Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

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Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Postby vic » 15 May 2014 23:31

No other missile other than Akash is in mass production and it is being killed by Barak-2

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Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Postby jamwal » 23 May 2014 11:01

Akash Ready for Second Round Trials

Indian Army and Air Force personnel have planned a series of tests of surface-to-air nuclear capable missile Akash from Thursday. :?:

While in the first phase, three rounds had been planned by the Army wing in an intermittent gap, four rounds would be fired by the Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel. The tests would be conducted from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea.

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Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Postby Nikhil T » 26 May 2014 14:13

Missile warheads at supersonic speeds, on the ground

CHANDIGARH: India has joined an exclusive club of four countries that can test payloads for missile and rocket technology by simulating a flight environment on the ground.

Terminal Ballistic Research Laboratory (TBRL), a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) lab in Chandigarh, has indigenously developed the facility known as the Rail Track Rocket Sled Penta Rail Supersonic Track, RTRS in short. It is a four km rail track where the trials are being conducted.

Some confidential tests have already been conducted on this range, which includes recovery of crew capsules in manned space missions. Officials refuse to give more details on this at present.

The facility has come up on a massive property at Ramgarh in Panchkula and was inaugurated on May 12 without much fanfare. "Only Russia, France, the UK and the US are known to have this technology," said Dr Manjit Singh, director TBRL. Now, countries like South Africa have approached us to conduct tests but our priority remains DRDO."

The track will soon be used to test aircraft arrestor gear, which retards aircraft speed during landing or an aborted take-off. "We have also tested this technology for aerospace systems and unmanned aerial vehicles," Dr Singh added.

These simulated tests are needed because real-life experiments can be prohibitively expensive. One can't repeat a test as the material is lost forever. With RTRS, tests can be repeated and the material can be retrieved to study the defects.

The track can withstand maximum velocity of 1,800 km per hour with which components of missiles can be propelled at supersonic speed. The facility will also be able to test interceptor missiles and study air shelling precision.
TBRL is presently working on enhancing RTSR from a payload of 800kg to more than two tonnes. The project cost is around Rs 100 crore. "It has taken us four years to reach here," said Dr PK Khosla, group director, RTRS.

The material to be tested is mounted on a carriage called a 'sled' and can be propelled to a maximum speed of Mach 3.0 with the help of rocket motors. Forty-two camera sheds placed some distance away monitor the velocity, acceleration and other parameters during the trials.

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Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Postby member_26622 » 26 May 2014 14:26

Focussing on Infrastructure, our Achilles heel for sustainable development - good to see this finally happening.

Now only if we can get something for jet engine testing on ground and in air!

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Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Postby SaiK » 27 May 2014 22:41

so, what would the max payload or weight the mach 3 facility can do? otoh, can we get it drive an lca-frame to mach 2? etc..

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Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Postby Vishnu » 28 May 2014 18:44

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Akash supersonic missiles intercepts moving target in ripple mode
Three Akash missiles were launched today i.e. 28th May 2014 from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Balasore, on tow body target of Lakshya (pilotless target aircraft) moving at “low altitude far boundary” and ripple mode missions. The missiles intercepted the fast moving and maneuvering small RCS targets within small interval of five seconds in ripple mode. Indian Air Force teams operated the deliverable Akash missile system including targets. The missiles were successfully guided by multifunction phased array radar developed by Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) a DRDO Lab and produced by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL). The missiles developed by Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) along with 13 other DRDO Laboratories and produced by Bharat Dynamics Limited. The launchers were developed by R&DE (Engrs), a DRDO lab and produced by Tata Power and L&T.

Shri Avinash Chander, Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri congratulated all the teams from DRDO, Production agencies and Indian Air Force for successfully organizing the event and fulfilling the mission objectives of the evaluation tests on deliverable equipment. He also stated that various industries across the country are engaged in production of Akash subsystems of military grade/aerospace quality systems and have emerged successfully in meeting the stringent requirements.

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Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Postby member_26622 » 28 May 2014 22:30

Akash is maturing in to a potent system. Something so rigorously tested is much better than a fancier untested expensive imported maal in a war situation.

What is stopping us from using it on Naval vessels. Have not heard of Barak's been tested so hard and so often (understandable since each Barak missile is gold plated expensive)

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Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Postby Indranil » 28 May 2014 23:33

Hemant Kumar Rout and Vijainder Thakur bring us the video :-).


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Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Postby member_26622 » 29 May 2014 09:38

Smokeless propellant will be good upgrade....

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Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Postby SSridhar » 29 May 2014 09:47

From the report by TSS
G. Chandramouli, Project Director, Akash, said the first missile was launched in a low-altitude, far boundary mode, that is, the missile flew at a height of 700 metres and attacked the tow-body of Lakshya, which was flying 20 km away from the Test Range.

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Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Postby merlin » 29 May 2014 12:16

SSridhar wrote:From the report by TSS
G. Chandramouli, Project Director, Akash, said the first missile was launched in a low-altitude, far boundary mode, that is, the missile flew at a height of 700 metres and attacked the tow-body of Lakshya, which was flying 20 km away from the Test Range.


