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India Ballistic Missile Defense news and discussions thread

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

  1. A haseeb A

    A haseeb A Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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  2. Nirvana

    Nirvana Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    The Phase - I Would Be Ready to be Deployed Probably By Next Year - PAD And AAD have been Successfuly Tested

    Phase II would Consist of Two New Missiles which can Intercept Ballastic Missile over 5k Range - Missile Similiar to THAAD

    Also Another Missile PDV Is being Developed Which will Replace PAD
     
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    no problem in making it operational if its ready to do what it is made to do we can hope for improvements in future
     
  4. A haseeb A

    A haseeb A Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    So PAD and AAD can intercept the missiles of range upto 500 km,I suppose...because it hasn't been tested against solid-fueled long range (2500km) missiles...
     
  5. Nirvana

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    PAD can Intercept 500 - 2000 km Range Ballastic Missile

    During the 2009 PAD Test , A Dhanush Missile which followed the trajectory of a missile with range of a 1,500 km was Destroyed By PAD.
     
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    A haseeb A Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Dhanush can follow the trajectory,but it cannot gain the speed of those RVs...
     
  7. Nirvana

    Nirvana Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Certainly Not ,

    Even The U.S THAAD has been Tested Successfuly By Intercepting HERA Missile which has Range Of 1000 Km is Designated as Able to Intecept IRBM and ICBM's

    The THAAD is already Deployed

    In Such Tests The Target Missile Follows the Trajectory of IRBM's and ICBM's and Similiar class Missile and Acts as Such Missile and Is Intercepted and Destroyed.

    India Is also Developing similiar High Speed Missiles Like AD 1 and 2 and also PDV like i Said Earlier.
     
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    What is the timeline for deploying the whole BMD including AD 1,AD 2 ?
     
  9. Nirvana

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    AD 1 And 2 May be Tested By Start of 2012

    Phase 2 May Be Deployed By 2016-17 According to DRDO chief

    PDV will be Tested In coming Months
     
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    BMD Tests

    First Test

    On March 6, 2006 a PAD missile successfully intercepted a modified Dhanush surface-to-surface missile fired from INS Rajput anchored inside the Bay of Bengal, towards Wheeler Island, simulating a target “enemy” missile with a range of 1,500 km.

    Second Test

    On November 27, 2006 a PAD missile intercepted a Prithvi ballistic missile at 48 km altitude.

    Third Test

    In December 2007 an AAD missile intercepted a target missile at an altitude of 15kms.

    The interceptor used a 'gimbaled directional warhead' or a warhead only one side of which explodes close to an incoming ballistic missile, shattering it.

    The Advanced Air Defense (AAD) interceptor has so far been successfully tested up to an altitude of 15 kms.

    The interceptor will next engage an incoming target missile at 30 km to validate the efficacy of the missile in its entire endo-atmospheric envelope.

    Fourth Test Aborted

    A test of the AAD missile on March 15, 2010 at 10010 was aborted after the modified Prithvi (Dhanush) missile launched to simulate the target deviated from its flight path.

    In the test, a Dhanush missile launched from a naval ship was be guided along a trajectory similar to that of an 1,500 km range Ghauri missile in its terminal phase zeroing in on the Wheeler Island, off Damra village on the Orissa coast. A PAD interceptor launched from Wheeler Island was to intercep the "enemy" missile with a hit to kill at 70-80 km.

    In an explanatory statement, DRDO said:

    "The target missile took off in normal way; at T+20 sec (approx) the target deviated due to some onboard system malfunction and could not maintain the intended trajectory, failing to attain the desired altitude profile. The Mission Control Centre computer found that the interception is not warranted as the deviated target did not present the incoming missile threat scenario and accordingly the system intelligently did not allow take-off of the interceptor missile for engaging the target. The cause of the target malfunction is being investigated by analysis of tele-metered data."

    On March 18, after analyzing the telemetry and other data, DRDO scientists conclude they had figured out the reason for the failure.

    The target missile reached an altitude of nearly 65 km and then spiralled down into the Bay of Bengal having travelled 27 km.

    Fuel leak caused test failure
    On April 11, 2010, DRDO Chief VK Sarsawat said:

    “Analysis of the earlier trial revealed there was a leakage in the target missile leading to system failure. We are rectifying it to ensure the next flight test in June will hit the target and demonstrate our advance capability in developing the missile defence shield against any adversary missile attack.”

    He was speaking at the sidelines of a national convention on 'The Frontiers of Aeronautical Technologies', organised by the Aeronautical Society of India in Bangalore..

    Fifth Test

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    A test of the AAD interceptor missile was conducted on Monday, July 26. The test was partially successful as the missile failed to score a direct hit.

    A modified surface-to-surface Prithvi was launched from a mobile launcher at 10:05 am from launch complex-3 of ITR at Chandipur-on-sea.

    The interceptor AAD missile, positioned at Wheeler Island, about 70 km across sea from Chandipur, engaged the target missile at an altitude of 15 km.

    The warhead exploded within a few metres of the target missile releasing multiple bullet-like particles which hit and destroyed the target missile 26 seconds after its launch. The debris which fell into the sea was tracked by radars located along the coast.

