BMD System - AAD-02: Articles only

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BMD System - AAD-02: Articles only

Postby JaiS » 07 Dec 2007 09:54

This thread is to archive all news, articles, photos and videos pertaining to the AAD / endo-atmospheric BMD system's test. Please carry on the discussions in the other Missile technology thread. Thanks.

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Archived threads, discussing the Exo-Atmospheric system are archived below :

http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?t=2684

http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?t=2686

http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?t=2688

http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?t=2705

http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?t=2687

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India test fires Advanced Air Defence missiles

Thursday December 6 2007

PTI

BALASORE: As part of efforts to develop a multi-layer interceptor missile system, India on Thursday successfully test fired an indigenously-built Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile capable of destroying hostile missiles at low altitude from the integrated test range off Orissa coast.

The trial was conducted from two different launch sites of the ITR in the Bay Of Bengal in the presence of top defence scientists, defence sources said.


The target missile, a modified indigenously-built Prithvi, was first test fired from a mobile launcher at 1100 hours from ITR's launch complex-3 at Chandipur-on-sea while two minutes 40 seconds later the interceptor was fired from Wheeler's Island 70 nautical miles from here to destroy it at an altitude of 15 km in mid air.

The entire trial starting from launch to interception and destruction of the target was successful meeting all the required data, an official associated with the test said.

Now detailed results, specifically the kill effects of the interceptor of the co-ordinate exercise, would be assessed by analysing data from multiple source, he said.

Yet to get a formal name, this hypersonic new interceptor missile is termed as AAD-02 meant to be engaged in Endo-Atmospheric conditions, the official said.

An Exo-atmospheric interceptor missile PAD-01 had been successfully tested on November 27, 2006 to destroy an incoming Prithvi missile at an altitude of 50 km while a solo and mock trial of the present variant was conducted on December two, 2007 with a simulated electronic target from the wheelers island, they said.

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Postby JaiS » 07 Dec 2007 09:57

Missile test: scientists ecstatic

[b]Wheeler Island (Orissa): Thursday’s successful testing of a hypersonic interceptor missile by India has made scientists jubilant.

A deafening applause broke out in the Mission Control Centre (MCC) on Wheeler Island as top Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) scientists watched the grand finale.

Amidst joyous scenes, they lifted V.K. Saraswat, Mission Director and Chief Controller, DRDO R&D, (Missiles and Strategic Systems) and kept chanting “DRDO Zindabad.â€

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Postby JaiS » 07 Dec 2007 10:00

Interceptor missile scores ‘direct hit’

[b]Wheeler Island: Elated by the success of the interceptor missile test on Thursday from Wheeler Island, off Orissa, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is planning to take on “harder challengesâ€

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Postby JaiS » 07 Dec 2007 10:21

LAUNCHING PLATFORMS FOR AAD PROGRAMME ( includes picture )

A mobile multi-role launching platform based on state-of-the-art all electric servodrive technology incorporating low voltage, high performance DC servomotors and PWM drive has been developed for AAD missile.

The launcher has been configured on TATRA VVL 8 x 8 platform and is capable of multi-axes positioning of heavy payload of missile in various modes like inclined and vertical launch with high level of pointing accuracy. The launcher has ‘stop-slew-launch’ and ‘launch-while-track’ capability. The launcher is also capable of launching canisterised as well as non-canisterised missiles. It can operate in an automatic manner from a local as well as a remote Launch Control Centre (LCC) situated 500 m away and can faithfully execute the positioning and tracking commands generated by the LCC.

A closed loop servo drive system employing all electric servodrive technology has been used in the launcher to enable fast and accurate positioning of the missiles in multiple axis. The electric drive technology has been selected specially for its advantages of compact size, high power-to-weight and torque-to-inertia ratio resulting in fast response and quick reversibility. It also offers other advantages of high reliability, clean and silent operation as well as reduced maintenance and modular construction.

