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Nirbhay Cruise Missile

Discussion in 'Indian Military Doctrine' started by Gessler, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. TSUNAMI

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    Any Update???
     
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    Nopey-nope.
     
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    India successfully tests Nirbhay land-attack cruise missile

    BALASORE (Odisha): India's indigenously developed nuclear capable sub-sonic cruise missile 'Nirbhay', which can strike targets more than 700 kms away, was today test-fired from a test range at Chandipur near here.

    "The missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher positioned at launch pad 3 of the Integrated Test Range at about 10.03 hours," said an official soon after the flight took off from the launch ground.

    "Flight details will be available after data retrieved from radars and telemetry points, monitoring the trajectories, are analysed," the official said.

    It is the second test of the sub-sonic long range cruise missile 'Nirbhay' from the ITR.

    The maiden flight, conducted on March 12, 2013 could not achieve all the desired parameters as "the flight had to be terminated mid-way when deviations were observed from its intended course," sources said.

    India has in its arsenal the 290 km range supersonic "BrahMos" cruise missile which is jointly developed by India and Russia.

    But 'Nirbhay' with long range capability is a different kind of missile being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

    Nirbhay has good loitering capability, good control and guidance, high degree of accuracy in terms of impact and very good stealth features.

    India test-fires nuclear-capable Nirbhay cruise missile - The Times of India
     
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    Nirbhay has reportedly covered 14 waypoints, 4 more than the 10 originally planned. This means the range travelled is well in
    excess of 1,000km. Some light has also been shed on the development of the "Air-Launched Article" LRCM, with twice the range of
    the current BrahMos (around 600km) and a speed of Mach 3.2, expected to be tested in next 3 years time.

    Nirbhay Missile covered 14 way Point , 4 More then Planned : NDTV | idrw.org
     
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    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    The missile has flown at much higher altitude than it is planned to fly operationally as a result it had excess fuel onboard which the scientists used to advantage by reprogamming way points by inserting few more of them and testing loiter capability. Once this missile is made to fly at tree top level, it will have a max range of 1000 kms.
     
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    There was also a report that it achieved Mach 1.47 during the flight? Although not sustained for long - average speed is Mach 0.7
     
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    That may be possible during descent from altitude to hit the target.
     
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    Paliwal Warrior Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    no it was in initial stage

    300km in 10 mins from launch
     
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    You will only see Diwali rocket first.
     
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    Must be due to the booster. The missile may have leveled off at Mach 0.7 once the turbofan kicked in.
     
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    [​IMG]

    OFFICIAL DRDO STATEMENT:
    India's first indigenously designed and developed long range sub-sonic cruise missile Nirbhay was successfully flight tested today the 17th October 2014 at 1005 hrs from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Balasore, Odisha. The entire mission, from lift-off till the final splash down was a perfect flight achieving all the mission objectives.

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    The cruise missile Nirbhay, powered by a solid rocket motor booster developed by the Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL) took off majestically from a mobile launcher specifically designed for Nirbhay by the Vehicles R&D Establishment.. As it achieved designated altitude and velocity, the booster motor separated, the turbofan engine automatically switched on taking over the further propulsion and the wings opened up by the commands generated by the onboard computer (OBC) stabilising the flight. Guided by a highly advanced inertial navigation system indigenously developed by Research Centre Imarat (RCI) the Nirbhay continued it's flight that lasted a little over 1hr and 10 minutes. Throughout it's path, the missile was tracked with the help of ground based radars and its health parameters were monitored by indigenous telemetry stations by team of professionals from DRDO's ITR and LRDE (Electronics & Radar Development Establishment). Additionally, the performance of Nirbhay was closely watched by an Indian Air Force aircraft.

    "The missile maintained an accuracy better than 10 meters throughout it's path and covered a distance of more than 1000 km," SAID Dr Avinash Chander speaking after the completion of the mission. "The successful indigenous development of Nirbhay cruise missile will fill a vital gap in the war fighting capabilities of our armed forces."

    The 1,000 kilometer range cruise missile with the capability to strike deep into enemy territory has been designed and developed by the ADE (Aeronautical Development Establishment) based in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The missile is yet another giant step forward in India's technological capabilities for design development and leading to production state of the art weapons platforms and equipment for country's armed forces.

    This was the second launch of Nirbhay cruise missile. The maiden launch last year on 12 March 2013 was a partial success achieving most of its mission objectives. The maiden flight had to be terminated for safety reasons due to malfunction of a component, after a deviation from the intended path was observed.

    Earlier, the launch preparations and plans were authorised after thorough review by experts led by Dr Avinash Chander, under whose guidance the launch process was executed.

    Shri P. Srikumar Director ADE, as the mission director led the launch operations. The launch preparations were planned and supervised by Shri Vasanth Sastri Project Director 'Nirbhay' project. The launch was witnessed by Dr K Tamilmani, DS & DG Aeronautical systems, Dr V G Sekran DS & DG Missiles and strategic systems, Vice Admiral Dinesh Prabhakar (retd.) AVSM, NSM, VSM. DG ATVP, Dr Satish Reddy, DS and Director RCI, Dr Tessy Thomas, OS and Director ASL, Shri MVKV Prasad OS and Director ITR and senior DRDO scientists. [STATEMENT ENDS]

    Livefist: Official Images & Statement On Today's Nirbhay Missile Test
     
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    I really like the intake design on the Nirb, it seems to be inspired by the Klub rather than Tomahawk/CJ-10. Obviously it has
    benefits in terms of both RCS and drag. BTW, I heard sometime ago that the Nirbhay's turbofan is supposed to be more powerful
    than the one on Tomahawk Block-IV (thrust rating).

    The most interesting part is that there is going to be an air-launched version of this (in addition to land & submarine-launched ones),
    supposed to be carried by Su-30MKI. Considering the Nirb's weight of 1.5 tons, I don't think MKI would need any structural modifications
    to carry it. The length & diameter are also comparable to the BrahMos-Mini ( 6m length and 0.52m dia) rather than the current
    air-launched version being developed.

    I have a feeling the MKIs equipped with Nirbhay ALCM could be operated by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC).

    @vstol jockey @randomradio - What do you think?
     
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    Nirbhay has potential as a nuclear carrier, but it has a small warhead, so even the nuke will be small.

    We can potentially use it to take out army formations during war. Or we can also target specific sites, like water reservoirs and electricity hubs which need smaller nukes.
     
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    The booster needs to impart a very high velocity to the missile for the turbojet to start by just the force of air entering it. So it is possible that the initial velocity may have been supersonic.
     

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