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Will induct Brahmos missile once ready: Raha

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by Soumya, Mar 22, 2014.

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  1. Soumya

    Soumya Major STAR MEMBER

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    Air Chief Marshal Anup Raha today said the Air Force would induct the hypersonic missile Brahmos, being developed by the Indo-Russian Joint venture Brahmos, once it was ready.

    To a question on the preparedness of inducting the missle into the force, Raha told reporters that the missile was in the developmental stage and once it is ready, IAF will induct into it.

    Addition of this missile would definitely strengthen the Air Defence of India, he said.

    On the search of missing Malaysian aircraft, he said that an IAF team in Andaman and Nicobar Islands was on the job.

    The Chief of Air Staff was on a visit to the Air Force Administrative College here.

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    halloweene Major MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    A little bird told me that there were quite intense consultations between MBDA and India about future mach 5/7 missiles (two concepts are studied atm).
     
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    halloweene Major MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    nope, not yet. A2G
     
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    Sancho Lt. Colonel IDF NewBie

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    Does your little bird told anything about the Maitri project? With the pace of that project, we should not give too much on future projects.
     
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    Picdelamirand-oil Lt. Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Sancho Lt. Colonel IDF NewBie

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    That's old news, the last I read was this one:

    http://www.indiandefencereview.com/spotlights/mbda-solutions-covering-the-full-military-spectrum/
     
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    halloweene Major MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    No sorry, ppl are very secrecive...
    Hypersonic missiles will be developped, be india involved or not.
     
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    Gessler BANNED BANNED

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    Well, India is already involved in (and invested in) BrahMos-II project with Russia that aims to develop Mach ~7 Scramjet
    cruise missiles...and it is supposed to have all versions, anti ship, A2G etc.
     
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    Sancho Lt. Colonel IDF NewBie

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    Of course and to be honest I don't see India joining France on that field anyway, because we already have such a project as Gessler pointed out. Brahmos M and the hypersonic Brahmos will be Indias future in this field, with indigenous subsonic counterparts too, so there is hardly any room for an Indo-French project.
    That actually is not even needed for France, as you already teamed up with the UK for several new missiles. The biggest chance for joint developments was MICA NG / Maitri now, since both countries could use it for several applications, but that sadly doesn't seems to work out.
    Personally, I would still love to see a jointly developed SDB counterpart of the AASM and a jointly developed ATGM based on HELINA, to improve Rafales weapon pack.
     
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    Last line in India for the SR-SAM MBDA?

    It has almost become a sea serpent: the project ground to air SR-SAM (Short Range Surface-to-Air Missile) missile, an evolution of the VL Mica that must be developed in India with the assistance of MBDA, is discussed and constant back and forth between France and New Delhi since 2007. But the record may soon lead: "We believe that contract signing is possible before starting the process of legislative elections in the country," says a source close to the negotiations. That is to say in the days and weeks to come.

    SR-SAM program, also called Maitri, is of paramount importance for MBDA. At stake: the production of nearly 2,000 missiles to equip the three Indian armies. Even if the machine must be mass-produced by Bharat Dynamics Ltd Industrial (BDL), MBDA will greatly benefit as the contract will be responsible for making the kits which will then be assembled in India.
    "The commercial offer is on the table for two years," says our interlocutor, adding that all parties involved have now reached "the end of the process." The French camp is even more feverish than the opening sequence of the election in India during March should freeze all pending matters, at least until December 2014. Unlike the Rafale, for which no notification of contract seems expected before next year record, the SR-SAM represents for a true French negotiators hope to conclude a sale before this period of sluggish decision.

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    Evolution of the current VL Mica production at MBDA for export customers, the future SR-SAM should display a larger fuselage section for carrying fuel and increased range. India wants indeed have a weapons display a range of 15-20 km class against different types of ground-air threats.

    Earlier this month, the Indian press also reported that the purchase of a batch of 384 short-range missiles with infrared guidance ASRAAM, manufactured by MBDA UK could soon be validated to equip Jaguar Indian Air Force.

    However, the call for tenders for the purchase of approximately 5,100 potential surface to air missiles short range continues to drag on, and suggests a potential complete overhaul of the process. MBDA Mistral his proposed 2 with a substantial transfer of production in India, particularly in light of Russian and Israeli American competition.

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