Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

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Postby Zynda » 09 Mar 2018 17:04

I assume IIR seeker consists of the imported MWIR detector? SJha had also lamenting GoI's decision about delay or rejection of IISc's proposal to set up a GaN fab at their premises. Even though the fab which could come up at IISc may not match industrial/production output requirements in volume, quality etc., the process & knowledge developed would be key if a private sector is interested in taking it further.

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Postby JTull » 09 Mar 2018 21:02

IAF successfully tests guided bomb off Odisha coast

BHUBANESWAR: The Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully carried out a three-day target simulation exercise over Bay of Bengal by air dropping home grown sophisticated bombs paving the way for their induction in the Armed Forces. Defence sources said three rounds of the indigenously developed bomb were dropped from a fighter aircraft of IAF on different conditions. While first test of the series was conducted at about 10 pm on Monday, the rest two consecutive tests were carried out on the next two days during afternoon.

The tests of the guided weapons designed and developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was aimed at gauging the accuracy of target simulation and precision hit. “The IAF fighter aircraft carrying the bombs took off from Kalaikunda air base in West Bengal and dropped at perfect locations off Odisha coast as coordinated. The tests were highly successful in terms of finding locations and accuracy,” said a defence official. The medium range bombs, guided by its on board navigation system glided before hitting the target with great precision.

The entire exercise was monitored by radars and electro-optic systems stationed at the Chandipur-based Integrated Test Range (ITR). This is an all-weather precision guided weapon designed to provide enhanced striking capability to the Air Force against buried targets. The low cost and light weight bomb is capable of clearing ground-based enemy radar. Multiple DRDO laboratories including Bengaluru-based Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE), Punebased Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) and Chandigarh-based Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL) with Research Centre Imarat (RCI) at Hyderabad as the nodal laboratory have contributed towards development of the bomb.

The successful test has once again proved that the country has now become self-reliant in the area of guided precision bombs and has the capability to design, develop and launch the guided weapon systems up to 100 km away with high precision. The complete avionics package and navigation system has been designed and developed by RCI.

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Postby darshhan » 09 Mar 2018 23:12

JTull wrote:IAF successfully tests guided bomb off Odisha coast

BHUBANESWAR: The Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully carried out a three-day target simulation exercise over Bay of Bengal by air dropping home grown sophisticated bombs paving the way for their induction in the Armed Forces. Defence sources said three rounds of the indigenously developed bomb were dropped from a fighter aircraft of IAF on different conditions. While first test of the series was conducted at about 10 pm on Monday, the rest two consecutive tests were carried out on the next two days during afternoon.

The tests of the guided weapons designed and developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was aimed at gauging the accuracy of target simulation and precision hit. “The IAF fighter aircraft carrying the bombs took off from Kalaikunda air base in West Bengal and dropped at perfect locations off Odisha coast as coordinated. The tests were highly successful in terms of finding locations and accuracy,” said a defence official. The medium range bombs, guided by its on board navigation system glided before hitting the target with great precision.

The entire exercise was monitored by radars and electro-optic systems stationed at the Chandipur-based Integrated Test Range (ITR). This is an all-weather precision guided weapon designed to provide enhanced striking capability to the Air Force against buried targets. The low cost and light weight bomb is capable of clearing ground-based enemy radar. Multiple DRDO laboratories including Bengaluru-based Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE), Punebased Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) and Chandigarh-based Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL) with Research Centre Imarat (RCI) at Hyderabad as the nodal laboratory have contributed towards development of the bomb.

The successful test has once again proved that the country has now become self-reliant in the area of guided precision bombs and has the capability to design, develop and launch the guided weapon systems up to 100 km away with high precision. The complete avionics package and navigation system has been designed and developed by RCI.


Hopefully they should be debuted in Pakistan/POK in 2018 itself. Artillery fire has already been initiated. Air strikes should follow now.

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Postby Indranil » 09 Mar 2018 23:40

Sounds like SAAW.

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Postby ramana » 09 Mar 2018 23:51

Zynda wrote:I assume IIR seeker consists of the imported MWIR detector? SJha had also lamenting GoI's decision about delay or rejection of IISc's proposal to set up a GaN fab at their premises. Even though the fab which could come up at IISc may not match industrial/production output requirements in volume, quality etc., the process & knowledge developed would be key if a private sector is interested in taking it further.


