The future weapons of Indian military

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  1. ManuSankar

    ManuSankar SENIOR MEMBER

    K-X series missiles

    K-4 SLBM


    DRDO is working on a Submarine Launched Version of the Agni-III missile which has resulted in the K-4 program. Current estimates say the missile will be able to place a one ton warhead up to 3,500 km away. This will provide India with a credible sea based second strike capability.

    The missile has been tested twice but still has several more tests to undertake before it is scheduled to enter service in 2017.

    Weight: 20 tons
    Length: 10 m
    Warhead: 1 ton
    Range: 3,500 km

    Est. $5 million


    The K-V is a Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) variant of the Agni-V. It will extend the strike range of the submarine fleet to at least 5,000 km.

    The missile is scheduled to begin tests in 2013 and continue till 2019. In 2020, the missile will be entering service with the Navy.

    Weight: 35 tons
    Length: 13 m
    Warhead: 1 ton
    Range: 5,000 km

    Est. $8 million


    Agni-III - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  2. ManuSankar

    ManuSankar SENIOR MEMBER

    Maitri Short Range Surface-to-Air Missile


    Maitri SR-SAM

    The Maitri missile project involves a technological collaboration between MBDA, India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and defence public sector unit Bharat Dynamics Limited. Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), a premier missile laboratory of DRDO will act as the main design centre in India.

    MBDA principal contribution will be in providing be the active homing-head, thrust vector control, terminal guidance system and composites for a modified propulsion system for the missile, while the software, command-and-control system, the launchers and system integration work would be carried out by the DRDL. MBDA have agreed to transfer all “sensitive” technology such as the seeker and thrust vector control system to India allowing India to manufacture the Maitri missile locally as well as support them.

    The Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (ERDE), Bangalore, would develop two indigenous radars for the Maitri project. These would be new-generation variants of Central Acquisition Radar (3D-CAR), with the ability to track 150 targets simultaneously at a distance of 200 kilometers. The naval variant would be called the Revati and the air force version would be called Rohini.

    The project will enter design stage in 2012 and a working prototype will begin testing in 2015. In 2017, it will enter production.

    Two variants are planned:

    A ship-borne point and tactical air defense version for the Navy.
    A mobile wheeled and tracked system for use by the Air Force and Army.

    Length: 3.1 m
    Diameter: 180 mm
    Weight: 120 kg

    Warhead: 13 kg

    Operational range: 12 km
    Flight altitude: up to 11 km
    Speed: Mach 4
    Guidance: Guidance consists of three different guiding beams, with the guidance handed over progressively to a narrower beam as the missile approaches the target.
    Launch platform: Vertical Launch from ship and land mobile system

    Est. $1.6 million


    Maitri (missile) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  3. ManuSankar

    ManuSankar SENIOR MEMBER

    Barak 8 Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile


    Barak 8 LR-SAM

    India and Israel agreed to jointly develop a new long range, land-based air defense system to replace the aging Pechora (SA-3 GOA) missiles currently in service with the Indian Air Force.

    The new missile, which will be based on the original Barak, is expected to feature a more advanced seeker, alongside range extensions (up to 70 km) that will move it closer to medium range naval systems like the RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow or even the SM-2 Standard. The joint development offer was first made by Israel during Indian Navy Chief Admiral Arun Prakash's visit to Tel Aviv in 2004. Israel successfully tested its improved Barak II missile on July 30, 2009.The radar system provides 360 degree coverage and the missiles can take down an incoming missile as close as 500 meters away from the ship.

    In May 2010, the Barak-II missile was successfully test fired at an electronic target and met with its initial objectives. The second test of the missile is to be held in India later in 2012. "More than 70 per cent of the content in the missile being developed with Israel would be indigenous." DRDO chief V K Saraswat said. Production will begin in late-2013.

    Length: 3.4 m /4.5 m
    Diameter: .27 m /.54 m
    Weight: 1,350 kg

    Warhead: 50 kg

    Operational range: 70 km
    Flight altitude: 16 km
    Speed: Mach 2
    Guidance: GPS;IRNSS
    Launch platform: Vertical launch ship and ground based systems

    Est. $40 million for 8 cell missile container, radar, computers and ship installation.
    Est. $150 million for 1 radar, 1 control station, 4 8-round launchers, & 64 missiles.


