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India Test-Fires Nuclear Capable Cruise Missile Nirbhay (Successful test)

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  1. tusharm

    tusharm Captain FULL MEMBER

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    India Test-Fires Nuclear Capable Cruise Missile Nirbhay | Defenceradar News


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    INTEGRATED MISSILE TEST RANGE, BALASORE, ODISHA:: India today test-fired its potent nuclear-capable cruise missile 'Nirbhay', a state-of-the-art missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

    The test was conducted from the Integrated Missile Test Range in Chandipur, Odisha, days after Cyclone Hudhud hit the state's coastal region.

    Nirbhay (which means fearless) is very manoeuvrable and can fly at tree-top level, making it difficult to detect on radar, and strikes targets more than 700 km away carrying nuclear warheads, giving India the capability to strike deep into enemy territory.

    Very soon when India's own satellite navigation fleet is fully deployed, cruise missiles will start using signals from the country's space system.

    Unlike other ballistic missiles like the Agni, Nirbhay has a wing and pronounced tail fins. It launches like a missile and in early flight the small wings get deployed. It then flies like an aircraft and can even hover near the target, striking at will from any direction.

    On its first flight on March 12, last year, Nirbhay had to be terminated, as it deviated from its course about 20 minutes after launch. As the missile went off its flight trajectory, its engine was cut off to bring it down to ensure coastal safety. It fell near the coast; the DRDO said no one was injured.

    The Nirbhay is a sub-sonic cruise missile and gives India the capacity to launch different kinds of payloads at different ranges from various platforms at a very low cost. The missile has a fire-and-forget system that cannot be jammed.

    India has had the capability to make ballistic missiles for some time now and has made tactical missiles of different capacity. But it had not mastered a cruise missile yet.

    The US had used cruise missiles very effectively during the Gulf War.

    The Nirbhay is India's answer to America's Tomahawk and Pakistan's Babur

    Source : NDTV
    India Test-Fires Nuclear Capable Cruise Missile Nirbhay | Defenceradar News
     
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    tusharm Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Friday Fury: Subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay ready to strike.

    Nirbhay, India's first home-grown subsonic cruise missile, is all set for its launch from Interim Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur (Near Balasore in Orissa) on Friday, Oct 17.

    This is Nirbhay's second launch, the first being terminated mid-way on 12 March 2013 owing to a technical snag. Nirbhay, with an expected strike range of 800-1000 km, is the first missile being made completely in Bangalore.

    The missile was nurtured at the Defence Research and Development Organisation's (DRDO) premier laboratory Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) in Bangalore's C V Raman Nagar, an area infested with defence units.

    As this story goes live on OneIndia, top military sources confirm that the Flight Authorization Board (FAB) was holding a marathon meeting at ITR ahead of the launch. "The FAB meeting is on and we hope to have the missile ready for the launch by 10 am tomorrow, subject to last-minute changes.

    The timings need not be final as it would depend on a series last-minute checks, including weather," a top missile scientist told OneIndia. India has developed all its missiles at DRDO's Missile Complex in Hyderabad and Nirbhay is the first Made-in-Bangalore-missile. ADE was granted the project owing to its expertise in developing unmanned aerial platforms such as Lakshya, Nishant and Rustom.

    "During the maiden launch, we had the data going wrong for 500-600 milli seconds. In tomorrow's flight we are using an Inertial Navigation System (INS) which has been proven on other platforms as well. We have built redundant systems on Nirbhay now and have planned the end game near the range. As per our current script, the missile will travel a distance of 300 km and return to loiter around 100-150 km closer to the range," another senior scientist told OneIndia.

    Dr K Tamilmani, Director-General (Aeronautical Systems), DRDO, told OneIndia that following the success of Nirbhay, the scientists will work on a higher version of the missile. "Right now we are ready with an excellent weapon with great loitering capabilities. With reduced weight and some fine-tuning, Nirbhay will be become a smarter weapon in the future," Dr Tamilmani said, during a brief interaction at ADE, recently.

