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

  1. Agent_47

    Agent_47 Admin - Blog Staff Member MODERATOR

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    HSTDV is like cruise missile. A booster will take it to desired altitude of 10 km then scramjet engine will burn at hypersonic speed to reach the target.

    BM uses regular ballistic tragictory.
     
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    so, it is not pure cruise missile ? as cruise missile have much lower altitude
     
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    Yes,it is cruise missile but Hypersonic.
    HSTDV is a TD, Brahmos 2 will be actual missile using the tech.
     
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    ‘Today, our country has world-class missile systems’ : Project Director for Agni-IV missile
    Published April 9, 2017
    SOURCE: TNN

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    The journey through her life is intertwined with that of India’s missile programmes – Tessy Thomas, director of Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL) of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), started her career at DRDO the day the first Prithvi missile was test-fired. From that day on, in past two and a half decades, India has joined the club of a handful of countries having missile systems capable of striking in the range of 500 to 5,000 km even with nuclear warhead and has experimented with different propulsion systems.

    Thomas was in Ahmedabad on Saturday at Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA) to deliver 10th Dr Lalita Iyer Memorial Lecture on the topic ‘Women in Scientific Achievements.’ She talked at length about her formative years, her initiation in defence science and the road ahead.


    “It was my mother’s dream to see us all educated and working in jobs. In those days, there was nobody to provide career guidance, but I was very much interested in mathematics and dreamt to be an engineer even before I could understand its meaning,” said Thomas. “However, I got into electronic engineering at Thrissur and after completion of BTech got an opportunity to do MTech in guided missiles,” she said.


    Among the few women scientists at the defence technology at that time, she got an opportunity to work at DRDO with Dr A P J Abdul Kalam.

    “Right from the word ‘go’, he was a constant inspiration. I started with the work on gyro-less intertial navigation system,” said Thomas. “After Prithvi, Agni programme was envisioned as the technology demonstrator, and we made a lot of improvisations, overcoming all odds, like making navigation more effective, missile casings heat-resistant and the body lighter,” she added.
     
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    Sudarshan is closed.
    Two glide bombs in development. ‘Garuthmaa’ And ‘Garudaa 1000kg,500kg. Already tested successfully.


    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...ide-bombs-in-Pokhran/articleshow/53780015.cms
     
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    Sancho Major Technical Analyst

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    Those seems to be PGMs with stand off capability like SPICE 1000 and 2000, not LGBs for CAS like the Paveway and Griffin kits IAF has.
     
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    AFAIK there are no LGBs under development.
     
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    Agni-II Ballistic Missile test fired from APJ Abdul Kalam Island

    The Agni-II Ballistic Missile test-fired from APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast at 10.22 am on Thursday.

    Published: May 4, 2017 11:26 AM IST

    http://www.india.com/news/india/agn...st-fired-from-apj-abdul-kalam-island-2096842/

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    Agni-ll Ballistic Missile test fired at 10.22 AM from APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha Coast as part of user trial.

    11:10 AM - 4 May 2017 · New Delhi, India
     
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    New generation anti-radiation missile (NGARM)
     
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    EXCLUSIVE: Crucial Engine For India’s Cruise Missiles Revs Up
    Shiv AroorMar 10 2017 1 17 pm
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    India’s Nirbhay subsonic long-range cruise missile during a test-firing.

    Three months ago, India’s Nirbhay cruise missile was destroyed mid-flight after an electro-mechanical failure made it roll dangerously with half-opened wings. The roll glitched out the missile’s intertial navigation system, sending it careening out of its notified flight envelope and forcing the test team on ground to push the kill switch. As scientists work to clear up problems bedeviling the crucial long-range weapon effort, a related development is understood to be showing fresh promise, and could soon be a direct part of the Nirbhay: the Indian-built Manik mini turbofan engine, intended to power production series Nirbhay cruise missiles.

    Almost exactly a year ago, DRDO chief S. Christopher witnessed a test run demonstration of the Manik turbofan at the DRDO’s Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) in Bengaluru. In March 2015, Defence Secretary G. Mohan Kumar was shown the engine switched on. It was in November 2014 that the mini turbofan engine was christened Manik.

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    Livefist has learnt that the Nirbhay cruise missile, currently powered by an NPO Saturn 36MT turbofan, will next be tested in the May-June period using a turbojet engine. While the GTRE has been mandated with proving the Manik turbofan by the time the Nirbhay’s other flight systems are proven, top sources confirm a Nirbhay test powered by a Manik engine could take place by the end of next year. The Manik turbofan has been under rigirous ground and high power tests for over two years now, and scientists are understood to be satisfied with progress. Current activity includes work spread between GTRE and the National Aerospace Laboratory. At the latter’s Propulsion Division, Manik components including its fan, centrifugal compressor, high pressure and low pressure turbines and alternator are under test.

    At 425 kgF (kilogram-force) of thrust, scientists are working to reduce the Manik turbofan’s current 110 kilogram total weight. The engine makes major use of the Mishra Dhatu Nigam-developed MDN 321 special steel and special indigenous alloys. The Manik engine has only ever been displayed as a rapid-prototyping model at shows:

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    Significantly, the GTRE isn’t fully equipped to test the Manik and is working fast to add test capabilities and infrastructure. This was borne out yesterday in the defence standing committee’s report to Parliament, where the MoD made the following admission:


    The existing Fan & Compressor Test Facility at Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) has inadequate capacity and has become obsolete. To carry out testing of Fan & Compressor for existing and future generation gas turbine engine programmes of GTRE, it is essential to have a dedicated Fan & Compressor test facility at GTRE. GTRE is working out the budgetary cost of this facility to be established ‘on turnkey basis’ with an objective to initiate EPC approval by end of Oct 2016.”

    The report further details aggressive plans to beef up a non-existent engine development and validation ecosystem in South India:

    The design improvement and validation of aero engine components and modules through testing is a continuous activity to enhance and demonstrate engine performance and reliability. At present, only limited aerodynamic and structural testing can be conducted within the country. Hence, the required component testing facilities at an estimated cost of Rs.1330 crore are planned to be established by DRDO at Rajanakunte, Bengaluru for development of Ghatak engine and all future generation aero engines.”

    In addition, the DRDO is reported to be planning a twin test cell at GTRE to carry out ‘performance testing of gas turbine engines upto 130 kN thrust class’, which includes all versions of the Kaveri engine, including the dry version being developed for the Ghatak stealth UCAV. The bolstering of gas turbine development and testing infrastructure is belated but very welcome: it amplifies a recognition that India is willing to invest in one of the toughest areas of military science, one that has tormented the most advanced nations, and is currently harrowing China too.

    But the Nirbhay isn’t the end ga[​IMG]me, as it were. Livefist learns the Manik turbofan will also power the DRDO’s secretive Long Range Cruise Missile (LRCM), a weapon project revealed first here on Livefist in 2010. Top DRDO sources reveal the LRCM, currently still in a configuration phase, will involve a three-stage power system: a booster to put the missile in the air, the Manik turbofan to power the LRCM through its 1,000-km cruise phase and, finally, a ramjet engine that will push the LRCM into supersonic endgame towards its target. The full-fledged project is being spearheaded by the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) and Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL).

    https://www.livefistdefence.com/201...ngine-for-indias-cruise-missiles-revs-up.html
     
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    India Defense getting stronger and stronger, Keep this up India
     

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