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    IAF is a substantial purchaser of KH-25 & 29 missiles but it does not seem that DRDO is developing any missile in this category of medium weight Air to Surface missiles equivalent to KH-25, 29, 38 series or for that matter Maverick missile.
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    x-posting from http://forum.keypublishing.com/showt...93#post2125093

    India test fires long range N-missile launched from under sea

    In a significant step towards completing the nuclear triad available with a few nations, India has successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable ballistic missile launched from an underwater platform with a range of over 2,000 kms.

    The missile, which can be launched from submarines, was test-fired yesterday in the Bay of Bengal and all parameters were met, Defence Ministry sources said.

    This is the longest range missile in the underwater category to have been developed by India.

    With this development, India has developed the capability of launching long-range nuclear-capable missile from surface, air and underwater.

    Defence Minister AK Antony has congratulated the team of scientists involved in the tests.

    Launch from a submarine and integration of the three types of capabilities will mean completion of the nuclear triad, which is available only with a few countries like the US, France, Russia and China.

    The submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) is being readied for deployment on various platforms including the around 6,000-tonne indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant which will soon be ready for sea trials, sources said.

    The missile is part of the family of underwater missiles being developed by DRDO for the Indian strategic forces' underwater platforms.

    The DRDO has already developed the BO5 missile, which can strike targets at a range of around 700 km.

    India has a no-first-use policy for nuclear weapons and the development of an SLBM boosts its retaliatory strike capability, experts said.
    Although this missile will require more tests ... but another step to fill the gaps.

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    I do not trust that range is 2000 KM

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    First ASTRA launched off a Su-30MKI today !!!

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    http://www.livefistdefence.com/2014/...-from-iaf.html

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    The new PDV interceptor for the BMD shield with an intercept ceiling of 120 km, was tested a few days back. The current test was only test of seeker and the missile mechanism with the missile being taken close to the target without interception. PDV, a hit to kill interceptor with a dual IIR and active radar seeker, will replace PAD interceptor from the shield.

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    A video of the latest ASTRA test from Chinese site !

    http://www.fyjs.cn/forum.php?mod=vie...45536#lastpost

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    CHANDIGARH, MAY 7 Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha today visited the Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL) ranges at Ramgarh near Chandigarh today for technical discussions and review of the joint collaborative projects being undertaken by the TBRL and the Air Force. He was briefed about the activities and facilities at TRBL by its director, Dr Manjit Singh and presentations were made on the new projects taken up by TBRL, that include development of fuses for air armament,high calibre bomb, deep earth penetrator and the jet propulsion system for RTRS National Test facility. The Air Chief was also shown experimental trials on Flux Compression Generator.
    http://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/whatsnew/ac-demo.pdf

    Bunker busters and research into EMP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinblade View Post


    Brahmos-M 'mini' on display with the standard Brahmos missile. The lighter version is being developed for mid sized fighters (MiG-29, Rafale, Mirage-2000 etc)
    It has now been confirmed that Bramhos 'mini' will have the same range and warhead size as original Brahmos, but a higher velocity. A Su-30Mki would be able to carry "3 to 5" of Brahmos-M.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinblade View Post
    It has now been confirmed that Bramhos 'mini' will have the same range and warhead size as original Brahmos, but a higher velocity. A Su-30Mki would be able to carry "3 to 5" of Brahmos-M.
    Very impressive if it's achieved.

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    What is mini on this missile if warhead and other parts are the same? smaller fuel tank? New and smaller engine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xena View Post
    What is mini on this missile if warhead and other parts are the same? smaller fuel tank? New and smaller engine?
    1.5 ton instead of 2.5 (air launched, 3 ton for regular Brahmos), 6 meters length instead of 8.4, 0.51 meter dia instead of .6m+, smaller wingspan. Also, no mods needed on existing airframes to carry the missile.

