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India successfully test-fire nuclear capable Agni-5

Discussion in 'Indian Military Doctrine' started by Tejasmk3, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. Grevion

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    Aur kitna time lagega!:fuu:
     
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    Agni-V test-fired successfully, entire China now within India's strike range
    By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Monday, December 26, 2016 - 14:45


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    New Delhi: India on Monday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-V from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast in Balasore district.

    This is the fourth and final test of the missile that has a range of over 5,000 km covering the whole of China.

    Defence sources said that the successful test-firing today will pave the way for user trial of the most potent Indian missile and its eventual induction into the special forces command (SFC).

    The successful test firing of Agni V is the result of the hardwork of DRDO & its scientists. I congratulate them. President Pranab Mukherjee congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the successful launch.

    "Congratulations DRDO for successfully test firing Agni-V. It will enhance our strategic and deterrence capabilities," Mukherjee said in a tweet.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: "The successful test firing of Agni V is the result of the hardwork of DRDO & its scientists. I congratulate them."

    It was launched at around 11.05 am from a mobile launcher complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR), defence sources said.

    "We are analysing the test launch after collecting information from radars. The report suggests it is a successful launch," said an official source.

    Meanwhile, the DRDO said the launch of Agni-5 is a major achievement for India both in terms of technology and military might. Former DRDO spokesperson Ravi Gupta told news agency ANI that with this missile capabilities, current advisories will not dare to attack India with any nuclear weapon.

    Here are a few facts about the missile:

    • The Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V has the capability to strike targets anywhere in all of Asia and parts of Africa and Europe.
    • Agni-V is one of the most advanced missiles, which is capable of striking a target more than 5,000 km. It is about 17 metres long, 2-metre wide and has a launch weight of around 50 tonnes.
    • The missile can carry a nuclear warhead of more than one tonne.
    • Once the Agni-V is inducted in the Indian military, India will join the super exclusive club of countries with ICBMs alongside the US, Russia, China, France and Britain.
    • A lot of new technologies developed indigenously were successfully tested in the first Agni-5 trial. The redundant navigation systems, very high accuracy Ring Laser Gyro based Inertial Navigation System (RINS) and the most modern and accurate Micro Navigation System (MINS) had ensured the Missile reach the target point within few metres of accuracy.
    • The high-speed onboard computer and fault tolerant software along with robust and reliable bus guided the missile flawlessly.
    • The missile is so programmed that after reaching the peak of its trajectory, it turns towards earth to continue its journey towards the intended target with an increased speed due to the attraction of earth's gravitational pull and its path precisely directed by the advanced on-board computer and inertial navigation system. The atmospheric air rubbing the skin of the missile during the re-entry phase raises the temperature to beyond 4000 degrees Celsius. However, the indigenously designed and developed carbon-carbon composite heat shield continues to burn sacrificially protecting the payload, maintaining the inside temperature below 50 degrees Celsius. Finally, commanded by the onboard computer with a support of highly accurate ring laser gyro-based inertial navigation system, the most modern micro inertial navigation system (MINS), fully digital control system and advanced compact avionics, the missile hit the designated target accurately, meeting all mission objectives.
    • The ships located in the midrange and at the target point tracked the vehicle and witnessed the final event. All the radars and electro-optical systems along the path monitored all the parameters of the missile and displayed in real time, the sources said.
    • India has at present in its armoury of Agni series, Agni-1 with 700 km range, Agni-2 with 2,000 km range, Agni-3 and Agni-4 with 2,500 km to more than 3,500 km range.
    • The first test of Agni-V was conducted on April 19, 2012, while the second test was launched on September 15, 2013, and the third was on January 31, 2015.
    • The missile is developed by the DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program.
    (With Agency inputs)


    First Published: Monday, December 26, 2016 - 11:35

    http://zeenews.india.com/india/agni...a-now-within-indias-strike-range_1961775.html
     
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    Here's Why India's Nuclear-capable Agni V Should Have China Worried
    News18.com

    First published: December 26, 2016, 4:24 PM IST | Updated: 3 hours ago

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    A surface-to-surface Agni-V missile is launched from the Wheeler Island off the eastern Indian state of Odisha September 15, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)

    New Delhi: Induction of Agni V missile into the special forces command (SFC) of the country is likely to give India an edge over China. Defence sources said the successful test-firing on Monday will pave the way for user trial of the most potent missile. India successfully test-fired for the fourth time nuclear-capable Agni V missile that can reach Beijing and much of Europe, bringing a step closer the production of a weapon designed to strengthen its nuclear deterrent.

    The three-stage, solid propellant surface-to-surface missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher from launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at about 11:05am DRDO sources said.


    About 17-metre long and weighing over 50 ton, the surface-to-surface missile majestically rose from the confines of its canister flawlessly and achieved all targets, sources in Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) said. A look at the missile's capabilities:


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    - The missile has MIRV capabilities, i.e. it can carry multiple warheads to engage with multiple targets.

