K Saraswat said.

    Known as Multiple Independently Targeted Re-entry Vehicle(MIRV), the missile is being developed to make it capable of carrying multiple warheads to destroy several targets in one go.

    Asked about the plans in that regard, he had said, “Basic vehicle (missile) will remain the same. The first three stages will also remain the same and only the kill vehicle or the payload delivery system will need changes.”

    Terming it as a “force multiplier”, the DRDO chief had said, “If I am able to do force multiplication with this… where I was using four missiles, I may use only one missile.

    “So it becomes a force multiplier given the damage potential.”

    Comparing Agni-V missile to the best in the world, Saraswat had said that MIRV missiles are equipped with small on-board rocket motors and computerised inertial guidance system which manoeuvres warheads to several different trajectories.


    India planning two more tests of long-range Agni-5 missile | idrw.org
     
  10. brahmos_ii

    brahmos_ii Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    What is the range of Agni V....?

    The Agni-V is a nuclear-capable three-stage, solid-fuel missile with an initial range of 5,000 kilometers that will likely be extended to over 5,5000 kms, making it an Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). India first tested the Agni-V last April, and the launch was a success.

    India?s Agni-V ICBM to Carry Multiple Nuclear Warheads | idrw.org
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    Am i drinking alot now a days....:drinking:
     
  11. kaku

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    Some predict that it already has a max range of 8500 Km with effective range of 7000 KM. The 5000 KM range for a 50 ton rocket, doesnt seems fair.
     
  12. brahmos_ii

    brahmos_ii Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    5K/6K/7K or even 8K predictions are ok man, check the bold part of post#190 it says 55K...
     
  13. kaku

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    55000 KM..........lol:sarcastic:. What a need, we doesnt require a rocket circle the earth many times before hitting Shanghai.
     
  14. brahmos_ii

    brahmos_ii Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    that is my question toooo friend...
     
  15. Virajith

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    Agni-V trial next month

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    India is gearing up to conduct the second experimental test of 5000-km range nuclear capable missile Agni-V from a defence base off Odisha coast early next month. The decision comes after the man behind Agni missiles Avinash Chander assumed charge as Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister.

    Though the missile was initially planned to be tested in May and then deferred to June, the change of guard at the DRDO reportedly delayed the preparation. The proposed test assumes significance as the weapon is the country’s most potent and longest range missile.

    Preparations are on at the Wheeler Island test facility in Bhadrak district from where the missile would be test launched. “The missile components have already been brought to the base. The launch pad is being readied and simultaneously the weapon integrated,” said the source.

    Similarly, tracking instruments including long range radars and Electro-Optical Tracking Systems (EOTS) have been dispatched to be positioned at the required places to monitor movement of the missile. There will also be tracking set up on board a war ship.

    DRDO is waiting for a successful test like its maiden test on April 19 last year. “We are looking forward to a good flight of the missile. After this, we would go for another trial at the end of this year or early next year before going for its induction in the armed forces,” said a defence official.

    The Agni-V missile is an advanced long-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile capable of being launched within minutes from a self-contained road mobile launcher. In terms of technologies, it is the country’s most advanced strategic missile and incorporates many new indigenously developed technologies.

    A DRDO scientist said the new technologies incorporated in the missile system have ensured a very high level of accuracy, high reliability and light weight. Its first successful flight test has brought India at par with the elite group of six advanced countries including US, UK, China, France and Russia, possessing such deterrence capability. The missile which can carry a payload of 1.5 tonne is 17 metre long, 2 metre wide and weighs around 50 tonnes. DRDO is reportedly working to equip the missile with Multiple Independent Re-entry Vehicles (MIRVs) through which each missile can carry 2 to 10 separate nuclear warheads and strike at different places. Chander told this paper on Monday that the missile would be test-fired shortly, but date had not been fixed. “However, test is not possible this month,” he informed.


    Agni-V trial next month | idrw.org
     
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