The servodrive has been designed using state-of-the-art highly efficient linear electromechanical actuators (LMA), low voltage DC servomotors, and PWM drive. The low voltage DC motors operate on 28 V DC supply and enable operation of the launcher even on 28 V batteries other than normal diesel generator set-based power source. This enables silent and uninterrupted operation of launcher if need be. The LMA employing ball screws have been designed with a specific view of achieving high positional accuracy due to minimum backlash and high rigidity at the same time providing high transmission efficiency (> 90 per cent).


The elevation drive system of launcher has been designed using twin DC motors driving a common payload through a ball screw. The twin motors have been synchronised mechanically through a special custom-built gear box to offer a highly efficient, compact and jam proof drive system. The gear box is planetary type and has been designed to provide high efficiency, minimum backlash and high stiffness and at the same time offering large speed reduction (torque amplification) in a very compact size and minimum weight.


The launcher platform structure and mechanisms have been configured and designed using latest CAD and CAE tools such as IDEAS, Solid Works, etc. It has been further optimised for weight and stiffness using ANSYS FEA package. The structure has been configured as a 3-D space structure and fabricated out of SA 516 Gr 70, specifically been selected for low temperature impact proportion.



An automatic platform levelling system employing electromechanical outriggers has been provided on the launcher. It consist of DC servomotors and power screws operating in a closed loop manner under the commands of a dedicated microporcessor-based controller. The usage of electromechanical actuators enables high reliability, minimum maintenance, and manual operation in addition to automatic. An innovative and novel concept of using torsion bars as a mechanism for energy storage had led to substantial reduction in the drive power requirement of the launcher resulting into usage of a lower capacity actuator and power source system. It is capable of being deployed on any cross-country condition and can be automatically levelled using electromechanical outriggers.



The AAD launcher is capable of operating in universal power supply scheme and has been installed with a diesel PTO driven generator set. The launcher controller is designed based on state-of-the-art technology incorporating hardware independent configuration and digital controls based on realtime operating system (RTOS), VME architecture, power PC processor and CPLDs. DRDO has also successfully developed mobile tracked vehicle-based launchers for Akash and Trishul missiles. The operation of these launchers is fully automatic and is remotely controlled by a `Battery Control Centre’, situated 500 m away. Control is affected via radio or line links. The launchers are microprocessor driven and controlled through an electromechanical servodrive system. They have their own inbuilt gas turbine driven generators. These systems have undergone all the technical trials successfully including track trials, electromagnetic interference/electromagnetic compatibility trials, and flight trials.

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Postby JaiS » 07 Dec 2007 10:26

This was just before the actual AAD-02 test

Interceptor missile to be launched today from Wheeler Island

[b]Wheeler Island (off Dhamra, Orissa): The tranquil Wheeler Island, off the Orissa coast, has turned into a beehive of pre-launch activity with a crucial, hypersonic interceptor missile test scheduled to take place on Thursday.

The 7.5- metre tall interceptor missile named Advanced Air Defence (AAD-02) stood on its mobile launcher on the beachfront on Wednesday afternoon. The missile, painted in white, carried the emblem of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on top and the legends “Programme AD (Area Defence), AAD-02â€

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Postby JaiS » 07 Dec 2007 10:31

From 2003, a brief bio. of Mr. D.S. Reddy ( vehicle director for the interceptor )

[url=http://www.drdo.com/pub/nl/oct2003/personnel.htm]PERSONNEL NEWS
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Shri D S Reddy joined Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad, in 1973 after completing MSc in Physics. During his initial tenure from 1973-1985, he worked in the areas of development and testing of reserve batteries for missile systems. After successful completion of development of silver oxide reserve battery, he was instrumental in transferring the technology for production to an agency which is the main source presently for the supply of reserve batteries to missile systems. Subsequently, he was assigned the tasks of the electrical system design, development, testing and evaluation for Prithvi weapon system.

He started the tasks initially at DRDL and later continued with the tasks after his transfer to RCI in 1987. Currently, he is working in the areas of electrical integration and testing of Prithvi Variants and Air Defence Flight Vehicles. :mrgreen: :)


DRDO AWARDS 2006

Prime Minister gave away DRDO Awards for the year 2006 to scientists, establishments and private sector firmsin New Delhi, on July 07, 2007.