    - It’s an advanced version of Agni missiles with a 3-stage, all composite missile fuelled by solid propellants

    - The missile will enhance India's long-range strike capabilities.

    - With a strike range varying between 5,500-5,800 kms, the indigenously-developed Agni V can reach Beijing and all major Chinese cities, including country’s northernmost parts.

    - After Agni V's first test in 2012, Chinese official media had claimed that India was underplaying the missile’s hitting capabilities and that Agni V has a range of 8,000 kms and it can easily hit 70 percent of the Europe.

    - However, some Chinese expert at the time had questioned New Delhi's capabilities to actually use the missile.

    - On January 31, 2015, India again successfully test-launched Agni V missile. "The missile, witnessed a flawless 'auto launch' and detailed results will be known after all data retrieved from different radars and network systems," Integrated Test Range director MVKV Prasad had said.

    - Currently undergoing various tests, Agni V induction into India's Strategic Forces Command will give India an edge vis-a-vis China, a capability that Delhi currently lacks. China has long boasting about its ICBMs capablities of reaching all of India.


    http://www.news18.com/news/india/ag...ndia-balanced-edge-against-china-1327868.html
     
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    Congrats ! All such steps must be taken which can pinch china hard
     
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    Not a single country in the world is protesting this nuclear capable missile even after not signing CTBT and NPT. :biggthumpup::biggthumpup:

    That is according to me is even bigger achievement than Agni-V launch.:dance3::dance3:

    Also this things are supposed to be kept a low profile event but no, our Prez and PM both are publicly celebrating the launch. :cheers::cheers:
     
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    The real masterstroke was capping the quoted range just below the 5,500km mark. Higher than that, it would have to be officially classified as an ICBM (although unofficially it already is).

    This range figure clearly puts pretty much the whole of China within our reach, therefore clearly sending the message it was meant to send. While not necessarily antagonizing France, UK or US directly.

    Only other major nuclear power that can be 'officially' targeted by A5 is Moscow - but there is clearly an understanding and Russian government/agencies/think-tanks have been largely supportive of the development even during the first test. Basically the Chinese were the only ones that were totally pissed off, and their rants continue to this day, expressed via CPC-controlled newsmedia and individual think tanks.

    Even our next-generation 'LRBM', the Agni-6 which is now in development, will have a quoted range of only 5,000km. Again making it a completely China-centric system (on paper). However the most interesting (and for Chinese, the most worrisome) aspect will be it's 3-ton payload capacity and the operational use of MIRVs. This data is as per what was revealed by DRDO ex-chairman Dr. VK Saraswat a couple years ago.

    The only upcoming missile development that could potentially worry the West will be the K-5 SLBM, which comes with a quoted 6,000+km reach with a 2-ton payload. But this is meant for the S-5 SSBN class and is therefore several years away from even being discussed openly. However by that time (post-2020), I believe India and the NATO bloc will have in place a far more robust relationship and established procedures for interactions & for exchange of information, so I doubt that again anyone except PRC will be taking notes in red ink.
     
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    Guess DRDO will give us MIRVs when they have gone out of fashion:troll:
     
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    China wants to question Agni-V launch at UN Security Council
    Saibal Dasgupta| TNN | Updated: Dec 27, 2016, 09.07 PM IST
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    • China is willing to question India's testing of Agni-V ballistic missile at the United Nations Security Council
    • Chinese foreign ministry expressed concern about reports in Indian and Japanese media speculating that Agni-V is meant to counter China
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    BEIJING: China said on Tuesday it is willing to question India's successful launch of Agni-V+ ballistic missile at the United Nations Security Council. It is one of the five permanent members of UNSC.

    "The UN Security Council has explicit regulations on whether India can develop ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons," Hua Chunying, spokesperson of the Chinese foreign ministry said. She did not specify if Beijing would actually invoke these rules, perhaps hoping that Indian diplomats would react sharply.

    The ministry disclosed its concern about reports in the Indian and Japanese media speculating that Agni-V is meant to counter China+ . "They need to ask the Indian side for their intention behind the move," she said referring to the media.

    The Agni-V can reach most parts of Asia and Europe, which is what stirred media speculation that its purpose is to tackle challenges from China and Pakistan.

    The statement came on a day when China released a white paper revealing its ambitious plans to land on the moon in 2018, and launch a Mars probe in 2020. Beijing also claimed that it uses space sciences for peaceful purposes.

    "China is willing to work alongside regional countries including India to maintain the long-lasting peace, stability and prosperity of the region," she said. China and India have reached an important consensus that the two countries are not rivals for competition but partners+ as two significant developing countries and emerging economies, she pointed out.

    Hua expressed the hope that "relevant media can report in an objective and sensible manner and do more things to contribute to the mutual trust between China and India and regional peace and stability".

    The media is often targetted in proxy wars as diplomats do not wish to directly challenge their counterparts in the other country, observers said.