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    A bit of info on the roll that affects Sudarshan LGB kit restricting it's CEP to 10 meters.
    ADE is engaged with design & development of high precision laser guided bomb (LGB). It is
    an air dropped munition that by help of its seeker guides itself towards the target. The associated
    control law deflects the front canards to generate the desired trajectory. Figure 1 shows its overall
    configuration. During its free flight, Air Weapon generates a roll which may be arising from
    sources such as manufacturing asymmetry, small protrusions, separation dynamics or unsteady
    atmospheric conditions. Though the roll is unintentional, it is generally not harmful, as small
    amount of roll provides lateral stability to the flight. The control law is also such that it is able to
    incorporate some amount roll while guidance is given to munition. The problem arises when roll
    rate is more than 10 RPM which causes control law to be ineffective and it becomes difficult to
    guide the munition.
    In such instances, the canards are deflected so as to generate rolling moment for reducing the
    RPM. It is observed that canards are not very effective in producing desired rolling moment due to
    an “adverse roll” effect being generated from tail fin. It can be seen that the size of canards is
    relatively large and when deflected, creates a large wake. The interaction of this wake with tail fins
    is reason behind “adverse roll” effect. This phenomena leads to non linear rolling moment (w.r.t.
    canard deflection). The non-linearity makes it very difficult to implement a roll control law in Air
    Weapon.
    Therefore, ADE has decided to modify the munition to a Free Rolling Tail configuration,
    thereby, isolating the effect of tail roll on canard roll control effectiveness. However, whether the
    free rolling tail will affect the overall aerodynamics of Air Weapon, is dictated by the roll rate of
    tail, which is difficult to estimate.
    ADE desires to investigate the “adverse roll” phenomena in Air Weapon by CFD-dynamics
    studies with an objective to estimate the roll rate of tail fin under the influence of “induced” rolling
    moment.
    It looks like a 250 Kg variant of Sudarshan LGB kit is also coming out soon (on top).



    From IIT-K yet another torpedo project, Glider assisted torpedo.


    Projects : Glider Assisted Torpedo, NSTL Visakhapatnam


    Sponsoring Agency : NSTL
    Period : 2011-2012

    The goal of this project is to develop a design of a glider configuration which when mounted on the torpedo can assist it to glide. The specified objective is to achieve a minimum range of 25 Km in a maximum duration of 250 sec when the whole assembly is launched from an altitude of 6 Km with a circular error probability of 500m. This study posed interesting problems in terms of high wing loading and development of compact mechanisms owing to the space constraints. Mechanisms are required to set the wing and tail in positions after launch, which otherwise are aligned with the torpedo and folded respectively, so that the system can fit in the bomb bay. Indigenous mechanisms are proposed to meet the requirements. Wing loading is very high resulting from the heavy weight of torpedo and geometrical constraints on design of wing. The assembly after launch has to be controlled with the help of an on-board autopilot using integrated GPS-INS so as to accommodate it in the flight envelop provided by NSTL, Visakhapatnam. Apart from glider design, this project involves evaluation of stability of the entire system during flight, trajectory simulation and performance against atmospheric disturbances.The mechanisms are developed using Autodesk Inventor software and the stress analysis on them for different loads is also carried out using the same software.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lukos View Post
    Very impressive if it's achieved.
    Why wouldn't it be achieved ?

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    A lot of the gains in performance with respect to weight will come from undoing whatever they did to reign in the original missile's capabilities to MTCR limits - the Russian domestic equivalent has almost double the range IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trident View Post
    A lot of the gains in performance with respect to weight will come from undoing whatever they did to reign in the original missile's capabilities to MTCR limits - the Russian domestic equivalent has almost double the range IIRC.
    Yep, that's why i'm asking why the scepticism. BrahMos Mini is very much doable by India alone, let alone a joint project.
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    Brahmos Block III was tested again yesterday. Apart from having steep dive mode for bunker busting it carried a new guidance chip, G3OM (GPS + GLONASS + GAGAN). The chip is small enough to be fit inside miniature PGMs.

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    Maitra?
    Oppressi Liberandi

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    New Brahmos Chief Sudhir Kumar Mishra two part interview
    Part-1 Part-2

    Hypersonic missiles are the future for India and Russia – new BrahMos Chief


    BrahMos Aerospace has already signed an MoU with the Moscow Aviation Institute on the development of hypersonic missiles There is need to sign some more agreements between India and Russia, isn't it? Can you elaborate on this?