Dr. SK Vasudeva & his team (Shri MR Gangur, Shri DS Reddy, Shri M Gurubasavraj, Shri S Gopinath, Shri PK Khosla, Shri Sreenivasan, Shri Amod Mathur, Smt U Jeya Shanti and Shri Gopi Chand) from System Planning & Implementation Centre, New Delhi and other laboratories for outstanding and innovative contributions in the design and development of indigenous armament system for a strategic programme of national importance.:mrgreen: :)

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Postby JaiS » 07 Dec 2007 10:47

In preparation of the test

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Postby JaiS » 07 Dec 2007 10:49

X-posting Arun_S's post.

Arun_S wrote:
My estimate of 7.8 meter length is quite close to press reported length of 7.5 meter 8) {This no cheating :twisted:}

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Postby JaiS » 07 Dec 2007 10:58

Advanced Air Defence missile test fired

The seven-meter long AAD interceptor is a single stage solid rocket propelled guided missile, equipped with an inertial navigation system, a hi-tech computer and an electro- mechanical activator totally under command by the data uplinked from the sophisticated ground based radars to the interceptor, sources said.

Though AAD missile is designed to reach an altitude of almost 30 (kilo) meters above the launch surface, today's trial was conducted within 15 km altitude from it, they added.

The interceptor missile had its own mobile launcher, secure data link for interception, independent tracking and homing capabilities and its own radars.


The trial was conducted in the presence of top defence scientists including V K Saraswat, Chief Controller of DRDO's research and development (missile and strategic systems), they said.

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Postby JaiS » 09 Dec 2007 01:09

DRDO eyes launch of integrated air defence system

HYDERABAD: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is planning a demonstration of integrated air defence system in exo-atmosphere (above 40 km altitude) and endo-atmosphere (below 30 km) before June next year.

This follows the successful test-fire of an interceptor missile from the Wheeler Island on Thursday.

Target aircraft

The system will also have built-in features to double up as a tactical missile apart from functioning as an extended air defence system to engage target aircraft beyond 100 km, said Chief Controller, DRDO R&D (Missiles and Strategic Systems), V.K. Saraswat, and directors of the missiles complex at a news conference on Saturday.


The team made a video presentation of the lift-off of ‘AAD-02’ (Advanced Air Defence), the interceptor missile, and its homing in on target missile ‘TGT-04’ with the help of radars at Konark and Paradip.

The AAD-02 weighed 1.2 tonnes and the TGT-04 4.5 tonnes, Dr. Saraswat said.

He added that the entire interceptor missile system was home grown except the radars acquired from Israel and France.

The country had also embarked on a programme to indigenise radars to put in place a standalone approach.

Latest project

Dr. Saraswat said the motivation for the latest project was the acquisition of ballistic missiles by other countries.

Thursday’s demonstration showed India’s capability to defend itself against 2,000-km range missile systems. { :?: Previous articles point to this range of missiles being the next milestone }


Answering a question on the possibility of India expanding its ballistic missile technology system, Dr. Saraswat said it was a continuous game based on proliferation programmes between countries in the region.

Rs.2,000 crore spent

India had spent Rs.2,000 crore on its activity in the last seven years while the U.S. has been spending $2 billion each year since the 1980s.

With the latest successful launch, India joins the exclusive club of the United States, Russia, France and Israel in having such an effective air defence system.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation planned a few more trials in the coming years.

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Was it for real?

Postby AdityaM » 09 Dec 2007 02:38

Went through the link given by JaiS:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHmbvscPx0A

And then saw the video at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfB_3bv3aNc

If you compare the impact/explosion images in both videos, you will realise that both are the same!!
some coincidence this. :(



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Postby rgsrini » 09 Dec 2007 03:20

Good work AdityaM. I watched it again and in the link related to Indian test, it clearly shows "Source:DOD" during the explosion. That part is clearly added by the over zealous media to make it more interesting to aam janta...

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Postby arun » 09 Dec 2007 21:32



Those pictures have been lifted from PIB without attribution.

Here they are direct from PIB (plus an extra one).