MoD under Sitharaman has been clearing viable proposals in a rapid manner.

There could be some gap in this proposal for MoD to be slow.

So tell me how does IISc plan to set up a GaN fab? where are the substrate to come from?

Don't mind lekin IISC has a few ambitious empire building scientist who want to run labs at govt expense.

I am surprised they didn't name it NaMo GaN fab as they would have under Congress.

One earlier scientist named his lab Rajiv Gandhi lab* and got funds.
Nothing come out of it.

* Maybe due to Rajiv Gandhi's scientific tempermentals!

Even earlier every lab used to be named JLN this or that labs in honor of his scientific temper tanturms.

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Postby ramana » 10 Mar 2018 00:12

JTull wrote:IAF successfully tests guided bomb off Odisha coast

BHUBANESWAR: The Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully carried out a three-day target simulation :?: :?: :?: exercise over Bay of Bengal by air dropping home grown sophisticated bombs paving the way for their induction in the Armed Forces. Defence sources said three rounds of the indigenously developed bomb were dropped from a fighter aircraft of IAF on different conditions. While first test of the series was conducted at about 10 pm on Monday, the rest two consecutive tests were carried out on the next two days during afternoon.
{Means day and night attack capability. What is a target simulation exercise? why use such vague and unfathomable terms?}

The tests of the guided weapons designed and developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was aimed at gauging the accuracy of target simulation and precision hit. “The IAF fighter aircraft carrying the bombs took off from Kalaikunda air base in West Bengal and dropped at perfect locations off Odisha coast as coordinated. The tests were highly successful in terms of finding locations and accuracy,” said a defence official. The medium range bombs, guided by its on board navigation system glided before hitting the target with great precision.

{Ok these are onboard guided bombs and not laser guided bombs. More like JDAM. delivery was accurate. And range I medium i.e. stay out of SAM range.}


The entire exercise was monitored by radars and electro-optic systems stationed at the Chandipur-based Integrated Test Range (ITR). This is an all-weather precision guided weapon designed to provide enhanced striking capability to the Air Force against buried targets. The low cost and light weight bomb is capable of clearing ground-based enemy radar. :?: Multiple DRDO laboratories including Bengaluru-based Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE), Pune based Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) and Chandigarh-based Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL) with Research Centre Imarat (RCI) at Hyderabad as the nodal laboratory have contributed towards development of the bomb.

{ Note its for buried targets like aircraft shelters, bunkers etc., yet the enemy radar which is an over ground target is mentioned! Very impressive that so many labs were involved and shows the high level of systems engineering in DRDO led by RCI as the nodal agency. Kudos to them. I can guess each lab contribution.}


The successful test has once again proved that the country has now become self-reliant in the area of guided precision bombs and has the capability to design, develop and launch the guided weapon systems up to 100 km away with high precision. The complete avionics package and navigation system has been designed and developed by RCI.



Hafiz Saeed cant hide in his rat hole.
No more wasting lives attacking Badin type radars.
And JADAM capability means no more costly imports for hitting aircraft shelters.

So many wins in this one project.

I wonder if its the HSLD series that is been adapted or a completely new bomb.

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Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Postby JTull » 10 Mar 2018 01:30

This is the SAAW. Previous test report here.

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Postby ramana » 10 Mar 2018 02:19

Good I forgot about that. Now what's the weight of the SAAW bombs?And for completeness can you post the full text in you post?

its 120 kg.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DRDO_Smar ... eld_Weapon

At 250 lbs not much penetration will be there due to momentum effects.

In September 2013, the SAAW project was sanctioned by the Indian Government for ₹ 56.58 crore (565.8 million).[3][4] It finds mention in a written note submitted by the Ministry of Defence to the Standing Committee on Defence, in a report on 'Demands for Grants' to be provided in 2014–15 to the Ordnance Factories Board and DRDO. It is also listed in the list of current programs of the Mission and Combat System R&D Center (MCSRDC) of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).[6]

Trials for wing functioning of the weapon were successfully conducted in late 2015 at the Rail Track Rocket Sled (RTRS) facility located at the Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL), Ramgarh, Haryana.[6]

The first test of the weapon was successfully conducted on 23 May 2016 by the DRDO and Aircraft & Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE) from a Jaguar aircraft at Banglore.[6] A second test of the weapon was successfully conducted on 24 December 2016 by the DRDO from a Su-30MKI at the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Odisha.[8][9][7][10] A series of three tests were successfully conducted on 3 November 2017 from an Indian air force aircraft at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Odisha.[11][12][13]


And now three operational tests by IAF from Kalikunda

Very fast paced development. Three years to first flight. Total 1,2, 3 ie. 6 and now 3 production items.
And note Jaguar, Su 30MkI both used.
Glad OFB and HAL too were involved.

