sum wrote:^^ Wasnt there some news about the Seeker being indigenised by local cos like Data Patterns etc? Or was that abandoned due to techincal issues?
Prasad wrote:Data patterns is building an rf seeker. Another company is too. Alpha. The person Manning their stall at AI '17 said they're 'bidding' for an ind seeker project/replacement. So tifwiw.
Lots of information here https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/npc/20 ... pr2016.pdf
You talked about the steep dive BRAHMOS which can be operated through different guidance software. How much of it is Indian?
Lots of software, all ground systems, support systems, guidance software are ours. But mission software is theirs. We are completely embedded into their software
The seeker technology indigenisation, please tell us more about it. Did you approach the Indian companies or they did it suo moto?
We adopted two approaches. First, we gave a contract to ECIL and Data Patterns for the new kind of RF SCAN seekers and they are working along with DRDO to do the design, development and testing. Under the second approach, Data Patterns and Alpha Design, both said that they can undertake development of RF Mono Pulse seeker in 'No Cost, No Commitment' model and if they develop a seeker, then I should replace the existing seeker with their seeker. These are the two models. Right now, we are using a RF Mono Pulse seeker and hence if they come up with it, we can replace the seeker today itself. But the RF SCAN seeker is futuristic
When you are targeting, you are using the seeker in the last 50 or 100 seconds of your flight.
We took up a project to indigenise and indigenously develop canister for BRAHMOS missile, and this was meant only for the BRAHMOS. But a variant of this canister has been used in the Agni-I's canisterisation as well.
This is news to me. I never knew Agni 1 was canisterized