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Three Agni Missiles To Be Tested Soon

Discussion in 'Indian Military Doctrine' started by Manmohan Yadav, Apr 13, 2012.

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  1. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    Preparations are on in full swing at the Wheelers Island off the Odisha coast for a series of tests of the three variants of the Agni Missiles. This will include testing India's longest range ballistic missile Agni-5 which is termed as an ICBM Missile.

    Prior to the first development trial of the Agni-5 missile, the DRDO has planned to conduct tests of the 700-km range Agni-1 and the 2000-km range Agni-2 missile.

    India is attempting to test it's first Inter Continental ballistic Missile and scientists are leaving no stone unturned for a 100% successful mission. The series of tests will all be conducted between April 18 and April 25.

    The DRDO is excited for the threestage A-5 missile as its successful launch would propel India to join the elite league of nations like the US, the UK, China, France and Russia, which have inter-continental ballistic missiles (ICBM).

    The 17-metre tall missile with a diametre of two metres, weighs around 50 tonnes.

    It can carry a nuclear warhead weighing nearly 1,000 kg and also carries multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles (MITRV) capable of delivering multiple warheads at different targets at long distances.

    Agni-5 is a cannister launched solid-fuelled ballistic missile and would help bolster India's nuclear deterrence capabilities against China which has an arsenal armed with missiles like the 11,200-km range Dong Feng-31A which is capable of hitting any Indian city.

    Programme Director of Agni missiles and Chief Controller (Missiles and Strategic Systems) Avinash Chander said the exact dates of the tests have not been finalised yet. “The tests would be conducted one after another once the integration process is complete and range is ready,â€￾ he added.
     
  2. d14gtc

    d14gtc Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Wish and Pray for the success of A-5 :india: ......... Needed it badly now for :butcher:
     
  3. tunguska

    tunguska Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Is there any technical formula to calculate the speed of Ballstic missile? means in how much time it will reach to the destination? as i never find anywhere the speed details of Agni missile.
     
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    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Yes, you can. But its quite complicated. Read this page

    Orbital Dynamics

    It will take a LOT of calculations to get there. Better use a simulator like RockSim to get it.

    NASA also provides quite a bit of simulators like RocketModeller and ThrustSimulator. Check them out.
     
  5. tunguska

    tunguska Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    I have alredy visited this website 1 year ago. And i am good in Trignometry. But i am unable to reach to any conclusion as it involve the latitude and longitude angle more.Speed is important as it will determine how this missile effective against the ABM. So that i thought if any good formula avilable like it is avilable in radar technology then can be good.
     
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    Actually there's no formula.

    You calculate the initial vel from its weight, fuel, thrust. Then calculate the range and trajectory. You get the time from the burn time and trajectory, and then calculate the speed.

    You can also calculate speed from thrust and weight of the rocket, you need to simulate its trajectory and loss of fuel though.
     
  7. KAUTILYA

    KAUTILYA Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    JJ Sir are there any news on the Agni V being modified into an ASAT!!?
     
  8. jagjitnatt

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    Not yet. But we can convert it into an ASAT missile that can shoot down missiles in the sub 1000 km altitude.

    To shoot missiles in the >1000 km altitude region(where most polar satellites are) we need an ICBM with at least 8000 km range.

    Of course, no missile can shoot the satellites in geosynchronous orbit(36,000-42,000 km altitude)
     
  9. The enlightened

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    Aren't most of our sats in the first category?:sad:
     
  10. jagjitnatt

    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Yes.
     
  11. tunguska

    tunguska Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    I will definitely try to do calculation through your way. But one more question is that it is more difficult to determine the Thrust as this is multi stage solid rocket & comprehensive technical specification of the 3 stage solid rocket specification also not available used in Agni -5.

    Thrust of rocket is directly depends upon the throat of the nozzle. With this throat area, we can determine mass flow rate which generated from the combustion through the ignition of fuel and air. In total we can determine the thrust through Newton third law but comprehensive technical specification are not available for solid stage rocket used in Agni -5.

    Further speed information is necessary given the payload, missile dead weight etc because it will determine how the missile is effective against enemy ABM.

    Anyway any idea of speed of this missiles.
     
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  12. Pagan666!

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    That;s great.
     
  13. ColdPlay

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    I am more interested in A-5.
     
  14. KAUTILYA

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    So the only way out is to fully develop the GSLV Mk II isn't it!!?
     
  15. Firemaster

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    Not even with Very High Power Lasers???
     
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