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Postby ramana » 10 Mar 2018 02:30

JTull wrote:This is the SAAW. Previous test report here.



India successfully tests the use of guided bombs

M Somasekhar T+ T-















The light weight bombs were flight tested from the Indian Air Force aircraft in the ranges of the ITR, Chandipur, Odisha.


Hyderabad, Nov 4


India has successfully tested the use of Guided Bombs. Called Smart Anti Airfield Weapon (SAAW), the light weight bombs were flight tested from the Indian Air Force aircraft in the ranges of the ITR, Chandipur, Odisha.

The guided bombs have been developed by the Research Centre Imarat, Hyderabad along with the DARE, Bengaluru; TBRL, Chandigarh and ARDE, Pune all laboratories under the DRDO (Defence Research Development Organisation) and the Indian Air Force.

During the trials on Friday, the guided bomb which were released from the aircraft and guided through precision navigation system, reached the targets at greater than 70 km range, with high accuracies, according to DRDO scientists.

A total of three tests with different release conditions and ranges were conducted and all were successful. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated the DRDO scientists and IAF for the successful tests.

There are two variants of the guided bombs-Garuthmaa (winged version with range upto 100 kms) and the Garudaa (non winged with range of 30 kms to scalable upto 100 kms). The latter also has on board navigation and guidance systems.

Secretary Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO, S Christopher congratulated the team and said SAAW will be inducted soon into the Armed Forces. Director General Missiles and Strategic Systems G Satheesh Reddy said it’s a major milestone in the indigenous capabilities to develop guided bombs.

A former director of RCI, he was instrumental in the development of the weapon system which increases aircraft survivability and minimises friendly losses. SAAW are Precision Guided Smart Glide Bombs that can be dropped from a safe distance from the intended target. They are considered Force Multipliers and add Punch to a Force.

In August 2016 India also tested a one tonne guided glide bomb, according to reports.

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Postby srai » 10 Mar 2018 02:44

^^^
That report is bit confusing. It talks about SAAW but then also has a blurb on Garuthmaa and Garuda.

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Postby ramana » 10 Mar 2018 11:46

No confusion. DDM add masala to show off their knowledge.
It's SAAW that's now ready for induction.

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Postby ramana » 13 Mar 2018 01:30

From the INS Arihant thread talking about the French M51:

Indranil wrote:
ramana wrote:They show the rocket motor being tape wound.
Then the aluminum metal inter-stage based on yellow zinc chromate paint on the inside.

This is exactly how the third stage of PSLV and the second stage of Agni5 are currently made. The next step is to build Agni5 and Agni6 first stage in this fashion. If reports are to be believed, they have already succeeded in making the first stage of Agni4 in this fashion. And that is why, I think it is a BIG deal.


Very soon India has to rationalize the missile variants and then we know development is over.

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Postby ArjunPandit » 13 Mar 2018 02:37

From the days when people said prithvi/agni can not hit anything smaller than bay of bengal accurately (vaguely remember some american senator's comment in india today those days) to rationalization and 3 years to SAAW is a great feeling of satisfaction. While i dont know, but dont think MIRV/MARV is out of reach (if they havent already been done in silence).
This govt can leave its mark by opening a similar program for hypersonic and jet engine

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Postby kit » 13 Mar 2018 02:37

ramana wrote:From the INS Arihant thread talking about the French M51:

Indranil wrote:This is exactly how the third stage of PSLV and the second stage of Agni5 are currently made. The next step is to build Agni5 and Agni6 first stage in this fashion. If reports are to be believed, they have already succeeded in making the first stage of Agni4 in this fashion. And that is why, I think it is a BIG deal.


Very soon India has to rationalize the missile variants and then we know development is over.


