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PDV Successfully Tested !!!

Discussion in 'Indian Military Doctrine' started by Ankit Kumar 001, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. lca-fan

    lca-fan Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    http://www.newindianexpress.com/nat...the-world-here-are-10-reasons-1569593--1.html

    What makes Prithvi missile interceptor one of the best in the world: Here are 10 reasons
    By Hemant Kumar Rout | Express News Service | Published: 11th February 2017 08:19 PM |

    Last Updated: 11th February 2017 10:45 PM

    BHUBANESWAR: India on Saturday successfully test-fired what is hailed as a gen-next state-of-the-art interceptor missile from a defence base off Odisha coast, achieving a significant milestone in its ongoing Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) programme.

    The homegrown anti-ballistic missile, dubbed Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV), travels at supersonic speed and is capable of destroying targets at a high altitude of more than 120 km in the exo-atmospheric region.

    The interceptor missile was fired at about 7.45 am from the launching complex-IV of Abdul Kalam Island (formerly Wheeler Island), a couple of minutes after the target, mimicking an enemy missile, took off from a warship anchored in the Bay of Bengal nearly 70 km off Paradip coast.
    rithvi Defence Vehicle, the interceptor indigenously developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), destroyed the target missile at an altitude of 97 km.

    Here are 10 things that make PDV interceptor one of the best of its class in the world.

    1. Prithvi Defence Vehicle interceptor missile is capable of killing an incoming missile with a strike range of around 2,000 km outside the earth’s atmosphere. India is the fifth nation in the world to have a robust Ballistic Missile Defence system. Other countries are US, Russia, Israel and China.

    2. Both the interceptor PDV and the two-stage target missile were equipped with motors specially developed for the mission.

    3. In an automated operation, the radar and tracking system detected the target missile, predicted its trajectory and gave the requisite command to fire the interceptor missile.

    4. The interceptor guided by high accuracy Inertial Navigation System (INS) and supported by a Redundant Micro Navigation System (RMNS) moved towards the estimated point of the interception.

    5. After the missile crossed the atmosphere, the heat shield ejected and the infrared (IR) seeker dome opened to look at the target location as designated by the mission computer. With the help of inertial guidance and IR seeker, the missile zeroed in on the target for interception.

    6. From detection to interception, the entire exercise was fully automated and there was no human intervention. The PDV interceptor is a part of a multi-layered BMD system developed by India to protect its cities from hostile attacks.

    7. The advantage of intercepting an incoming missile at such a high altitude is that the debris would not fall on the ground and there would be no collateral damage.

    8. DRDO has successfully test fired both exo-atmospheric (outside the atmosphere) and endo-atmospheric (within the atmosphere) interceptor ballistic missiles. Prithvi Air Defence (PAD) interceptor missile has already demonstrated its killing capability at an altitude of 50 km and 80 km while the Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile has destroyed the target at an altitude of 15 km to 30 km.

    9. This was the 12th test of interceptor missile and the second test of PDV in the last three years. The first test of the missile was conducted on April 27, 2014. Earlier, eight of the 11 tests were conducted in the endo-atmospheric region (below the altitude of 30 km) and three in exo-atmosphere (above an altitude of 80 km). Altogether, nine tests have been successful.

    10. DRDO started developing the BMD system in 1999, with the help of around 40 public and private companies.
     
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    defc0n 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    I don't understand the part where this will be a credible defence against the MIRVs.
    Can you please explain how this PDV system can take out impending MIRV strikes ?
    Can PDV kill the missile before re-entry ?
     
  3. lca-fan

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    To Checkmate Pakistan And China, India Successfully Test-Fires Advanced Interceptor Missile
    Aseem Gaurav Sharma

    4:21 PM 11 FEB, 2017



    India has tasted success in its quest to develop a robust Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) shield.

    From a defence base off Odisha coast, India successfully test-fired its homegrown Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile.
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    The AAD missile, dubbed as Ashwin, intercepted a target, which was a hostile Ballistic Missile approaching from more than 2000 km away, mid-air.

    It destroyed the incoming missile in the endo-atmospheric region at a low altitude of less than 30 km.
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    “Both, the PDV interceptor and the two stage target missile, were successfully engaged,” a Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) official said.