    Both India and Russia have successfully demonstrated that if they work together they can create systems unparalleled in the world such as the BrahMos. DRDO in India is working on the hypersonic field and Russia is also working on it.

    We want to bring number of institutions from India and Russia together to realize the best possible configuration. As you rightly mentioned we have signed a MoU with MAI through our JV partners NPO Mashinostroyenia for initiating necessary actions. They are getting the required approvals from the government to start the work.

    Similarly we are working with DRDO and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in this field. Once all the permissions are received from both the governments, we will initiate this project. Right now, hypersonic is an evolving technology and it is the future for both the countries. I believe that we will be able to develop the missile as per our Vision 2050, maybe within 6 to 10 years.

    Are there any expectations how much time it can take to get all these approvals?

    It can take from 4 to 10 months.

    BrahMos Aerospace promised that the BrahMos-A missile for SU-30MKI would be ready for induction by 2016? Are these plans still on?

    Yes, I confirm that by this year end, we would conduct the first flight test of BrahMos-A with SU-30MKI and we will start deliveries in 2016 to the Indian Air Force. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bangalore and Sukhoi Design Bureau (SDB) with Indian Air Force are working very intensively to ensure that the missile flight test can be carried out by the year end and I am going personally this month to review the situation together with Chairman, HAL.

    When is India planning to achieve 100 percent localization of BrahMos missile production?

    As of now, we believe that it is a joint development programme. So the joint production also should take place in both the countries and we do not talk about percentage to develop the local production but the objective is to develop capacity building. The requirement, the demand is very high for BrahMos and right now, the objective is to deliver the missile in time to the users and if we do not deliver, then there is a problem. So we are trying to ensure the proportion, the agreed joint production ratio between India and Russia and make the delivery schedule. This is the first priority and only priority.

    What we want is that 100 percent of the missile should be manufactured in India and 100 percent to be manufactured in Russia so that when big amount of deliveries are to be made, both the places can deliver but the capabilities should be available both in India and in Russia on 100 percent delivery basis.

    And secondly, now there is an export potential for BrahMos. The government of India has declared that we would like to export our weapon system and India and Russia both have agreed that we will export the missile to mutually agreed countries we will identify together. So that would happen. When that happens, then there will be more demand for capacity building in both the countries, Russia as well as India. So we develop 100 percent capability, in Russia, you already have a 100 percent capability so that we can meet our commitments.

    It takes some time. I have taken over only recently. I would like to study and then give answer exactly.

    You mentioned the export potential of the BrahMos missiles. When are you planning to start exporting them?

    First of all as per the IGA the missile can be exported to friendly countries of India and Russia. We have jointly worked out the list of countries. Export will be taken up on case to case basis with both the Indian and Russian governments for approval.

    Secondly, the interest of India and Russia should not be affected in any way and thirdly, it should be only for defensive purpose, not for offensive purpose. So these are the basic fundamentals and we are talking to each other to ensure that export takes place but export is a very long process. So we are onto the process.

    What do you think about the possibility of replicating the BrahMos Aerospace JV model in other areas between India and Russia?

    First, I would like to convey to you that when I land in Moscow Airport, I feel that I have come to my second home. I have lived there for four years and I must have visited more than 20 times after that. I love the country, people and their culture and when it comes to successful joint venture, then I want to tell you that BrahMos is “THE” only joint venture in the defence sector anywhere in the world which enjoys this much success. This is because of the technology strength of both the countries, trust which we have posed in each other, confidence and our track record of meeting our commitment and commitment of delivery, meeting the dates and I feel that this joint venture has a great future. Many countries, they talk, they want to replicate BrahMos but you cannot copy the template. You can follow it up to a certain extent but the true spirit between India and Russia, it can exist only between Indians and Russians. It does not exist between any other country in the world.

