darshhan wrote:srai wrote:By 2030, India could become fully self-sufficient on air-delivered AAM and PGMs.
- Long Range Glide Bombs (LRGBs) 30km/100km (125 Kg and 500 Kg) -> 1000/year planned; replace Kh-29, KAB-500, Paveway-2, Griffin-3 LGB, SPICE-2000, AASM
- 600-kg ASM (NGARM, AShM, ASM) -> 1000+ units estimate; replace kh-31, Kh-35, Kh-59, Harpoon, Exocet
- Brahmos-A -> (450km/800km) 200 units intent
- Brahmos-M -> (300km) 200+ units estimate; replace Kh-35, Kh-59, Harpoon, Exocet
- Nirbhay-A -> (1000km) 200 units estimate
- Astra Mk.1 (CCM/BVR) (RF/IR seeker) -> 6000+ units estimate; replace R-73, R-77, Derby, Mica
- Astra Mk.2 (BVR) -> 4000+ units estimate; replace R-77, R-27, Derby-ER, Meteor
True. But will India also become self sufficient in newer weaponry increasingly relevant to 2030's battlefield. Or will it still be playing catch up.
That depends on whether we are launching RnD programs for next gen weapons in parallel or not.