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India Ballistic Missile Defense news and discussions thread

Discussion in 'Indian Military Doctrine' started by CONNAN, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. CONNAN

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    While India has taken some significant steps toward the development of a homegrown ballistic missile defence (BMD) system since 1998, these nevertheless constitute only the ‘crawl’ phase of the R & D effort, with the ‘walk’ and ‘run’ phases yet to kick in. Several challenges are yet to be overcome, including the development of high-velocity interceptor missiles, a ground-based battlespace management system (BMS), and a three-tier network comprising BMD deployment packages for point defence, for area defence and for theatre defence. The best indications of the shape of things to come are the existing BMD systems already operational in Israel and in the US, and are explained in some detail in the above slides
     
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    The other day, there was this breaking news in Times Now about some missile test. What was that? They didnt mention the details.
     
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    The Indian Cure For Ballistic Missiles

    March 9, 2011: On March 6th, India successfully tested its anti-missile system, intercepting a ballistic missile fired from a mobile launcher. The AAD missile was fired from an island 70 kilometers off the coast. This was the sixth test of the system, which uses two types of interceptors. The Prithvi Air Defense (PAD) missile is the larger of the two and is used for high altitude (50-80 kilometers) interception. The short range Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile is used for low altitude (up to 30 kilometers) intercepts. The two missiles, in conjunction with a radar system based on the Israeli Green Pine (used with the Arrow anti-missile missile), are to provide defense from ballistic missiles fired as far as 5,000 kilometers away. This will provide some protection from Pakistani and Chinese missiles. A third interceptor, the PDV, is a hypersonic missile that can take down missiles as high as 150 kilometers and is still in development.

    The Indian system has been in development for over a decade. Nine years ago, India ordered two Israeli Green Pine anti-ballistic missile radars. That equipment was used five years ago in a successful Indian test, where one ballistic missile was fired at another, incoming, one. The Israeli Green Pine radar, which was originally developed for Israel's Arrow anti-ballistic missile system. Arrow was built, in cooperation with the United States, to defend Israel from Iranian and Syrian ballistic missiles. India has since developed, with Israel, the Swordfish radar, which has similar capabilities to the Green Pine and has been operational for two years. Swordfish is part of a system that integrates data from satellites and other sources, in order to detect and track incoming missiles.

    The interceptor missiles and the fire control systems were designed and built in India, although more Israeli technology may have been purchased to speed things along. India wanted to buy the entire Israeli Arrow system, but the United States refused to allow the sale (which involved a lot of American technology.) The Indian ABM (Anti-Ballistic Missile) system is supposed to become operational in two years.

    China and Pakistan could only defeat the Indian ABM defenses by firing more missiles, at the same time, than the Indians could handle. It's also possible to equip warheads with decoys, in an attempt to get the interceptor missile to miss. Israel has technology designed to deal with these decoys, and India can probably purchase that. But against an overwhelming number of incoming missiles, some are going to get through.

    Air Defense: The Indian Cure For Ballistic Missiles
     
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    Indian Military Wants Quick Solution as PAD Tests Continue

    NEW DELHI - India conducted a successful test of its homegrown Prithvi Air Defence (PAD) system on March 6, but the military is looking for an interim solution because PAD likely will not be operational for at least three to five years, said a senior Ministry of Defence official.

    In the sixth test of PAD, being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), an incoming ballistic missile was destroyed at a range of 600 kilometers and an altitude of 16 kilometers, in what scientists described as an endo-atmospheric test. PAD also has passed an exo-atmospheric test in which an incoming missile was destroyed at an altitude of more than 70 kilometers.

    However, DRDO scientists said many more tests are needed before the system is inducted, and the military needs an anti-missile system immediately, said a senior Army official.

    Nuclear-capable rivals China and Pakistan make such a system a priority, said Rahul Bhonsle, a retired Indian Army brigadier general and a defense analyst based here.

    "My reading is that this [PAD system] is at a technology-demonstration stage, and there would be many more trials and tests required for the system to be operationalized, which may take anything from three to five years," Bhonsle said.

    "Testing in a controlled environment is different from a real-time one, and there is much that would be required to be done to gain this confidence."

    No Induction Date As there is no set date for the induction of PAD, analysts are not sure when the system would go into production.

    "If there are adequate investments in technology and testing with rapid productionalizing, PAD should meet Indian air defense needs," Bhonsle said.

    "However, at present, this is not seen to be happening, so one can clearly say that this would remain a black hole unless the DRDO, the services and the MoD treat this as a priority area, given that this would give a major leap to Indian deterrence," he said.

    The Army official said there is room for more than one variety of anti-missile system, and that while work on PAD proceeds, an advanced anti-missile system could be purchased overseas. "Lockheed Martin is claiming an improved [Patriot Advanced Capability-3 system] with longer range, which may meet part of the needs, given that this is also reportedly selected as the primary interceptor for the multinational Medium Extended Air Defense System in Europe," Bhonsle said.

    "The Israelis have Arrow 2; these systems may meet part of the challenge," he added.

    Another Army officer said that although there are many anti-missile systems available overseas, India might be better served by producing more warheads and more advanced missiles to deter nuclear aggression. DRDO, meanwhile, is working to extend PAD's range so that it can destroy ballistic missiles at a range of 5,000 kilometers, a DRDO scientist said.

    Currently, PAD is a three-layered missile defense configuration that can engage at the exo-atmospheric layer - the layer in which an enemy missile enters the atmosphere - and the endo-atmospheric layer, in which the atmosphere is thermally sensitive.

    Indian Military Wants Quick Solution as PAD Tests Continue - Defense News
     
  11. A haseeb A

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    Guys,so let me get this straight....Indian BMD has only been tested against Prithvi and Dhanush?
     
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    So what Your Point ?

    The System is Under Testing , and Is Not Deployed

    Two New Missiles are Being Developed to Intercept Missile Over Range of 5K
     
  13. satya

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    its just in developmental phase and its a tricky task to master
    in the beginning we can test against simple targets only
     
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    But I read that BMD would be deployed by 2011...so,which part is ready now?
     
  15. satya

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    i never heard anything like that:disagree:
     

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