Thanks to Gerard for the digging up the links :

http://pib.nic.in/photo/2007/Dec/l2007120615939.jpg

http://pib.nic.in/photo/2007/Dec/l2007120615940.jpg

http://pib.nic.in/photo/2007/Dec/l2007120615941.jpg

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Postby ramana » 10 Dec 2007 20:49

Op-Ed Pioneer, 12/10/07

India in star wars

The Pioneer Edit Desk

DRDO scores a big hit with AAD-02

India, surrounded by countries armed with ICBMs and IRBMs, will have an added sense of security now that the endo-atmospheric (sub-30 km altitude) interceptor missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation has passed its first test successfully. Named Advanced Air Defence (AAD-02), the single-stage solid rocket propelled missile equipped with an inertial navigation system scored a "direct hit" -- India is the first country to have achieved this feat in the first attempt -- and destroyed a simulated ballistic target missile over the Bay of Bengal. Much as the interceptor projectile may be inspired by any of the comparable technologies of the American PAC-3, Israeli Arrow-2 or Russian S-300V, what sets it apart is that it has been indigenously developed. It may be recalled that a year ago, the DRDO had come in for much ridicule from defence analysts after it declared its "successful" exo-atmospheric (greater than 40 km altitude) interception test using an improvised version of the Prithvi missile barely a few days after the Army had rejected the Main Battle Tank on account of over heating. Without getting into the merits of that event, Thursday's test must be appreciated. It followed an officially announced, well-planned and convincingly described programme, adding credibilty to DRDO's claim. Along with the strike capability of this surface-to-surface missile manoeuvred by a high-speed computer and an electro-mechanical activator, the manner in which an array of Long Range Tracking Radar Stations, the multi-functional fire control radar, the mission control centre, the mobile communication terminal and the interceptor from a mobile launcher worked in tandem was an engineering marvel.

However, we must bear in mind that stopping ballistic missiles in the air remains a virtual impossibility. In the 1991 First Gulf War, a few of the 1956 vintage Scuds were able to bypass Patriots -- showcasing the latest technology back then -- to hit Tel Aviv. Given this scenario, what chances does a Prithvi interceptor flying at 500 metres/ second stand against an incoming made-in-China Shaheen whose velocity is more than 3,360 m/s? But the tested interceptor can indeed block M-9 and M-11 class of missiles that Pakistan and China possess. Second, the "star wars" technology is constantly being upgraded: PAC-3 has already been tested for collision at the velocity 3,333.3 m/s. There is no reason why our Prithvi can't catch up. Third, fortunately, no war is imminent. Now the only valid scepticism regarding this method is how and where the interceptor hits an incoming missile. Anything but a head-on collision and complete destruction of the latter would mean that after being clumsily interrupted, it may not hit its target, but cause massive damage to life and property wherever the debris fall aimlessly. That is why the DRDO must equip its missiles with "near zero missed distance" accuracy of four to six metres. This is the new challenge.


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Postby JCage » 10 Dec 2007 22:22

Given this scenario, what chances does a Prithvi interceptor flying at 500 metres/ second stand against an incoming made-in-China Shaheen whose velocity is more than 3,360 m/s? But the tested interceptor can indeed block M-9 and M-11 class of missiles that Pakistan and China possess.


Could Arun S write to the Pioneer guys and educate them? A few lines should make them understand what they are talking about.
The Shaheen has a range of 2.5 K Km and per what has been discussed, the PAD/AAD can deal with this threat as well by the time the development is complete.

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Postby JCage » 10 Dec 2007 22:41

I think the time has come to share this.

In 2003, DRDO published about its radar efforts.

And this was also there:

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The array and more importantly the facility speak for themselves.

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Postby Arun_S » 11 Dec 2007 22:16


Very cool.

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Postby Katare » 11 Dec 2007 23:30

Arun_S wrote:

Very cool.


For a layman it would look like that missiles missed each other as the tracks continue in two distinct trajectories. It seems there were no explosives either.

DRDo is providing cool videos and pictures first hand!!!! :twisted:

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Postby JCage » 12 Dec 2007 00:01

Thats not the radar picture..but a GUI which just plots the ballistic path of each missile. Remember, they got to know the test was successful from the LRTR plot which showed debris.