Its the dawn of the hypersonic super maneuverable missiles ..we cant rest on our ICBMs

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Postby kit » 13 Mar 2018 02:38

btw a recent Pentagon document says that the sub continents first MIRV has already been tested by Pakistan

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Postby kit » 13 Mar 2018 02:40

ramana wrote:
Zynda wrote:I assume IIR seeker consists of the imported MWIR detector? SJha had also lamenting GoI's decision about delay or rejection of IISc's proposal to set up a GaN fab at their premises. Even though the fab which could come up at IISc may not match industrial/production output requirements in volume, quality etc., the process & knowledge developed would be key if a private sector is interested in taking it further.


So tell me how does IISc plan to set up a GaN fab? where are the substrate to come from?
.


small or large the foundry requirements got to be the same..how is it going to be commercially viable ???

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Postby shiv » 13 Mar 2018 06:56

kit wrote:Its the dawn of the hypersonic super maneuverable missiles ..we cant rest on our ICBMs

Five years ago it was the end of the era of manned fighters.

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Postby Aditya_V » 13 Mar 2018 08:10

kit wrote:btw a recent Pentagon document says that the sub continents first MIRV has already been tested by Pakistan


Pentagon and US think tanks have been hyping Paki capabilities since the last 30 years. It serves thier purpose.

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Postby SSridhar » 14 Mar 2018 15:14

Aditya_V wrote:Pentagon and US think tanks have been hyping Paki capabilities since the last 30 years. It serves thier purpose.

What you say may be true, but, it is also possible that the Chinese have done so for their new Autonomous Prefecture. After all, China is supposed to have MIRVd in 2012.

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Postby Aditya_V » 14 Mar 2018 17:11

Lets take to the Pakistan Armed forces thread, while this will increase our threat level from Pakis, it also means more risks for both Chinese and Americans, as then the Warheads also will be Chinese origins and chances of one slipping to Riyadh or Tehran increase. Somewhere the Yehudis will feel the threat. Pakis may soon reach a threshold where they need to treated to Iraq/Libya/ Syria to take out their WMD's

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Postby nash » 14 Mar 2018 18:19

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/973872298888282113

Solid update on India's Astra BVR air-to-air missile in Parliament report:
1. 7 guided launches incl. multi-target engagement
2. Launch in supersonic envelope
3. Launches with RF seeker

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Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Postby JayS » 14 Mar 2018 19:38

Interestingly SFDR is mentioned as a joint development project in latest Parliamentary Defense Committee report.

"Joint Development of
Solid Fuel Ducted
Rocket Ramjet
Technology for Air
Launched Tactical
Missiles (SFDR)"

Reason for delay mentioned as Consultancy procedure through Russian Partners.


Also new missile project approved this year. Naval Anti Ship Missile-Short Range (NASM-SR)

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Postby Austin » 14 Mar 2018 21:12

Must be like Barak type , Indo-Russian Meteor like SFDR AAM

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Postby ramana » 15 Mar 2018 00:10

nash wrote:https://twitter.com/livefist/status/973872298888282113

Solid update on India's Astra BVR air-to-air missile in Parliament report:
1. 7 guided launches incl. multi-target engagement
2. Launch in supersonic envelope
3. Launches with RF seeker



Any link to the Parliament report please?

Thanks in advance.

Never Mind:

viewtopic.php?p=2258764#p2258764

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Postby Indranil » 15 Mar 2018 00:17

I didn’t realize that MPATGM was in testing phase!

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Postby SSridhar » 15 Mar 2018 08:07

That report on Astra is nothing new. Was already available & discussed here too.

On September 14, 2017, a Su-30 MKI fired an Astra against a PTA (Banshee) in full operational configuration over the Bay of Bengal at Balasore. The test was termed ‘successful’ though window-panes in several houses rattled in the huge noise generated by the supersonic speed of the Su-30 MKI. {The Su-30 MKI deliberately reached supersonic speed to release Astra at that speed to give it extra initial velocity.} It demonstrated the repeatability, robustness and endurance capability of the Astra weapon system, said an official. The official also indicated that the Astra was being integrated with the Tejas. A couple of days later, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) made the following announcement: “The final development flight trials of Astra BVRAAM were successfully conducted over the Bay of Bengal, off the coast of Chandipur in Odisha during September 11-14. A total of seven trials were conducted against pilotless target aircraft successfully” The ministry said that the missions included engagement of target at very long range, engagement of high manoeuvring target at medium range and multiple launches of missiles in salvo to engage multiple targets. All the sub-systems including the indigenous RF Seeker performed accurately, meeting all the mission parameters and objectives. Two missiles were also launched in the combat configuration with warhead and the targets were neutralized.

