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European firm offers missiles for IAF's Su-30

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    European consortium MBDA offers missiles to India for its Russian Sukhois

    European consortium MBDA has provided their 300km-range Taurus stand-off missile system to the Indian Air Force (IAF).

    “We have got a demand for information (RFI) from IAF for a withstand long range missile from the IAF and we have provided the Taurus missiles as we think that it meets all the expected requirements”, Anders Axebark, the business development manager for the missile systems addressed a group of Indian journalists.

    The Taurus air-to-ground missiles are designed by Germany-based Taurus systems GmbH, which is a joint business between MBDA and the Swedish Defense Major Saab. MBDA is a missile producing company situated in Italy, Britain, France and Germany.

    Indian Air Force has decided to upgrade its Su-30MKI in collaboration with Russia to equip the aircrafts with the better radar, long range weapons, and avionics to further increase its capability.

    Axebark said that the missile’s capability was briefed to the Indian counterparts at the Air Headquarters in New Delhi.

    “The German Air Force is also planning to carry out a test-firing of the missile for the IAF in November at one of the field-firing ranges in South Africa,” he said.

    Axebark noted that his organization has talked to the DRDO about the system and further possible projects in the department of anti-ship missiles, surface to surface missiles and even transport aircraft launched missiles. Regarding the transport aircrafts, India has recently ordered the American C-130J aircraft and the C-17 Globemaster.

    The Taurus GmbH is also pitching in the land based version of the missile system saying that the missile system could be used against bunkers and concrete shelters from a stand-off range of 300km and it is independent of using the GPS system to track its target.

    The MBDA has as well provided its MICA and Meteor missiles to the IAF and pointed that they could be operational in different aircraft of the Indian Air Force.

    http://www.indiandefence.com/taurus-stand-off-missile-system-offered-india-20111019/
     
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    Re: European consortium MBDA offers missiles to India for its Russian Sukhois

    BRAHMOS is a different weapon than TAURUS. I would welcome MBDA's offer and i would love to see METEOR operated on our Sukhois and FGFA's.
     
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    Re: European consortium MBDA offers missiles to India for its Russian Sukhois

    KEPD 350 is slower than BrahMos, and has a range of 300 Kms
    but is it close to half the Weight of Brhmos.

    We can deploy 2 KEPD 350 FOR 1 Brahmos,
    But both server different purpose, Brahmos is a rapid assault weapon,
    for hitting targets of opportunity.

    while KEPD 350 is for hitting Fixed targets, whose positions are well know in advance.
     
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    Re: European consortium MBDA offers missiles to India for its Russian Sukhois

    no matter which weapon we go after......its range will be capped at 300km
     
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    Naples (Italy): European consortium MBDA has offered their 300 km-range Taurus stand-off missile system to the Indian Air Force (IAF) for its fighter jets such as the Su-30MKI.
    "We have received a Request for Information (RFI) from the IAF for a stand-off long range missile from the IAF and we have offered the Taurus missiles as we feel that it meets all the desired requirements," Anders Axebark, the business development manager for the missile systems told a group of Indian journalists here.
    The Taurus air-to-ground missiles are manufactured by the Germany-based Taurus Systems GmbH, which is a joint venture between MBDA and and Swedish defence major Saab.
    MBDA Systems
    MBDA is a missile manufacturing firm based in Italy, Britain, France and Germany.
    India is going to upgrade the first batch of its Sukhois in collaboration with Russia and is looking to enhance the capabilities of the aircraft by equipping it with new radars, long-range weapons and avionics.
    Axebark said the IAF has already been briefed by the company at the Air Headquarters in New Delhi about the operational advantages that the missile would provide.
    "The German Air Force is also planning to carry out a test-firing of the missile for the IAF in November at one of the field-firing ranges in South Africa," he said.
    Axebark said that his company has also briefed the DRDO about the system and is looking for opportunities to co-develop anti-ship, surface to surface and transport aircraft-launched versions of the missile with the research organisation.
    The Taurus GmbH is also offering the ground-launched version to the Indian Army.
    The company claimed that the missile system can be used to take out hard targets such as bunkers and concrete shelters from a stand-off range of 300 km and it can track its target without using the GPS navigation system.
    The MBDA has also offered its MICA and Meteor missiles to the IAF and said that they can be integrated with various types of aircraft operating in the IAF.
    European firm offers missiles for IAF's Su-30 - India News - IBNLive
     
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    Wowie... :yes2:

    Russian aircraft, Israeli avionics and now French missiles.
     
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    ehh not much impressed with another imported weapon for the forces, India should have tried with a home grown product, imho, Pakistan have the Ra'ad even, we have the technology, The Laghu Shakti Engine, the seekers as used in Brahmos, experience in manufacturing Cruise missiles. what more would be required?
     
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    Post already there
     
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    Re: European consortium MBDA offers missiles to India for its Russian Sukhois

    [video=youtube_share;2lzdezruRSM]http://youtu.be/2lzdezruRSM[/video]
     
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    Re: European consortium MBDA offers missiles to India for its Russian Sukhois

    Can it be used as an anti ship missile,as it falls vertically?
     
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    [video=youtube_share;CWaTMntx_xI]http://youtu.be/CWaTMntx_xI[/video]
     
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    Re: European consortium MBDA offers missiles to India for its Russian Sukhois

    it can also be used in Eurofighter Typhoon/Dassault Rafale :bounce-grn:
    Good choice IAF
     
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    Re: European consortium MBDA offers missiles to India for its Russian Sukhois

    can u explain?
     
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