    Barak (missile) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  4. ManuSankar

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    Nirbhay cruise missile



    The Nirbhay will be able to be launched from multiple platforms on land, sea and air. The missile is being developed by the Advanced Systems Laboratory, a division of DRDO and after finalizing the design, the technology required for the missile is being developed. Nirbhay will be a terrain hugging, stealthy missile capable of delivering 24 different types of warheads depending on mission requirements and will use an inertial navigation system for guidance. Nirbhay will supplement Brahmos in the sense that it would enable delivery of warheads farther than the 300 km range of Brahmos.

    The first test flight of the missile is expected in the year 2012. Test flights will continue through the remainder of 2012 and 2013. In 2014, the Nirbhay will enter service with all three branches of the Indian military.

    Length: 6 m
    Diameter: 0.52 m
    Weight: 1,000 kg

    Operational range: 1,000 km
    Speed: 0.7 Mach
    Guidance system: INS

    Est. $4-$5 million

    Status:Under Development

    Nirbhay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2011
  5. ManuSankar

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    Naval Rotary UAV



    The Naval Rotary UAV is a project the Indian government is cooperating with IAI. It will be employed as an 'elevated mast', NRUAV can extend the vessel's coverage over a much larger area, providing early warning and detection of aircraft, and cruise missiles, surface vessels and even subsurface activity. For example, its radar could easily detect a patrol boat from 80 nautical miles, automatically detect and track surface targets and effectively handle 64 airborne targets. Being transformed into a pilotless platform, the helicopter will be equipped with multiple payloads, for multi-mission performance, enabling aerial shipborne resupply, maritime surveillance and other missions to continue regardless on weather conditions.

    Earliest knowledge of the project was in 2008. In 2009, a small scale model was displayed at IMDEX 09. The current status of the project is that an Indian Navy Chetak has been converted for testing. The final design is thought to be ready by 2013.

    Crew: 0
    Payload: 220 kg (484 lb)
    Length: 10.03 m (32 ft 10¾ in)
    Rotor diameter: 11.02 m (36 ft 1¾ in)
    Height: 3.00 m (9 ft 10 in)
    Empty weight: 1,143 kg (2,520 lb)
    Max takeoff weight: 2,200 kg (4,840 lb)
    Powerplant: 1 × Turbomeca Artouste IIIB turboshaft, 649 kW (870 shp)

    Maximum speed: 210 km/h (130 mph)
    Cruise speed: 185 km/h (115 mph)
    Range: 120 km
    Endurance: 6 hours
    Service ceiling: 15,000 ft

    Est. $1 million

    IAI Introduces a Naval Rotary UAV at IMDEX 09
  6. ManuSankar

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    Hindustan Turbo Trainer-40



    HTT-40 will be custom made for the IAF and have good spin characteristics, a reliable turboprop engine, an ejection seat, a glass cockpit, a retractable landing gear, modern navigation equipment and global positioning system.

    The aircraft proposal was announced Aero India, Bangalore, February 2009 and shown as a model, at Aero India, February 2011. HAL is currently looking to team up with a partner for the turboprop engine, propeller and fuel system. Once that partner is found and engine selected, minor design changes may be required to ensure the engine fits. Afterwards, testing may begin. Will revise when partner is found.

    A partner, Lycoming Engines, was found in 2014. A engine was selected to fit the design of the aircraft and testing began. A second round of testing will begin in 2015 before the aircraft is ready for production later the same year.

    Crew: 2, student and instructor
    Length: 11.3 m (37 ft 1 in)
    Wingspan: 11.0 m (36 ft 1 in)
    Max takeoff weight: 2,800 kg (6,173 lb)
    Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming engine, 710 kW (950 hp)

    Maximum speed: 450 km/h (280 mph; 240 kn)
    Range: 1,000 km (621 mi; 540 nmi)
    Service ceiling: 6,000 m (19,685 ft)


    Est. $6 million

    Status:Under Development

    HAL HTT-40 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  7. ManuSankar

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    Project 71(Vikrant class aircraft carrier)


    The Vikrant class aircraft carriers (formerly, the Project 71 "Air Defence Ship" (ADS)) are the first aircraft carriers of the Indian Navy to be designed and built in India. They are being built by Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL).

    The Vikrant class carriers will be the largest warships built by CSL. Work on the lead vessel of the class started in 2008, and the keel was laid in February 2009. In 2007, eighty percent of work on the carrier was expected to be completed before a launch in 2010, but by October 2010 only two of the 21 blocks had been completed.The first carrier of the class was expected to enter service by 2012,[4] but was delayed by a year reportedly due to the inability of Russia to supply the AB/A grade steel. As a result, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) created facilities to manufacture the steel in India.In August 2009, the military purchasing publication Defence Industry Daily reported that the service date had slipped to at least 2015. CSL expected the Navy to place the order for the second carrier of the class 2010, and work was planned to begin in 2010.