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Postby ramana » 15 Mar 2018 23:34

From the Lok Sabha MP report on
Nirbhay cruise missile in Annexure E:


4 Nirbhay Development
Flight Trials

Start :Dec 2010 Estimated Cost Rs. 18.10 PDC May 2013 Revised Cost 102.28 New PDC Jun 2018

Additional work which
includes design and
development of 10
additional new
configuration missiles


What I understood, total 10 test missiles are in the works. Expected completion is june 2018.
And revised project cost is Rs 102 crores. Original estimate was Rs 18 crores :eek:

I would say this is the least expensive Cruise Missile project.

Truly doing more will a lot less.
And
18 BVR Air to Air Missile System (Astra)
Mar 2004 955.00 Feb 2013 - Dec 2018

Technology/ design challenges
Delay in availability of critical components


Again Astra will complete design by Dec 2018.

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Postby ArjunPandit » 16 Mar 2018 01:02

will astra be mk2?

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Postby Rakesh » 16 Mar 2018 01:17

There is a Mk2 version of the Astra in the works. Est range to be 150 km head on.

Added L8r: Not the greatest source below, but FWIW...

Astra Missle's Indigenous Seeker Clears Trials
http://www.defenceglobe.com/2017/04/ast ... lears.html

Also currently DRDO is working on Astra mk2 which will have range of 150 kms in head-chase and 35 kms in tail-chase.

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Postby Haridas » 16 Mar 2018 21:20

ramana wrote:From the Lok Sabha MP report on
Nirbhay cruise missile in Annexure E:
4 Nirbhay DevelopmentFlight Trials
Start :Dec 2010 Estimated Cost Rs. 18.10 PDC May 2013 Revised Cost 102.28 New PDC Jun 2018
Additional work which includes design and development of 10 additional new configuration missiles


What I understood, total 10 test missiles are in the works. Expected completion is june 2018.
And revised project cost is Rs 102 crores. Original estimate was Rs 18 crores :eek:

I would say this is the least expensive Cruise Missile project.

Truly doing more will a lot less.

I disagree. The 18 Cr granted in Dec 2010 was to ensure the CM program fails and prolong indian anemic military preparedness. Imho hats off to those drdo prog mgr who extracted that paltry budget from mouth of measly hyena, and take on high risk to make nrbhaya cm on one leg and arm.
Don't give two hoots to project cost and delivery date escalation. Those guys are worth their weight in gold.

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Postby Haridas » 16 Mar 2018 21:30

SSridhar wrote:That report on Astra is nothing new. Was already available & discussed here too.

On September 14, 2017, a Su-30 MKI fired an Astra against a PTA (Banshee) in full operational configuration over the Bay of Bengal at Balasore. The test was termed ‘successful’ though window-panes in several houses rattled in the huge noise generated by the supersonic speed of the Su-30 MKI. {The Su-30 MKI deliberately reached supersonic speed to release Astra at that speed to give it extra initial velocity.} It .....

That was to prove safe store seperation at supersonic speed, not for any wanting on initial missile speed.

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Postby ramana » 17 Mar 2018 00:46

Haridas wrote:
ramana wrote:From the Lok Sabha MP report on
Nirbhay cruise missile in Annexure E:


What I understood, total 10 test missiles are in the works. Expected completion is june 2018.
And revised project cost is Rs 102 crores. Original estimate was Rs 18 crores :eek:

I would say this is the least expensive Cruise Missile project.

Truly doing more will a lot less.

I disagree. The 18 Cr granted in Dec 2010 was to ensure the CM program fails and prolong indian anemic military preparedness. Imho hats off to those drdo prog mgr who extracted that paltry budget from mouth of measly hyena, and take on high risk to make nrbhaya cm on one leg and arm.
Don't give two hoots to project cost and delivery date escalation. Those guys are worth their weight in gold.



Coming from you its awesome compliment.

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Postby Rishi_Tri » 17 Mar 2018 01:49

Haridas wrote:
ramana wrote:From the Lok Sabha MP report on
Nirbhay cruise missile in Annexure E:


What I understood, total 10 test missiles are in the works. Expected completion is june 2018.
And revised project cost is Rs 102 crores. Original estimate was Rs 18 crores :eek:

I would say this is the least expensive Cruise Missile project.