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Postby Arun_S » 12 Dec 2007 02:52

Jcage: Correct.

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India says to have missile defence system in 3 yrs

Postby sunilUpa » 12 Dec 2007 20:34

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The first tests of India's home-grown anti-ballistic missile system have been successful and the country expects it to be ready for military use in three years, its top missile scientist said on Wednesday.

India is also designing Agni IV, a new version of its longest-range ballistic missile, which will be capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and hit targets more than 5,000 km away, V.K. Saraswat said.

The announcement came days after defence scientists said they had conducted a successful second test of an interceptor missile that destroyed a supersonic missile at an altitude of 15 km on the country's east coast.

India needed a missile shield as it had a policy not to use nuclear weapons unless it became a victim of a nuclear attack, Saraswat said, adding that this made India the fourth country after the U.S., Russia and Israel with such a capability.

"Suppose tomorrow there is a missile taking off somewhere in our vicinity, I do not know whether it is coming with a nuclear tip or a conventional warhead," he told a news conference.

"If I keep quiet and wait for it to fall on my city and then start sending my own deterrent missile, by the time a lot of damage is done," he said. "It is essential you have a system which will first take on that kind of a threat.

"Because we have a ballistic missile defence system ... a country which has a small arsenal will think twice before it ventures," he said in an apparent reference to old rival Pakistan. :D Now to expect pukis to think before doing anything.....

MILITARY BALANCE

India's indigenous missile programme has built short- and long-range missiles, including one that can hit targets deep inside China.

It has fought three wars with Pakistan and was on the brink of a fourth in 2002, and also fought a brief border war with China in 1962. Both China and Pakistan have their own missile arsenals that are capable of reaching almost all of India.

While China does not have a known anti-ballistic missile system, Indian scientists said its anti-satellite missile tested in January could easily be modified to meet this need.

Although India's relations with both neighbours have been largely peaceful in recent times, New Delhi says its defence forces, the world's fourth largest, have to be modernised and deterrents put in place to ensure stability.

New Delhi has been in preliminary talks with the United States to consider its Patriot PAC-3 air missile defence system and with Israel for its Arrow system.

But with those deals expected to take years to materialise, if at all, India was pursuing its own programme, experts said.

Saraswat said Israel and France had initially provided a few of the technologies needed for the anti-ballistic missile system which could also be used against cruise missiles.
The project was started in late 1998, months after India and Pakistan conducted tit-for-tat nuclear tests, he said
"We have to do more flight trials ... to establish reliability and repeatability," Saraswat said. "So I expect three years time for it to come to that level."

Asked if the new system would alter the military balance in the region, he said: "It is a defensive posture of our country, not an offensive posture. It doesn't alter the balance.

"It is just my capability to defend myself."


reuters

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Postby JCage » 12 Dec 2007 21:46

Please excuse repeat posts:

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[quote]India’s interceptor missile test yields new surface-to-surface missile as a spin off

India’s interceptor missile test yields new surface-to-surface missile as a spin off
December 12th, 2007 - 9:23 pm ICT by admin - Email This Post
New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): Two successful interceptor missile tests carried out by Indian scientists as part of the country’s ballistic missile defence program in the first week of December has led to development of a new surface-to-surface missile that could be possibly named as ‘Ashvin’.

The endo-atmospheric interceptor missile AAD, the missile used to engage the approaching ‘enemy’ missile at a height of around 15 kms from the surface of the earth could be used as a surface-to-surface missile in the days ahead.

The AAD, which is 7.5 mts long and has a solid rocket propeller with siliconised carbon jet vanes, has a range of over 150 kms and could achieve a maximum velocity of 1400 m/s. (Propellant, not propeller..but interesting details)

The USP of this AAD is its high precision INS system, faster on board computer with advanced technologies like RF seeker, agility and the capability to launch the missile in any direction in autonomous mode.The December tests have validated that the AAD could also be used as an Extended Range Surface-to-Air Missile, beside being used as a ballistic missile interceptor.