    Ships in class

    INS Vikrant
    INS Vishal


    It has not been confirmed what aircraft IAC1 will carry. On 18 January 2010, it was reported that India and Russia were close to signing a deal for 29 Mig 29k fighters to operate from IAC1.In addition,the navy signed a deal for six naval HAL Tejas.

    IAC2 could have a CATOBAR layout, because India showed interest in the new US Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System. Among the five aircraft for which the Indian Navy has sent Requests for Information (RFI) are the F-35C, the carrier-based variant of the F-35 Lightning II , the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet (made by Boeing for the US Navy), Eurofighter Typhoon (EADS supported by a European consortium), Sukhoi for Sukhoi Su-33, SAAB for Sea Gripen (version of Gripen adapted for carrier operations) and France’s Dassault Aviation for the Rafale.

    India’s biggest military hardware supplier, Russia, which was asked for information on the Sukhoi Su-33, has opted out of the race saying it is phasing out the plane, a navy source told The Telegraph.

    The Indian Navy had originally not sent an RFI to Sweden’s SAAB but the company expressed interest and has sent a request for the naval variant of the Gripen JAS 39.

    Vikrant class aircraft carrier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  8. ManuSankar

    ManuSankar SENIOR MEMBER

    Project 15B class destroyer


    Project 15B
    Even though Project 15B retains the hull form of Kolkata class destroyers, there will be changes in the superstructure and will be far stealthier with better sound and infrared suppression systems. The Project 15B will be armed with the Nirbhay cruise missile of 1,000 km range, the hypersonic Brahmos-II cruise missile and Extended Range Surface to Air Missile (ER-SAM) with a range of 100 km. Project 15B differs from Project 15A because of the “flush deck.” Flush Deck enable stealth as its smooth with less angles and corners.

    Construction can begin once the final Kolkata class destroyer is commissioned in 2014.


    Displacement: Full load: 7,000 tonnes
    Length: 163 m (535 ft)
    Beam: 17.4 m (57 ft)
    COGAG: Zorya 2× M36E gas turbine plants with 4× DT-59 reversible gas turbines
    2× RG-54 gearboxes
    2× Bergen/GRSE KVM-diesel engines, 9,900 hp (7,400 kW) each
    4× 1mWe Wartsila WCM-1000 generator sets driving Cummins KTA50G3 engines and Kirloskar 1MV AC generators
    Speed: In excess of 30 knots (56 km/h)

    Planned: 4


    Anti-ship: 16-cell BrahMos/Nirbhay cruise missles
    Air-defence: 2× 32-cell VLS for Barak II/8 SAM
    CIWS: 2× Kashtan or AK-630
    Anti-submarine warfare: Torpedo tubes & 2× RBU-6000
    Aviation facilities: Flight deck and enclosed hangar for up to two medium-lift helicopters

    Cost: $1.075 billion

    Kolkata class destroyer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2011
  9. ManuSankar

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    Project 17A class frigate


    Project 17A
    The Project 17A frigates will be improve upon the Project 17 Shivalik class frigates in terms of stealth. It will have covered mooring deck and flush deck mounted (VLM) weapon systems. The number of antennae on the ship will be reduced by using a multifunctional radar. The Project 17A will also feature better options for roll stabilization. Build times will be cut down and productivity improved through the use of modular integrated construction.

    Construction is expected to begin soon.


    Displacement: 5,300 tons standard; 6,200 tons full load
    Length: 142.5 metres (468 ft)
    Beam: 16.9 metres (55 ft)
    Draught: 4.5 metres (15 ft)
    Propulsion: 2 x Pielstick 16 PA6 STC Diesel engines & 2 x GE LM2500+ boost turbines in CODOG configuration.
    Speed: 32 knots (59 km/h); 22 knots (41 km/h) (Diesel Engines)
    Complement: 257 (35 officers)

    Planned: 7


    OTO Melara 76mm SRGM
    2 x AK-630 30mm guns
    32 x Barak II/8 SAM
    8 x Brahmos/Nirbhay cruise Missiles
    90R missiles (ASW)
    DTA-53-956 torpedoes
    2x RBU-6000 (RPK-8)
    Aircraft carried: 2 x HAL Dhruv or Sea King Mk.42B