Truly doing more will a lot less.

I disagree. The 18 Cr granted in Dec 2010 was to ensure the CM program fails and prolong indian anemic military preparedness. Imho hats off to those drdo prog mgr who extracted that paltry budget from mouth of measly hyena, and take on high risk to make nrbhaya cm on one leg and arm.
Don't give two hoots to project cost and delivery date escalation. Those guys are worth their weight in gold.


Achievement indeed. Much maligned Jugaad attitude or call it Jugat ensured that what was supposed to be failure was turned into true Skunk Works within bureaucratic set up.

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Postby tsarkar » 17 Mar 2018 03:48

Old news with some interesting data points on IAF Ground Based BrahMos TEL squadrons that wasn't posted here.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/i ... 657409.ece

Asked why the IAF should fire a land-attack version of BrahMos, informed sources said two squadrons had already been equipped with the version. (One squadron has about 70 to 80 missiles) The IAF had deployed the missile in the border areas to take out the enemy’s communication towers, runways, and radar in case of a conflict, the sources said.


http://indianexpress.com/article/india/ ... n-2822200/
The system was put to check by the Indian Air Force, which has acquired a squadron of it consisting of over 50 missiles, at about 1200 hrs in the Pokharan firing range....IAF has acquired the missile system last year to take out targets like radars, communication systems near the borders so that their planes are not targeted by the enemy.

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Postby hanumadu » 22 Mar 2018 09:58

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Formidable Supersonic Cruise Missile #BrahMos was successfully flight tested at 8:42 AM today at Pokhran test range, Rajasthan.
The precision strike weapon with Indian-made seeker flew in its designated trajectory and hit the target with pin-point accuracy.
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Looks like desi RF seeker fab units on full tilt with Akash-1S, Astra and now Brahmos going great guns. I don't know if Naval LRSAM has the our seeker or imported one.

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Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Postby SSridhar » 22 Mar 2018 14:04

ToI says that RM said, " it will be a further boost for the country's security. " and she congratulated DRDO.

Obviously, it was not a normal test of a missile drawn from a production batch and carried out by the usual Missile Group.

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Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Postby thammu » 22 Mar 2018 15:01

SSridhar wrote:Obviously, it was not a normal test of a missile drawn from a production batch and carried out by the usual Missile Group.


I think Indian made seeker was the difference from routine.

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Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Postby SSridhar » 22 Mar 2018 15:08

^ Yes, it is the seeker.

BrahMos successfully flight-tested with indigenous seeker - The Hindu
Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos was on Thursday successfully flight-tested for the first time with an indigenous seeker. So far, the seeker, a critical technology in missiles, had come from Russia.

“Formidable supersonic cruise missile BrahMos was successfully flight tested at 8:42 AM today at Pokhran test range, Rajasthan. The precision strike weapon with Indian-made seeker flew in its designated trajectory and hit the target with pin-point accuracy,” the Defence Ministry said on Twitter.

The seeker was developed by Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad, in collaboration with other DRDO labs.

Technology, a closely guarded secret

The seeker technology, which determines the accuracy of a missile, is a closely guarded secret. Mastering it is a significant milestone in missile technology and would reduce import dependence.

BrahMos is a joint collaboration between India and Russia and the missile is capable of being launched from land, sea, sub-sea and air against surface and sea-based targets.

Its range was initially capped at 290 km as per obligations of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). Since India’s entry into the club, the range has been extended to 450 km and the plan is to increase it to 600km.

The Army and Navy have already inducted the missile, while the air-launched version was test-fired for the first time last year from a modified Su-30MKI aircraft.

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Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Postby Philip » 22 Mar 2018 16:05

50 paltry missile with the IAF! BMos is a great trick to possess but v.expensive too.we ha e to field a cocktail of missiles which are less expensive than BMos but can be fielded in large numbers.It would be worthwhile to compare costs of all of our tactical missiles , glide bombs, et al and work out cost-effective options of possessing both numbers,variety and delivery platforms like aircraft types,etc.

BMos has been a great success story.As a JV it has given us a basic v.capable missile,which we've fine tuned with our OEM partner into a genuine tri-service missile with variants to suit each service.Bmos-M (the smaller one)and Hyper-BMos are eagerly awaited!
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