    "China always maintains that preserving the strategic balance and stability in South Asia is conducive to peace and prosperity of regional countries and beyond," she said.

    Discussing the goals of Beijing's space policy, the white paper said, "To explore the vast cosmos, develop the space industry and build China into a space power is a dream we pursue unremittingly". China aims to use space for peaceful purposes and to guarantee national security, and to carry out cutting-edge scientific research, it said.



    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...-un-security-council/articleshow/56205307.cms
     
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    MIRV is not too far. We have used a single rocket for multiple satellite launch so MIRV should not be a big thing.
     
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    Agni-V : China on Notice ?

    Published December 29, 2016 SOURCE: Saurav Jha / DHNS

    Last Sunday morning’s canisterised launch of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) developed Agni-V Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) marks the arrival of India as a missile power. With a range of ‘easily more than 5,500 km’, one finds that India now has the ability to hold all of China’s Eastern Seaboard cities at risk from Peninsular India. But again, there is more to this missile than its range capability. In technological terms, this missile represents the coming of age for India of a very long range payload delivery capability that is both rather accurate as well as survivable. It has a contemporary guidance package that utilises an indigenous ring laser gyroscope inertial navigation system (RLG-INS) coupled with a micro-inertial navigation system or MINGS. Both the RLG-INS and MINGS are capable of receiving multi-constellation updates from satellite navigation systems such as the American GPS and the Russian GLONASS as well as India’s own IRNSS to remove accumulated errors in their measurements. However, IRNSS will not be able to provide coverage to the Agni-V over all of its trajectory, and foreign SATNAV systems cannot always be relied upon for targeting purposes as the signal itself may be switched off especially on the home stretch. The superior accuracy of the Agni V can also be attributed to the incorporation of a system on chip (SOC) based on-board computer (OBC) that weighs just 200 grams and boasts 6-7 times greater processor capability than legacy PCB based systems. The embedded SOC concept requires very little power and gives far greater leeway in warhead configuration besides enhancing efficiency. Agni-V is not just more accurate but is also more reliable and indeed survivable. While its 2.0-m-diameter, first stage motor is the same as that of the Agni III and made of 250 grade maraging steel, its second and third stages have carbon composite casings. It thereby facilitates greater fuel fraction, enhancing range capability. In future, even the first stage of Agni-V will use carbon composite motor casings and that would take care of the issue of corrosion altogether and enhance overall structural integrity. The Agni-V also relies on digitally connected multi-channel communications within its body for the control system, thereby reducing a lot of the cabling that would have otherwise gone into such missiles. This serves to reduce the risk of failure in the missile system and increases dependability. And this has been validated by Sunday’s launch, which was the fourth consecutive successful test of this missile. The use of corrosion-resistant composites and digital connectivity within the missile makes it easier in some sense to turn the Agni-V into a classic ‘wooden round’ – that is a canisterised missile system transportable by road and rail ready to launch on demand, with an almost maintenance free stowage and storage life of 10 years or so. Cold launch scheme Agni-V in canisterised configuration consists of a mission ready missile, a gas generator for ejecting the missile out of the canister to a height of about 30 metres at which point the Stage-I motor ignites, and the canister itself that provides protection besides serving as a cold-launch tube. This cold launch scheme allows the missile to be launched from relatively unprepared strips. The missile canister sits on the Agni-V’s Transport-cum-Tilting vehicle-5 (TCT-5), designed and developed by DRDO’s Vehicle Research and Development Establishment, Ahmednagar. The Agni-V itself is 17 metres long and has a launch weight of about 50 tonnes with a 1.5 tonne payload which is adequate to carry fusion boosted fission warheads with a yield of 200-300 kilotonnes. Now, while an Agni-V locked and loaded sitting in a canister somewhere in India is not exactly what China likes to hear first thing in the morning, the middle kingdom could actually have more to worry about. The Agni-V’s re-entry vehicle shown in previously released pictures may turn out to be rather manoeuvrable making things difficult for emerging Chinese terminal anti-ballistic missile (ABM) defences. Incidentally, the third stage of the Agni-V is a conical motor which allows greater acceleration in flight and makes it more difficult for mid-course interceptors to tackle it as well. All three stages of the Agni-V in any case have flex nozzle control systems which enhance manoeuvrability during flight. Two more ‘user assisted trials’ by the Strategic Forces Command will be done before the Agni-V is considered deployable. It may also serve as a baseline for a longer ranged and heavier missile that will carry multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles (MIRV) and this missile may be designated Agni-VI. Despite, the Agni-V’s current potency, a MIRV Agni-VI will be needed to guarantee penetration against China’s ABM system in the decades ahead.

    http://idrw.org/agni-v-china-on-notice/

    Nice article by Saurav Jha
     
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    What do you think, a developmental test?:azn:

    Yes - the words are Yes. As sure as sun ... it is there.


    We have MIRVs. If you can put 38 satellites in, you can put 38 sub-kiloton warheads in .....!:biggthumpup:
     
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