Trust TSS to give more details on what low-altitude far boundary mode actually translates to in the actual test.

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Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Postby Ashokk » 29 May 2014 16:59

Pinaka rockets successfully test-fired from Chandipur
India’s indigenously developed Pinaka rockets were successfully test-fired thrice on Thursday from a multi-barrel rocket launcher at an armament base in Chandipur-on-sea.

“Three rounds of Pinaka rockets were successfully tested from the proof and experimental establishment (PXE) at Chandipur,” defence sources said.

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Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Postby Austin » 30 May 2014 09:12

Russian-Indian cooperation in the project "BrahMos" will develop in the development of hypersonic technology

MOSCOW, May 28. (ARMS-TASS). Russian-Indian cooperation in the framework of "BrahMos" will develop in the direction of development of hypersonic technology. This in an exclusive interview ARMS-TASS reported the head of "BrahMos Aerospace" (BrahMos Aerospace) Sivathanu Dr. Pillay.

"It is a promising technology hypersound - said Pillay. - Hypersonic ammo dramatically reduces the time for retaliation by the enemy. Therefore assumed that will be created hypersonic cruise missile version (CD)" BrahMos. "This technology hypersonic aircraft (SFA) is universal and can also find application in the field of civil aviation and space, he stated. "This technology requires further development. Hypersound may, in particular, find application in the field of reusable devices comic "- he stressed.

Pillay drew attention to the fact that at the present time in the world for a few States have developments in the SFA. "More recently, China has successfully tested a similar device, a number of works performed the United States. In Russia, many research groups are working to establish the SFA. They also made a breakthrough in his work" - he said. Scientist stressed in this connection that the Russian-Indian joint development of hypersonic vehicles will greatly facilitate this task.

Pillay told how, in the framework of this cooperation on the basis of the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) carried out work in the field of new materials. The Indian side is exploring new principles of management and control, as well as conducting appropriate ground tests. "At the moment, the results of preliminary studies can be considered positive. These successes achieved largely thanks to Russian-Indian partnership," - said Pillay.

It is assumed that, given the existing Russian developments a bilateral series of works on creation of the SFA will take about 9-10 years.

"At the moment conducting a series of ground tests of integrated technologies. Bench tests will take about another 4-5 years. Sample We will improve and apply new materials", - informed Pillai. According to him, during the flight tests will take about the same time. "Perhaps this step using new machine configurations will last a little longer," - he said.

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Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Postby alexis » 05 Jun 2014 15:48

Akash is "nuclear capable" as per Indian Express

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/ ... 262026.ece

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Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Postby Sid » 05 Jun 2014 16:18



Mr. Pillai had talked about Hypersonic CM aka Brahmos II several times (since last 3-4 years now). Including air launched version and now a lighter version of Brahmos.

His developmental estimates are more optimistic then DRDO itself.

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Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Postby Rahul M » 05 Jun 2014 16:56

please start a new thread.

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Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Postby ramana » 15 Dec 2018 02:24

vic wrote:
Karan M wrote:
Well, they have so many programs already underway which require their current focus. Plus, resources are not infinite & DRDO head is already complaining that existing funds are just enough to run some programs at full speed (not all) and more funds are required for future programs.


I meant to say, funds should have been sanctioned to DRDO to develop a WVR AAM as obviously DRDO will not spent from its pocket.


Sorry for late reply.
But HAL was making a copy of the AA-2 Atoll.
It was as bad as the original.
Then interest dropped as France was providing Magic AAM etc.

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Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Postby prasannasimha » 15 Dec 2018 05:43

Rumours are that a Mach 7 air launnched mussile was tested. Remember that K aeries included one such missile.

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Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Postby Katare » 15 Dec 2018 05:50

ramana wrote:
vic wrote:
I meant to say, funds should have been sanctioned to DRDO to develop a WVR AAM as obviously DRDO will not spent from its pocket.


Sorry for late reply.
But HAL was making a copy of the AA-2 Atoll.
It was as bad as the original.
Then interest dropped as France was providing Magic AAM etc.


You replied to a 4 year old post!!!!!!

Thread jumped from 2014 to 2018 with your post, where is the new thread?

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Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Postby Aditya_V » 15 Dec 2018 10:05

If I remember right based on discussions on BRF Hal made AA2 copy with a radar guided seeker which was terminated.

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Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Postby Prasad » 15 Dec 2018 11:33

prasannasimha wrote:Rumours are that a Mach 7 air launnched mussile was tested. Remember that K aeries included one such missile.

When was this?

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Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Postby Gyan » 15 Dec 2018 22:51

I have pointed out repeatedly to no avail that DRDO considers Astra-1 to be CCM ie WVR also due to its high maneuver ability.

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Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Postby Indranil » 15 Dec 2018 22:54

Thread got unlocked by mistake. Now locked again.


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