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  1. Fenrir
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    @randomradio I don't want to draw this out too much, though I did want to address it outside of PDF since that discussion was taking a negative turn with people trolling, but NASAMS would absolutely not classify as a QRSAM like SPYDER.

    SPYDER is an integrated firing/sensor platform featuring optical and IIR tracking capabilities for Python to supplement the active-homing of Derby.
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    NASAMS, even the high-mobility launcher I was using to compare ranges and function - each is organized very similarly - to AKASH isn't a self-contained unit and doesn't feature IIR, optical or radar guidance, just communications.
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    The High Mobility Launcher was designed as a quick-deployable, low-weight alternative to the heavier, larger canister launchers which require a heavy truck to move and deploy and are static once set up.
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    Multiple HML vehicles can be rapidly deployed via C-130 where as the canister launchers can not because they then need to be loaded onto trucks for transport. The HML is roll-on, roll-off and in ready fire mode once linked into the larger NASAMS battery featuring IIR, electro-optical and radar sensors. Sensors can be coopted from other assets, such as long-range radars like Sindre II or IIR on P-3Cs.
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    NASAMS is considered a medium-to-long ranges strategic missile defense system for wide-area coverage, such as the battery above protecting Warsaw during the NATO Summit. It is not a QRSAM in the same respect as SPYDER. It should be considered Norway's alternative to PATRIOT as it serves a similar function.
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    In short: not a QRSAM and I suspect Indian Military nomenclature would recognize it the same.
     
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    All three military branches have their own definitions for SAMs. For example, the Barak-8 with a 90-100Km range is a MRSAM for the IAF and LRSAM for the IN.

    The different variants of the NASAMS would be designated differently. For example, DRDO is developing a VL Astra, based on the BVR missile. The BVR version has similar range performance as the Aim-120C. They have designated that as a QRSAM. But the ESSM variant of the NASAMS would be called a MRSAM in the IAF and LRSAM in the IN.

    To be designated as a QRSAM, you need to demonstrate a low reaction time and LOBL, that's about it. The extra range and altitude is a bonus. The variants of NASAMS that can achieve this will be called QRSAMs.

    Btw, the Akash missile was designed back in the 80s which explains its size and weight.
     
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    One of my favorite things about the Norwegian Armed Forces is how much they coopt civilian infrastructure. I mean, how often do you see armored vehicles at your local corner store refueling and picking up a donut and coffee?
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    We've got heavy armor on our roads.
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    The Home Guard patrolling our neighborhoods.
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    All fun and games for foreign forces too, like these Danish soldiers.
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    Some militaries train for urban combat in mock cities. Not us. We even invite our friends in the USMC to bring the ruckus for a few weeks.
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    Personally I love being able to look out my window and wave to some friendly tankers as the plow through my flowerbeds:partay:.
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    This is pretty cool. HNoMS S305 Uredd test fired the IDAS submarine launched anti-aircraft missile (SLAM) last year, joining Germany as the two nations to do so. No word on potential deployments, and I don't expect any public announcements.

    https://navaltoday.com/2016/06/02/hnoms-uredd-first-norwegian-submarine-to-fire-idas-missile/

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    Pictures of KMN Uredd are really sparse:undecided:.

    Norway uses an air-launched version of IDAS too, the IRIS-T which is designated AIM-2000 in Norwegian service.

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