Dr V K Saraswat, who is the team leader of the ballistic defence programme, was also involved with the development of the India’s first surface-to-surface missile Prithvi I and Pritnvi II (Dhanush).

[b]“The AAD could be used to target aircraft,â€

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Postby Ranvijay » 12 Dec 2007 21:58

The project was started in late 1998, months after India and Pakistan conducted tit-for-tat nuclear tests


There are some ridiculously good strategists out there if this is true. They correctly forecasted what scenario would occur a decade down the line.

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Postby p_saggu » 12 Dec 2007 22:19

There is an interesting bit of gyan from 'fas' about the M-9

The missile body is designed to trail behind the separated warhead and provide camouflage for the warhead (which is only one-tenth of the size of the missile body).

This seperating warhead is an incredible bit of cunning by the chinese, low cost and low tech, but might be quite effective. How does the radar or the ABM missile prioritize the target? Can the AAD /PAD can be given info form the Tracking ground radar directing it to target the smaller warhead instead of the missile body?

What about immunity of the datalinks from jamming?

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Postby JCage » 12 Dec 2007 22:25

The LRTR and MFCR combo are meant for this, to distinguish decoy from real warhead.

The datalinks are designed to be hard to jam.

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Postby Katare » 12 Dec 2007 22:25

Damm, this thing can be put on large ships to if launcher can be stabilised.......A precise BM attack on ships with conventional warhead would keep them unkill/Chinki buggers out of our shores :twisted:


It seems like this missile is turning out to be "har marz ka ekk ilaaz" lets name it "Rambaan" :D

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Postby SRay » 12 Dec 2007 23:32

Katare wrote:Damm, this thing can be put on large ships to if launcher can be stabilised....


The AAD seems quite large for a ship-based missile. A more compact version of it, stripped of its ABM role, could however be the basis of a unified ship-based SAM and anti-ship missile. In any case, at first glance, the AAD seems destined to follow along the lines of the SM-2/3/6 series of missiles: going from ballistic missile defence to anti-air and anti-ship roles.

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Postby Luxtor » 13 Dec 2007 00:09

With this successful ABM test as a background, why has it taken so long to develop Anti Aircraft missiles such as Akash, Trishul & Astra? Wouldn't the capability and technology needed for those SAM and AA missiles would be easier to develope than ABM missiles because aircraft are relatively slower moving targets when compared to BMs? Or is it the case of the AF and Army not wanting anything that's home grown so the endless and ever-changing goal posts?

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Postby sunilUpa » 13 Dec 2007 00:19

SRay wrote:
Katare wrote:Damm, this thing can be put on large ships to if launcher can be stabilised....


The AAD seems quite large for a ship-based missile. A more compact version of it, stripped of its ABM role, could however be the basis of a unified ship-based SAM and anti-ship missile. .


AAD is similar to SM-2 Bl IV (6.5 m L, 1.4T weight, 533 mm Dia). Should not be a problem with folded fins..

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Postby JCage » 13 Dec 2007 01:09

Guys guys discussion to the Missile Tech thread. Leave this for articles

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Postby Luxtor » 13 Dec 2007 03:38

JCage wrote:Guys guys discussion to the Missile Tech thread. Leave this for articles


Oooops, Sowwy.. :oops:

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Postby ramana » 13 Dec 2007 03:56

Peioneer, 13 Dec., 2007
India to have missile defence shield soon

Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

Major cities of the country including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and other "high value targets" will get anti-ballistic missile defence shield once the Ballistic Missile Defence system (BMD) is fully operational within the next three to four years, said Dr VK Saraswat, Defence Research and Development Organisation chief (missile and strategic system) on Wednesday.

Buoyed over the two successful tests of the BMD system with the indigenously developed "interceptor missile" hitting a "target missile" last week in Orissa, he said his scientists needed to conduct some more flight trials to fully validate the objectives and this would take next three years or so.

Saraswat was hopeful of providing the protective shield to high value targets and metropolitan cities within the next three to four years.

Signaling the entry of India into the elite club of countries having the capabilities of ballistic missile defence system, the DRDO missile chief said India could now also shoot down missile fired from ranges varying from 400 km to 3,000 km.