    FACTOMETER
    Name: Nirbhay
    Type: Two-stage subsonic cruise missile
    Range: 800-1000 km
    Length: 6 meters
    Diameter: 0.52 m
    Wing span: 2.7 m
    Weight: Approx 1,500 kg
    Speed: 0.7 Mach
    Abilities: Multiple manoeuvres, loitering features
    Cost: Around Rs 10 core per missile
    Developed by: ADE Bangalore
     
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    tusharm Captain FULL MEMBER

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    AL 55I is for IJT's not cruise missiles.

    A russian engine is used right now 200 of which have been imported.
    DRDO is also working on its own 3+ kn engine DRDO chief mentioned it in one of his interviews
     
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    ankurpatrika IDF NewBie

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    भारत ने क्रूज मिसाइल "निर्भय" का किया सफल परीक्षण, जानिए इससे जुड़ी 10 अहम बातें - 10 must-known facts about India`s frist Cruise Missile Nirbhay
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    ओडिशा। डिफेंस रिसर्च एंड डेवलपमेंट ऑर्गेनाइजेशन (डीआरडीओ) की ओर से तैयार की गई "निर्भय" मिसाइल का शुक्रवार को ओडिशा के बालासोर से किया गया परीक्षण सफल रहा है। इसका पहला परीक्षण पिछले साल 12 मार्च को किया गया था और तब यह असफल रही थी। जानें इस मिसाइल के बारे में 10 खास बातें -

    1. यह सब-सोनिक क्रूज मिसाइल है। इसे रॉकेट की तरह लॉन्च किया जाता है और फिर यह एयरक्राफ्ट की तरफ पंख फैला लेती है। भारत की बालिस्टिक मिसाइल अग्नि से इतर निर्भय में विमान की ही तरह पंख और टेल फिंन्स हैं।

    2. लॉन्च किए जाने के कुछ क्षणों बाद इसी रॉकेट मोटर गिर जाती है और इसके पंख खुल जाते हैं।

    3. इस समय इसका गैस टर्बाइन इंजन शुरू हो जाता है और यह एक एयरक्राफ्ट की तरह बन जाती है।

    4. यह पेड़ों जितनी ऊंचाई पर भी उड़ सकती है जिससे इसे रडार में डिटेक्ट करना मुश्किल हो जाता है।

    5. टार्गेट के पास जाकर यह टार्गेट के चारों ओर चक्कर लगाती है और किसी भी दिशा से हमला कर सकती है।

    6. यह लॉन्चिंग वाली जगह से 700 किलोमीटर दूरी तक जाकर अटैक कर सकती है। इसकी मारक क्षमता 1000 किलोमीटर तक है।

    7. इसे मोबाइल लॉन्चर से भी लॉन्च किया जा सकता है और यह भारत को कई तरह के प्लेलोड्स अलग अलग रेंज में मारने की क्षमता प्रदान करती है।

    8. इस मिसाइल में फायर एंड फॉर्गेट सिस्टम है जिससे जाम नहीं किया जा सकता।

    9. यह अमरीका की टोमाहॉक और पाकिस्तान की बाबर मिसाइल के लिए भारत का जवाब है। अमरीका ने गल्फ वॉर के दौरान क्रूस मिसाइल्स का इस्तेमाल किया था।

    10. भारत अब तक बालिस्टिक मिसाइल और टैक्टिकल मिसाइल्स बना चुका है, अब निर्भय के सफल परीक्षण के साथ ही भारत क्रूस मिसाइल बनाने में भी महारथ हासिल कर लेगा।

    See more at: भारत ने क्रूज मिसाइल "निर्भय" का किया सफल परीक्षण, जानिए इससे जुड़ी 10 अहम बातें - 10 must-known facts about India`s frist Cruise Missile Nirbhay -Patrika.com
     
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    sangos Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Way to go DRDO:biggthumpup:
     
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    Good to hear that it was successful !! in future expecting more success.
     
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    Higher versions? Any info on that?:india:
     
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