India working on Agni-6 SLBM and Land versions

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  1. jagjitnatt
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    India has started working on Agni 6 with 6000 km range and MIRV

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    Have you guys heard of Surya?
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    Yes, its development has been discarded by DRDO.
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    The South Indian Actor , Yeh WE know Him :rolleyes:

    Just Joking

    Actually Surya Project was denied By DRDO ,
    They are working On Agni Series of ICBM's Instead
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    Good luck to DRDO, and i hope DRDO maintains the timeline.
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    why not integrate the MIRV on the agni -3,5 itself.
    these mirv will effectively increase the range of the missiles anyway.

    why develop a 6000km version???:what:
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    When is the first test scheduled ?
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    I'm not sure what he means by "work has started" on A6.

    I presume the technologies for ICBM and GSLV overlapped quite a bit. Considering the recent debacles with GSLV I'm not sure how feasible the development of an ICBM will be. Unless it is a disguise for the ASAT technology.
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    There are technical challenges in implementing MIRV on a short ranged missile.
    The ballistic missiles with longer range gain higher altitudes, and their altitude is proportional to their range. In order to launch multiple warheads, a missile needs to gain enough altitude, so that the warheads fall at a respectable distances from each other. Short range missiles like Agni-3 can not reach such high altitudes where the warheads would fall far from each other.

    Another thing is that in order to carry 3-5 warheads, the payload of a missile needs to be increased, which if done in case of Agni 3 or Agni 5, the range would decrease tremendously, thereby reducing the height of apsis or apogee, thereby making the point of MIRV pointless.

    So MIRV are used on long range missiles which can carry a payload of at least 2 tons, so that around 3-4 200 KT warheads can be packed. Agni 6 delivers such high payloads and long ranges and in order to deliver that approached a higher apogee. So it is the ideal platform for MIRV.
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    Good move, Development must not stop ! I read an interview of a DRDO scientist (Dr. Pralhada?), he said that the smaller missile is always better. i think newer missile would be smaller to replace current bigger missiles.
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    Second quarter of 2013 is the target for now.

    Actually GSLV is completely different from a missile. Creating a missile out of GSLV is going to be a difficult task. GSLV uses multiple heavy rockets in its first stage, which if installed on the missiles would make the missile WAY too heavy and HUGE, at least 7-8 times bigger, which would make the missile immobile, and would require special silos to be launched.

    A missile requires a single booster in every stage. This is the reason that DRDO is not creating ICBM so quickly, if it was so easy to just label a GSLV as an ICBM, we would have done that already.
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    I stand corrected
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    The Times of India on Mobile
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    this news was from 2007
    for Agni4

    13 Dec 2007, 0143 hrs
    IST,TNN
    NEW DELHI: In what
    could
    provide India greater
    strategic
    depth, the government
    on
    Wednesday announced
    its plan
    to develop 6,000-km
    range Agni-
    IV missile which will be
    capable
    of destroying targets
    deepin
    China.

    The announcement is
    seen as a
    move to send out strong
    signals
    to countries in the
    neighbourhood. Any
    missile with
    a range of more than
    5,000 km
    stationed in south or
    central
    India would be out of the
    range
    of most capable missiles
    in
    Pakistan's arsenal while it
    would
    be able to hit targets in
    eastern
    and northern China with
    cities
    like Beijing and Shanghai
    in its
    ambit.
    The 3,500-km Agni-III,
    which was
    successfully test-fired in
    April,
    will not be able to reach
    cities
    like Beijing unless it is
    deployed
    in eastern states near the
    Chinese border.
    Top scientist V K Saraswat
    of
    the Defence Research
    and
    Development
    Organisation
    (DRDO) said the Agni-IV
    project was in the
    design
    stage and its trials and
    development could take
    a few
    years.

    Saraswat said the DRDO
    would carry out three
    more
    tests of Agni-III over the
    next
    yearwith the second trial
    of
    the missile slated by June.
    The
    3,500-km range missile,
    which
    has the capacity to carry a
    nuclear payload of upto
    1.5
    tonnes, is likely to be
    inducted
    into the forces by 2009
    after
    at least three successful
    tests.
    The DRDO scientist said
    India
    would have a complete
    ballistic
    missile defence (BMD)
    system in
    three years — ready and
    deployed. The system will
    have
    interceptor missiles that
    can hit
    targets 50-km above the
    atmosphere and
    supersonic
    interceptors that can
    eliminate
    endo-atmospheric targets
    15-km
    within the atmosphere.
    Believed to be superior to
    America's Patriot, the
    BMD
    system has been in
    development
    for the last eight years. As
    part
    of the programme, the
    Prithvi air
    defence missile was tested
    in
    November 2006 while
    advanced
    air defence interceptor
    was
    tested this month.
    The development of
    6,000-km
    Agni-IV also indicates
    that the
    country has shelved
    plans to
    develop Inter-
    Continental
    Ballistic Missiles which
    would
    have hit far away
    targets. There had been
    speculations of
    India developing an
    ICBM
    named Surya with a
    range of
    more than 10,000-km.

    However,
    in light of the ongoing
    negotiations on Indo-US
    nuclear
    deal, it is quite possible
    that
    India may not like to
    annoy US.

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