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New rocket system to guard Indian coast

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by CONNAN, Dec 2, 2010.

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  1. CONNAN

    CONNAN Major ELITE MEMBER

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    NEW DELHI: The DRDO is currently testing a new short-range coastal security rocket system for deployment on shore and on board ships to target rogue boats such as those used by terrorists to carry out the Mumbai attacks.

    The DRDO's Chandipur-based Proof and Experimental Establishment (PXE) is testing the 4-km range 140mm rockets that can accurately target the smaller boats and sink them, according to S Sundaresh, Chief Controller of Research and Development (Armament and Combat Engineering) of the premier defence research agency.

    Developed in collaboration with the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and Navy's Directorate General of Naval Armament and Inspection, the rockets' development and likely production are being fast-tracked following the 26/11 terror strikes, he said.

    PXE Director Major General P Mathur said the coastal security weapon comes with a launcher and 12 rockets that can be fired simultaneously to rain the warhead over the intended target.

    "This is cost-effective weapon system. But it is now in the developmental stage. OFB is the production agency," Mathur said.

    The remote operated rocket system is an indigenous development that emerged out of the confluence of the minds from the OFB, DRDO and the Navy, who would be the users of the weapon.

    "It has been proposed to deploy these rockets all along the 7,516-km-long coastline of ours including the island territories. We expect the weapon system to go into production within months from now," a Navy officer associated with the project said.

    "Apart from being deployed on the shore, the rocket system can be mounted on ships too," he added.

    To acquire targets, the user will have to visually identify the rogue or enemy boats and then use his remote control to fire the rocket barrage on them.

    Though the three defence agencies were already working on the rocket system project even before the 26/11 attack, the weapon has now become "a hot property" and there is a sense of urgency to get it operational, Navy officials added.


    New rocket system to guard Indian coast - The Economic Times
     
  2. CONNAN

    CONNAN Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Rocket Launcher WM-18 (RLWM-18) from L&T

    Rocket Launcher WM-18 (RLWM-18)
    INTRODUCTION

    * Fitted on Landing Ship Tank (LST) class of Warships for beach clearing operations
    * System comprises Port & Starboard Launchers, each capable of firing 18 rockets in single / salvo mode
    * Launchers slaved to a target designation Sight (Director)
    * System automatically compensates for roll & pitch motions of the Ship, after correction of elevation based on range tables, once the range data is input at Console / Director

    SALIENT FEATURES

    * Corrosion resistant steel
    * Two-axis servo stabilised system
    * Remote and Local operation
    * Electro-hydraulic operation
    * Compensation for roll / pitch motions of the Ship
    * Reduction in operating crew
    * High realibilty embedded control systems
    * Highly interactive man-machine interface

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    L&T-Rocket Launcher WM18
     
  3. chachachoudhary

    chachachoudhary Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    India desperately needs 150 km range low-cost anti-ship guided missile to be fitted on fast attack crafts.
     
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