    “The test conducted to validate various parameters of the interceptor in flight mode has been successful,” he added.

    The operated was automated and a radar based detection and tracking system successfully detected and tracked the enemy’s ballistic missile.
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    The projected trajectory of the incoming Ballistic Missile was calculated on the basis of data received from radars.
    The interceptor missile was guided by high accuracy Inertial Navigation System (INS) supported by a Redundant Micro Navigation System moved towards the estimated point of the interception.

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    Once the missile crossed the atmosphere, the Heat Shield ejected and the IR Seeker dome opened to look at the Target location as designated by the Mission Computer.

    With the help of Inertial Guidance and IR Seeker the missile moved for interception. All events were monitored in real-time by the Telemetry/Range Stations, at various other locations.



    This means India is inching towards the capability to destroy any incoming missile from China and Pakistan endo-atmosphere at altitudes of 20-40 kilometers (12-24 miles).
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    India began developing a multi-tiered ballistic missile defense (BMD) system in 1999, after the end of the Kargil War in reaction to Pakistan’s growing missile arsenal
    http://topyaps.com/india-test-fires-bmd-interceptor-missile
     
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    Would a 2000Km range missile have enough space and lift capability to carry MIRV?

    Me think ISPR is telling duckr.png .
     
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    To tackle a MIRV, India's next step should be to develop a MIKRV - Multiple Independently targetable Killer of Reentry Vehicle.
     
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    Please read:

    http://indiandefence.com/threads/pdv-successfully-tested.57903/page-4#post-526217

    BTW, If anyone uses this somewhere in another forum, tag me so I can fend off the angry mobs there with some stark math :p

    Or just keep for your own personal knowledge :p

    The real BM threat is not "ababeel" but future potential iterations of their missiles (which of course needs classified information)...when one of their largest is released to have less than 1000km range and such from so called MIRV-ing, then I will actually pay some notice, given the payload increase will actually be a multiple of 100% ;):

    http://indiandefence.com/threads/pdv-successfully-tested.57903/page-4#post-526208

    It is quite telling they went for this ababeel stunt rather than more longer range/larger cruise missile which would be much more potent (but not so media dramabaaz).
     
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    Nilgiri Lieutenant IDF NewBie

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    OK dont mind too much about bringing up the math anymore, I have done so now (at the current end) on the new PDV thread started there by @Robinhood Pandey because some pak guy didn't get the basics i was going on about.

    Lets see how many come to the argument and if they can out-math me. Haven't had a good one of these in a while :D (totally ignored all the chest thumping ababeel threads altogether).
     
  9. mugundhan

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    @GSLV Mk III @PARIKRAMA @Nilgiri Gud news is we are using indigenous IR sensor. why we prefered IR over millimeter radar or radar in terminal phase ? Any schedule/plan for canister the PDV ?
     
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    Nilgiri Lieutenant IDF NewBie

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    IR systems are generally more compact these days (for homing)....so makes sense when mass and volume budget is constrained severely.
     
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    untill it is fired from mars or moon ...lol
     
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    Indx TechStyle Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Ballistic missiles fly in a parabolic trajectory, while in mid-course, a 2000 kms ranged ballistic missile, will be several hundred kms above the surface. AAD has a flight ceiling of 30 kms and as such CANNOT intercept the incoming ballistic missile (neither can PDV which has a flight ceiling of 150 kms) during mid-course.
    AAD/PDV (if deployed very close to the enemy ballistic missile launch site) maybe (theoritically) used to intercept during the boost phase .

    Net-net, right now India has developed only terminal interception at different altitudes (exo and endo atmospheric).

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    Yes, we still have a problem but we have reached the limit where US or Israel. We have boosted the probability of hitting it manifolds.

    Next is to intercept in space which will make India the ultimate dominator!
     
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    Aqwoyk Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Thaad weigh just at 900Kg what is the weight of this missile ?

    and THAAD is also maneuverable
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    What about PDV ?
     
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    no such info about pdv is in public but aad has g limits of +25 to +30 g
     
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    Really ????????
     

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