    Cost: $900 million

    Project 17A class frigate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  10. ManuSankar

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    Project 28(Kamorta class) ASW class corvette


    Kamorta class Corvettes are the Indian Navy's next-generation anti submarine warfare platform, built under Project 28. They are being built at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata. The first corvette is expected to be delivered to the Indian Navy in 2012.
    Project 28 is the primary project for driving indigenisation and developing the warship construction industry in India.[1] The aim with this project is to stipulate unprecedented standards while providing opportunities to Indian vendors to develop expertise with the technology. The project, driven by the Navy's Directorate of Indigenisation, has been delayed by two years with a cost overrun from the originally estimated INR 28 Billion to INR 70 Billion, primarily to meet this goal.

    The order for the first four corvettes was placed in 2003, with construction commencing on August 12, 2005.

    Displacement: 2,500 tons
    Length: 109.1 m
    Beam: 13.7 m
    4 x Pielstick 12 PA6 STC Diesel engines
    CODAD, DCNS raft mounted gearbox
    Speed: 32 knots
    Sensors and processing systems:
    Revati Central Acquisition Radar
    EL/M-2221 STGR fire-control radar
    BEL Shikari
    BEL RAWL02 (Signaal LW08) antenna communication grid - Gigabit Ethernet-based integrated ship borne data network, with a fiber optic cable backbone running through the vessel
    HUMSA (Hull Mounted Sonar Array)
    Bomber Electronic warfare (EW) suites - BEL Ajanta
    Electronic warfare and decoys:

    Planned: 12(4 under construction)

    1 X 76.2 mm Oto SRGM
    2 x AK-630M CIWS
    6 x 3M54 Klub
    2 X RBU-6000 (IRL) anti-submarine rocket launcher
    Barak SAM
    Torpedo tubes
    Aircraft carried: 1 Westland Sea King Mk.42B

    Cost: $120 million

    Kamorta class corvette - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  11. ManuSankar

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    New Indian nuclear submarines

    Hantara class nuclear submarine

    The Government of India approved the construction of the follow-on to the Arihant class submarine in mid 2008. They were thought to be twice the size of the orginial Arihant; however, this was incorrect. According to Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma, the Indian Navy is working to ensure credible nuclear deterrence capability utilizing the Arihant class and its follow-on class of submarines.

    After the final Arihant was commissioned, the government again approved the construction of the Arihant follow-on starting in 2017.

    Displacement: 15,100 t surfaced; 22,500 t submerged
    Length: 175m
    Beam: 14m
    Draught: 13m
    Propulsion: 140MW PWR using 40% enriched uranium fuel; 1 turbine; 1 shaft; 1 7-bladed, high-skew propeller
    Speed: 15 knots (surfaced); 26 knots (submerged)
    Range: Unlimited; only limited to food supplies
    Test depth: 380m
    Complement: 110 men
    Armanment: Torpedoes: 6 21" (533mm) torpedo tubes
    SLBMs: 20 launch tubes (each with 2.4 meter diameter) containing:
    20x K-4
    20x K-5


    Cost: $1.5 billion (?)

    Arihant follow-on submarine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2011
  12. ManuSankar

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    Minicoy class submarine


    The Minicoy class is to be the first Indian designed submarine to have AIP. The ships of the class are to be named after atolls and islands of Lakshadweep Islands. This indigenous AIP was installed on the final two Scorpene class subs build in India and now it will help make these submarines stay submerged for longer periods of time.

    These submarines are to be built by Mazagon Dock Limited starting in 2017.

    Displacement: 2,500 tons
    Length: 70m
    Beam: 6.5m
    Draught: 6m
    Propulsion: Diesel-electric with augmented indigenous AIP
    Speed: 10 knots (surfaced); 20 knots (submerged)
    Range: 70 days
    Test depth: 250m
    Complement: 35 men
    Armanment: Torpedoes: 6 21" (533mm) torpedo tubes

    Cost: $350 million

    The Hindu : Front Page : DRDO working on cutting submarine vulnerability
  13. Skull and Bones

    Skull and Bones ADMINISTRATOR Staff Member

    Where did you got that pricing from?
  14. ManuSankar

    ManuSankar SENIOR MEMBER

    Which one sir??
  15. Skull and Bones

    Skull and Bones ADMINISTRATOR Staff Member

    Cut that Sir part, m still a kid. :laugh:

    On the point: almost all of them, specially Maitri missile and K4.

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