He, however, clarified that the BMD system was a defensive system and given India's nuclear doctrine specifying "no first use" of nuclear weapons, the BMD was needed as a deterrent.

Without naming Pakistan and China, he said the neighbouring countries had missiles of ranges from 400 to 3,000 km in their arsenal and the Indian BMD was capable of eliminating them endo-atmospheric (within the earth's atmosphere) and exo-atmospheric (outside atmosphere).

While the interceptor now named "Praduyama" can liquidate the target at altitudes of 50km and beyond in 'exo' mode, the BMD can also kill the target at height of less than 20 km in 'endo' mode as was done on December 2 and December 7 in Orissa.

The DRDO scientists will now focus on conducting simultaneous tests of 'endo' and 'exo' by launching multiple interceptors on an incoming target, said Saraswat.

Highlighting significance of the two tests of the BMD, he said the country now had the capabilities of shooting down a cruise missile travelling at very low heights.

Incidentally, the cruise missile is a sub sonic system while the ballistic missiles travel 2,000 metres in one second and the BMD system can it shoot down in 23 seconds after detecting it with the help of a network of sophisticated radars, the DRDO missile head said.

The BMD system, at present can cover an area of 200 square km and is equivalent to systems like the Patriot (US) and the Arrow (Israel), Saraswat said adding the interceptor can also perform many other roles.

These roles included taking on an incoming hostile aircraft at distance of more than 100 km and bolstering the air Defence cover of the country with the help of a reliable network of radars, he said.


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Postby gopal.suri » 13 Dec 2007 08:01

[url=http://www.tribuneindia.com/2007/20071213/main5.htm][b]While the interceptor now named “Praduyamaâ€

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Postby sunilUpa » 13 Dec 2007 22:05

Raj Chengappa article.

[quote]In the summer of 2012, the rollercoaster relations between India and Pakistan suddenly go steeply downhill. Terrorists had launched a successful attack on the Indian Parliament, killing two Union cabinet ministers and 12 MPs.

Pakistan’s hand is clearly proven and, after a month, India goes to war. Pakistan threatens to use nuclear weapons if India doesn’t stop the invasion. As Indian troops close in on Lahore, Pakistan launches a barrage of nuclear-tipped Ghauris to strike Delhi.

In the past, such an attack would have meant certain death and destruction for Delhi. But by that year, India is equipped with a sophisticated ground-based anti-ballistic missile system (ABM).

The ABM system’s long-range radar detects the barrage of Ghauri missiles within 30 seconds of lift-off. Five minutes later and 80 km above Delhi, the ABM batteries launch a set of interceptor missiles to strike them down.

Four of Pakistan’s Ghauri missiles are blown up and their fragments fall harmlessly. But two of them evade detection and head for the capital.


As they arrive 30 km above Delhi, the Indian Army launches another barrage of interceptors that successfully bring down the remaining two Ghauris. Delhi is saved. India launches a counter nuclear strike that would, as an officer puts it, [b]“make Pakistan not worth living in anymoreâ€
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Postby p_saggu » 13 Dec 2007 23:23

The AAD01 lifts off from Wheeler IslandAs they arrive 30 km above Delhi...


The AAD lifts off wheeler island to hit the target 30km above delhi???
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Postby JCage » 13 Dec 2007 23:37

Discussion- Missile Thread pls.

Plus, that bit is clearly referring to an image in the article.

But two of them evade detection and head for the capital
. ...followed by:
As they arrive 30 km above Delhi, the Indian Army launches another barrage of interceptors that successfully bring down the remaining two Ghauris.

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Postby vsudhir » 13 Dec 2007 23:38

p_saggu wrote:
The AAD01 lifts off from Wheeler IslandAs they arrive 30 km above Delhi...


The AAD lifts off wheeler island to hit the target 30km above delhi???
:!: :!: :!:


THats the descriptor for a foto that hasn't carried thorugh in the copy pasting on the thread. Pls to understanad only.

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Postby Vriksh » 13 Dec 2007 23:59

does anyone have the link for the video to the first PAD exo-atmo intercept missile? I remember seeing something with a ring like exhaust just after launch.


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