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IAF lines up series of sleek ‘Astra’ trials from Monday

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by R!CK, Dec 11, 2016.

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  1. rockstar

    rockstar 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Sp astra is almost ready and integration is on with LCA
     
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    Aqwoyk Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    When DRDO tested the PDV , they said in their official statement
    "Once Missile crossed atmosphere, the Heat Shield ejected and the IR Seeker dome opened to look at the Target location as designated by the Mission Computer."
     
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    HariPrasad Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Why there is no test of PDV subsequent to first test.
     
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    Aqwoyk Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    PDV is bulky and thereby just a TD.
     
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    HariPrasad Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Then why did they make PDV. They already had successful test with PAD. PDV supposed to intercept the missile at 150 KM to 250 KM above. There were some talks of putting KKV on PDV. Do not know what happened there after. Any clarification from knowledgeable member shall be highly appreciated.
     
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    Aqwoyk Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Just watch the videos on youtube for THAAD and PDV launch you will see how quicky Thaad reaches in sky but PDV takes off like a lethargic saand.
    PDV was just to prove technologies for much sleeker AD series missiles which will be same as 77in series from s-500 and SM series.
     
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    The fact that they are always on is the reason why they need heat shields and a protective dome, IIR seekers are exposed. Basically, it won't be opened only a few Kms away, it's opened when the target is hundreds of kms away.
     
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    jha 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Were they testing proximity fuse with this test ? Indian defence reporting always leaves important points out.
     
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    HariPrasad Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    This is not true because rocket engine or speed was never a constraint for India. We already had so many faster missiles prior to pdv. Pdv was intentionally designed with that speed and it supposed to carry kkc. Issue is why they are not testing that for other parameters except speed?
     
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    Lit off speed of PDV is slow due to the fact that its take off stage is derived from Prithai missile
     

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