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Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Discussion in 'Indian Military Doctrine' started by Agent_47, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. Agent_47

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    Astra missile fail

    BHUBANESWAR: Two missions by two premier organisations on Wednesday. One achieved a stupendous success and another failed miserably.

    While Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched RESOURCESAT-2A satellite from Sriharikota, Astra missile, developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), reportedly exploded immediately after it was fired from an aircraft. Defence sources said the air-to-air beyond visual range missile, which was fired from an aircraft, veered off the trajectory and nose-dived before causing a huge explosion on ground.

    “It was a user trial of the missile by the Indian Air Force (IAF). The missile lost velocity within a few seconds after the firing, then it slipped from intended trajectory and dropped down rapidly. It latter exploded on the sea beach causing huge noise and smoke,” a source said.


    The impact of the explosion was so high that the vibration was felt inside houses in Balasore town, nearly 15 km from the test range and people heard a boom. Jayakrushna Sarangi, a life planner, said there was a big noise and it appeared as if an aircraft had crashed. “Since the city is close to the test range, we often hear the sound of missile and shell testing, but this was huge,” he said.


    The anti-aircraft missile, which is claimed as more advanced than the similar class of missiles of the US, Russia and France, also had failed to deliver the desired results during its developmental trials in May, 2011.

    http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/2016/dec/08/astra-goes-up-in-smoke-1546815.html
     
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    Various munitions under development or trials by DRDO

    1. Nipun - Soft target blast munition (development completed, offered for user trials)

    2. Vibhav - Anti-tank point attack munition (lethality trials and desert trial completed)

    3. Vishal - Anti-tank bar munition (dynamic trials with BMP/AFV, explosive train trials and desert trials completed)

    4. Ulka - Jumping fragmentation munition (moulding trials ongoing)

    5. Parth - Directional fragmentation module (demo trials completed, field trial ongoing)

    6. ABG - 40mm low velocity Air Burst Grenade which can be fired from UBGL (flight tested in 2015, ABG fuze evaluated in dynamic trial with flash pallet in time mode)
     
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    The SAAW test came as a surprise to me... I didn't hear any chatter about it...
    The SAAW seems to be an Indigenous counterpart of the Israeli SPICE 250 which has similar specifications.... And identical Range. I hope this product clears user trials and is put into production hopefully with a private company in parallel to a DPSU.
    I hope we are missile and muntions import free by 2025-2027 and Radar/Sonar/Sensor import free by 2027-2030.
     
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    Anti-Airfield Weapon developed by DRDO flight tested Successfully

    The Defence and Research Development Organization (DRDO) on Friday successfully flight tested the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW), from an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft.According to Ministry of Defence, SAAW is an indigenously designed and developed 120 kg-class smart weapon capable of engaging ground targets with high precision up to a range of 100 km.

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    The light-weight, high precision guided bomb is one of the world class weapons systems. “The captive and release trials were tracked by radar and telemetry ground stations at ITR during the entire duration of the flight. The performance of all systems are satisfactory. All mission objectives have been achieved,” says an MoD official.

    SAAW was flight-tested from a Jaguar early in May this year at Jaisalmer. DRDO has been tight-lipped about the progress of this project from the beginning. A team of DRDO scientists from Missile Complex have been visiting Bengaluru-based Aircraft System and Testing Establishment (ASTE) to carry out various tests on Jaguar in the last one year.

    Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister and DG (Missile and Strategic Systems), DRDO, patted the team for their efforts towards the design and development of this state-of-the-art smart weapon within the set time frame.

    DRDO sources said that the weapon will undertake further trials before it can be inducted. “More trials are scheduled in the months ahead. Friday’s test parameters are being evaluated now by both teams (DRDO & IAF) and there will be some fine-tuning during the next set of flight trials,” says a scientist from RCI, Hyderabad, attached to the project.

    http://english.mathrubhumi.com/news...ght-tested-saaw-ministry-of-defence-1.1605343
     
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    Agni-IV user trial early next month

    BHUBANESWAR: While all eyes are on the last experimental test of long range nuclear tipped missile Agni-V by DRDO on Monday, the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the armed forces has planned a user trial of most advanced ballistic missile Agni-IV early next month.

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    Defence sources said the 4,000-km range Agni-IV missile, which uses many cutting edge technologies to meet global standards, has been scheduled to be test-fired from Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast on January 2.

    "DRDO scientists are busy preparing for Agni-V test which will be launched from a hermitically sealed canister mounted on a Tatra launcher vehicle. Thereafter, the SFC personnel would make the Agni-IV ready to be fired from the same launching complex,’’ said an official.

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    While induction of Agni-V, known as a game-changer, in the armed forces depends on the outcome of second test from a canister, successful test of Agni-IV missile would lead to its series of production from next year.

    "Besides, it would help in checking the readiness of armed forces to launch the missile on its own,’’ the official said.

    Though short in range compared to its elder sibling, Agni-IV incorporates many new technologies including navigation and propulsion. It weighs less compared to Agni-III which has a strike range of around 3,000-km. While Agni-III is about 46 tonnes, Agni-IV is only 17 tonne.

    The two-stage, 20-metre tall solid propelled missile can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads up to one tonne. It can be fired from both rail and road mobile launchers within minutes while the quick reaction timing of the weapon system gives it more flexibility and wide range of operational success.
    Of the six tests so far, the missile has achieved high accuracy five times barring the first test (launched as Agni-II prime) which ended up in a failure.

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    A scientist said Agni-IV is designed to increase the kill efficiency along with a higher range of performance. ‘’The missile is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies that include indigenously developed ring laser gyro and composite rocket motor, which makes it different from other weapon systems in its class,’’ he said.

    DRDO is now planning to develop a shorter range variant of the Agni series having the capability to hit the target 500 km away. The new missile would incorporate the technologies that are used in Agni-IV.

    http://www.newindianexpress.com/sta...i-iv-user-trial-early-next-month-1552538.html
     
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    Barak 8 test by Azerbaijani Armed Forces
     
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    When it was tested first time, it was mentioned that it is first of its kind in the world.
     
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    Prasun K. Sengupta (TRISHUL)'s report on the SAAW -

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    http://trishul-trident.blogspot.in/

    If this is true, it means the whole "Anti-airfield/runway-cratering" role is only a cover. The real use will be that of an E-bomb. It's also likely that the same platform can be used for a multitude of roles, so anti-runway variants may also exist. Either way, the SAAW is an interesting weapon system. Glad to know that IAF will be integrating the Rafale with this as well.

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    how do Pks know so many things?At times he also said Prahar was Isreali EXTRA Missile :lol:
    anyway ... if it is an emp then won't it will also fry electronics of aircraft which will drop it?
     
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