    The AAD missile for the first time used P-charge directional warhead.

    A DRDO press release cryptically stated

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), today successfully conducted fourth consecutive Interceptor Missile test in Endo atmospheric regime at 15 Km altitude off ITR, Chandipur, Orissa. The single stage Interceptor Missile fitted with Directional Warhead and other advanced systems neutralized the target.

    The target ballistic ‘enemy’ missile was launched from Launch Complex – III, ITR Chandipur. The Interceptor Missile fitted with directional warhead was launched from Wheeler Island and destroyed the Target Missile breaking it into fragments. This was tracked by various Radars and sensors. All weapon system elements including Command and Control, Communication and Radar performed satisfactorily.

    Sixth Test

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    An AAD interceptor missile armed with a P-charge directional warhead was successfully tested on Sunday, March 6, 2011.

    A Target Missile mimicking an enemy Ballistic Missile with a 600-km range was launched from Launch Complex –III, ITR, Chandipur at 9.32 AM. The target missile climbed to an altitude of 120 km and began its downward trajectory.

    The missile tracking network consisting of long range and multi function Radars and other Range sensors positioned at different locations detected and identified the incoming Missile threat.

    The radars tracking the Ballistic Missile constructed the trajectory of the missile and continuous complex computations were done in real time by ground guidance computer to launch the interceptor at an exact time.

    The fully automatic launch computer launched the interceptor at 9.37 AM and the onboard INS (Inertial Navigation System) and ground based Radars guided the interceptor to the target (incoming Ballistic Missile).

    The Interceptor intercepted the Ballistic Missile at an altitude of 16 km and blasted the missile into pieces. It was a text book launch and all the events and mission sequence took place as expected.

    The falling debris was tracked by various radars and sensors.

    The test was witnessed by Scientific Advisor to Defense Minister V.K. Saraswat and other top DRDO officials.

    Following the successful launch, Sarsawat told the press that after launch the interceptor maneuvered in the direction of the target; the maneuvered is referred to as the “least energy maneuver. In the terminal phase of the attacker's flight, as it was hurtling towards the earth, the interceptor's radio frequency seeker “acquired the target, rolled the interceptor in the right direction and, when it was a few meters from the target, gave the command to the directional warhead to explode,” Dr. Saraswat explained.

    The warhead detonated, blasting the attacker to pieces. The ground-based radars and the sensors on board the targeted missile tracked the debris, which rained down over the Bay of Bengal, “confirming a very good kill,” the DRDO Director-General said. “Based on the data from the target, a 100 per cent kill was achieved.” The radars were located at Konark and Kendrapara, near Paradip, in Orissa.

    It was earlier reported that the test would involve a maneuvering target missile. The report had quoted DRDO sources as saying it will be “a tricky mission” because the attacker would have a manoeuvrable trajectory and try to dodge the interceptor from homing in on it.

    The test was earlier scheduled for for February 10, 2011.
     
  11. Pagan666!

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    I always knew of our capabilities! We are descendants of the Solar and the Lunar dynasty! That's our pride and heritage!
    Jai Hind!
    Bharat Mata Ki Jai! :whistle:
     
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    ABM Technology is most important part of our Defence. :victory:
     
  13. DrSomnath999

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    israel is the only country in the world which has perhaps 4 tier anti missile shield I.arrow 3 ,II.arrow 2 ,III ARROW 1 & IV IRON DOME & THEL
    & INDIA IS PLANNING TO HAVE 2 TIERED ANTI MISSILE SHIELD .& NOT ONLY PLANNING BUT WOULD SURELY HAVE IT :tup:
     
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    Yesterday read about THAAD ,today stumbled this thread.Its has made my day.never knew india had made this much progress.
    Bharat Mata Ki Jai!:india:
     
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    Interceptor missile test on February 10


    India's missile scientists are gearing to conduct an interceptor missile test on February 10 as part of the plans to deploy a two-layered Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) system.

    This will be the seventh interceptor mission. The exercise is meant to test the capability of the system to kill incoming ballistic missiles with a range of 2,000-3,000 km. Of the six exercises held to date — the first was in November 2006 — five have been successful.

    The proposed operation would be closer to the deployable configuration of the system for endo-atmospheric interception, according to Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) officials. During the upcoming mission, the interception of the target missile is planned at an altitude of 15 km in the endo-atmosphere. Four of the interceptor missile tests conducted so far have been in the endo-atmosphere, two in the exo-atmosphere.

    Soon after the modified surface-to-surface target missile, Prithvi, is launched from Chandipur, an Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile will take off from Wheeler Island to intercept and destroy the incoming projectile, which, after reaching a height of 100 km, will start descending.

    Upon Prithvi's launch, the Long-Range Tracking Radars near Puri will start tracking the target. A little later, the Multi Functional Radars located near seaport town Paradip will detect and track the missile and provide data for the guidance computer. This will compute the flight path of the target missile and launch the interceptor at the right time. The interceptor computes the optimal path for the missile to hit the target. In the terminal phase, the radiofrequency seeker will track the target and enable the interceptor to home in on to the target.
    The Hindu : News / National : Interceptor missile test on February 10
     

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