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Indian Army Air Defence Systems

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  1. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    A single thread to collate news, discussions, explanations and pictures of different programs to add and upgrade capabilities of Air Defence by Indian Army.

    @Agent_47 @PARIKRAMA I request you to make this thread sticky.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    The systems of Army for Air Defence.

    1. MRSAM
    2. SR SAM
    3. QR SAM
    4. Akash SAM
    5. Self Propelled Air Defence Gun and Missile System
    6. Self Propelled VSHORADS system.
    7. MAN Portable VHSORADS system.
    8. Anti Air Artillery.

    Jointly Operated.
    1. Indian BMD.
    2. S400 System.
    3. AAD SAM
     
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    Lion of Rajputana Captain FULL MEMBER

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    A few years ago, I remember reading how India was lagging very far behind in certain sectors of defense such as artillery, ammunition/spares to fight a sustained war and anti-air defense systems which prevented India from being ready for a war. I first saw this point being raised very seriously by VK Singh in that letter to MMS and later saw it being repeated in articles over the years.

    So my question is, has India taken serious steps to build upon and also update/upgrade its existing anti-aircraft capabilities recently? Also, it seems like the focus of acquisitions has been missile systems, so is India moving towards a purely missile based anti-air defense, or are there plans to procure newer, better gun systems as well?
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Project
    MR SAM
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    MR SAM is the product of JV between IAI and DRDO/BDL , for a multirole all weather Advanced Surface to Air Missile Project.

    Components of the system.

    Indian Army will have these divided into 5 Regiments.
    Each Regiment consists of a command and control system, tracking radar, missile and mobile launcher systems. Each launcher will have eight such missiles in two stacks and are launched in a canister configuration.
    There are a total of 8 TEL with 8 MR SAM missiles each ready to fire.


    Indian Army initially plans to procure 5 regiments with 40 Launchers. A total of 10 batteries divided between 5 regiments initially which will reach to a full strength of 20 Batteries for 5 regiments with follow on orders.

    This would mean 80 TEL , together holding 640 MR SAM ready to fire missiles.

    The total amount of initial buy is estimated to be 2.5 Billion USD in Feb 2017.

    Missile General Specifications
    Weight of Missile :- 275 kg approx
    Length of Missile :- 4.5 Meter approx
    Diameter :- 0.54 Meter approx

    Range of engagement :- 70-90 km [Max] ; upto 500m [Min]
    Altitude :- Atleast 16km.

    Propulsion :- Two Stage Smokeless,pulsed Rocket motor

    Speed :- Mach 2 in first stage. [Speed in 2 stage for engagement classified ]
    Guidance system :- Two way datalink and Active RF/IIR seeker

    Warhead :- 60Kg
    The missile has 360° , multi threat multi engagement capability , meaning a single battery can counter a variety of a number of threats simultaneously.
     
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    Why do i feel 5,6 and 8 are redundant.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Self Propelled AA Gun and missile system would be there for some time, I think we had a RFI for upgrade of our Tunguska.

    Self Propelled VSHORADS are to replace the MT LBs mounted with Igla and Strela.
    Would be handy. As not every unit on the frontline will have access to a QRSAM unit.

    Anti Aircraft Artillery , well our neighbours are buying them in big lots. I feel BSF with these AAA will have good chances to shoot down the UAVs and helicopters. Few modern units should be brought.
     
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    Detailed Requirements of 250 Strela Missiles required by Indian Army

    4. Gapabilitv Souqht in the Equipment. AAD Directorate seeks missiles for Strela 10M (9M 37M) weapon system with the following broad characteristics :-

    (a) Phvsical Parameters.

    (i) Size & Weiqht. The dimensions and weight of the missile should be compatible with existing Strela 10 (9M 37M) combat Vehicle of Russian origin. Dimensions and weight of the missile in container is as under:-

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    (aa) Dimensions. Note more than 290 x29O x 2330 mm'

    (ab) Weiqht. Note more than 71 kg.

    (ac) Transportabilitv. The Missiles in its container should be transportable by in-service vehicles'

    (ad) TemPerature.
    (aaa) Operating Temperature: (0oC to SoC) to (40oC to 45oC). (aab) Storage Temperature: -1OoC to +50oC (Vendor Certification).

    (b) Operational Parameters. The missile should be compatible with Strela 10M (9M 37M) combat vehicle for engaging aerial targets'

    (i) Galiber. Not more than 120 mm.

    (ii) Tvpe of Guidance. Passive, Three band (Optical/lnfra-red), gyroscopic, Fire and forget type.

    (iii) Max Missile Speed. Should be more than 500 m/s (Vendor Certification). (iv) Minimum Effective Ranqe. Should be less than 5 Km.
    (v) Dead Ranqe. Should not be more than 800 m'
    (vi) Maximum Effective Heiqht. should not be less than 3.5 Km.

    (vii) sinqle shot Kill Probabilitv. (Vendor certification)

    (viii) Fighter Aircraft

    (ix) Helicopters

    (x) Salvo of two missiles against fighter aircraft

    - 50-630/o' - 98%'
    - 86%'

    (xi) Maximum Tarqet Speed. The missile should be capable of engaging

    targets wrth speeds mentloned below. (Vendol Celtiliuutiult).
    (aa) Approacher Tarqets. should not be less than 400 m/s. (ab) Receder Tarqets. Should not be less than 300 m/s'

    (xii) Shelf Life. Should not be less than 6 Years. (Vendor Certification
     

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