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Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

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

  1. AbRaj

    AbRaj Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Aqwoyk Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Not IMO ... Astra can't do it to 30KM from ground ..... Even A2A Range figures are different every time .... It would be some larger version of Astra with better air frame and propellents and of course indigenous seeker as it will intercept LACMs and Air to surface munitions .
     
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  3. AbRaj

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    That's wat I meant
     
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    India to scrap QR-SAM surface-to-air missile contract? Big setback for Make in India scheme in the offing
    The ministry of defence (MoD) is planning to scrap a contract for buying surface-to-air missiles (QR-SAM) for the Indian Army to replace its Soviet-vintage OSA-AK (SA-8) and SA-6 units.
    By: Huma Siddiqui | New Delhi | Updated: February 9, 2017 2:16 PM
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    Make in India initiative as the chosen company was expected to make major parts of the system in India.

    The army had conducted field trials in 2014-15 of the missile systems from Rosoboronexport, the sole state agency for Russia’s exports/imports of defence-related products, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of Israel and Swedish SAAB.

    Highly-placed sources told FE that “there was a difference of opinion over the compliance of the systems tested as there was a very minor difference and the Israeli Spyder QR-SAMs reportedly come out to as clear winner.”

    However, the matter was raised during the Defence Acquisition Council meeting in September 2016 headed by defence minister Manohar Parrikar. The choice laid down was either to open commercial bid for all three despite minor differences or go with a single vendor,”explained sources.

    It was decided in September 2016 to explore options for other vendors as well as re-look at the indigenous Akash missiles developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).


    The Indian Army had last year made it clear that it does not want the indigenous ‘Akash’ regiment apart from the two regiments ordered earlier for R14,180crore. Citing problems including infrastructural, requirement for 360-degree coverage and several vehicles for launchers, in deploying the Akash missiles against enemy air attacks in forward areas, the army was keen on buying globally.

    “The Indian Air Force does not have similar problems as the Army and is set to induct four Israel developed SPYDER units, starting soon. It is also inducting 15 squadrons of Akash missile systems for R10,900 crore — meant to guard its airbases,” added sources.

    Now, with the MoD planning to scrap the plan of procurement, the vendors are very upset and now questioning the credibility of the RfPs that are being issued by the MoD and then later being scrapped. A senior executive of one of the companies which had participated in the trials told FE, “A lot of money is invested in the whole process including responding to going into trials which are carried out in extreme hot/cold weather. The government, after going through all these procedures, suddenly scraps the RfP causing inconvenience as well as financial losses.”

    The army has sent a request for information (RFI) for a new short range surface-to-air missile system to replace its Soviet-vintage OSA-AK (SA-8) and SA-6 units in 2010, and had sought information for a 20-km range missile system with active and passive guidance, with the capacity to engage targets moving up to 500 metres/second, and including hovering targets


    http://www.financialexpress.com/eco...or-make-in-india-scheme-in-the-offing/543442/
     
  5. Inactive

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    Likely. The GoI has made it an extremely high priority issue.

    I think we may be getting some help from Israel and US indirectly. But that is pure speculation from my side (Israel would like India to have a credible system which it can network with too, for it's own protection)
     
  6. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    US won't be helping for sure. They are right now pushing for their PAC3, THAAD and SM3 combo. An Indian effort for self reliance in this field will only kill their market.

    But I am sure we are right now working on next generation of RISAT and other surveillance and early warning systems with Israel for sure.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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  8. vstol jockey

    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    The seeker for the latest test has come from Israel as part of Barak-8 deal.
     
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    Directly - not, I mentioned indirectly. You merely have to recall that Israeli tech -- helped by US ----> shared with India -----> Indirect US Help. Hence my quip,
     
  10. Inactive

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    None. It is not being fired in TROPEX, that is for sure.

    The next exercise --- maybe

    @PARIKRAMA can shed the light on the next exercise, depending on the scope though.
     
  11. Inactive

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    Thanks ... for verbalizing the innuendo I made

    @Ankit Kumar 001 for your referral.
     
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  12. Blackjay

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    The news specifically claimed indigenous seeker....
    And I was getting all excited...
    :cray:
     
  13. Inactive

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    Yup .. it was indigenous ....... Made in India .....!!!!!!
     
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    This is huge development as only a handful countries make seeker and India didn't have indigenous seeker till now. That means we no longer have to import seeker for our missiles.
     
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    Do not assume that we developed it ourselves, but it was made in India! That is all
     
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