    Russia is going to participate in Project-75 India (P-75 I) tender, which entails the acquisition of another six submarines for the Indian Navy? Russian submarine will come along with BrahMos missiles installed. When do you expect this competition to happen?

    We have demonstrated the capability of BrahMos by launching from a pontoon. Users have observed it, they have taken note of this and I am sure the kind of confidence users have shown in our other products, they would show in the submarine launch as well. Apart from this, we are going to develop the BrahMos-Mini as well. So BrahMos-Mini can be launched from a torpedo tube. We are planning, we are designing to do it from the torpedo tube. So it can be used there also as a standard weapon in all kind of submarines and users have to make up their mind what kind of weapon system they are looking for and we are telling the users that this is the weapon on the table, kindly have it. So RFP is not yet released. Let us wait and see.

    Did you get the approval for this BrahMos-M (mini) development?

    Not yet. It is under process.

    When do you expect to get it?


    I wanted it yesterday and I am chasing it to make it happen. I am sure DRDO has complete trust in this project and I bring that spirit from DRDO to BrahMos. So I am sure it would happen soon and you see it is science and technology. So it is very difficult to predict the duration, the time but I always feel that, I am very bullish about it, very optimistic, it should happen at the earliest and that is going to be my priority.

    How much time would it take to develop this missile?


    It should not take more than three years. The basic missile would be same and it would be adopted to meet the requirement of the services but the basic model, the basic financial managerial model which exists between India and Russia would be same, we would work on the same proportion. We would hold hand of each other in a similar way. It will be universal missile for Army, Air Force, Navy. It can be adopted to meet any requirement.

    You need to sign some more documents with Russia for BrahMos-M also, don't you?

    We would once finalised will have a Tripartite agreement between DRDO, NPOM and BrahMos. It would be like a wish to work together, a basic agreement, which will suggest three organisations are ready to start developing this missile. We hope to sign it by the year end.

    What is this time needed for?

    The reason is we are doing a feasibility study. We are studying whether the specifications are right or not, what all can be done, what we can do, what Russians can do. So before any big project, we need to sit and talk. So we are sitting and talking. We are evaluating the scientific parameters of various subsystems. It takes time.

    Now there are many Indian tourists who are coming to Russia. What was the most interesting part of Russia for you?

    For a tourist to come to Russia is its natural beauty and I pray that Russians will preserve it the way they have been preserving it, number one. Number two, the museums and church cathedrals in Petersburg, canals in Petersburg are very beautiful. Third, you have got all the resources in abundance. You have almost everything, sunshine, snow and for a tourist going from India Baikal Lake is the ultimate beauty. More than that, you see India and Russia have almost more than 70 years of relationship and the image in the minds of Indian people is that Russians are our true friends. So when they go if they go to Moscow, if they go to different places, they feel at home that yes, we are in the friend's home, nothing to fear about it.

    You are new BrahMos chief now? Any missile dreams?


    Yes, you see I worked in Hyderabad where the technology development for BrahMos has been done. I have been a member of the technical teams who have developed the technology for BrahMos from DRDO side and then I worked as a Programme Manager in the BrahMos project in DRDO. Then I visited Russia and there, I have conducted the visit of then-Indian President Dr. Abdul Kalam to Moscow, taken him to NPO Mash and conducted the visit of Defence Minister of India again to NPO Mash.

    This feeling, this attachment, it created some kind of dream in the mind that it would be ultimate happiness, it would be ultimate professional dream to lead such a high technology programme in the world and for a mechanical engineer like me, nothing can be better than leading a team of experts who are world class, who are best in their profession who know how to deliver, how to meet user’s aspirations, it is a dream come true. I have witnessed the commitment, the courage, the endeavours of Indian specialists and Russian specialists, both. It gives me great satisfaction of being their leader and take BrahMos to a step up. More business, more technological challenges, early delivery, find a better way of doing the supply chain management. This itself is a lot of work.
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    India may not order Spike/PARS3 for Rudra helicopters if the current HeliNa trials are successful.
    http://i.imgur.com/zJQ4jsc.jpg

    India's BMD program:-
    http://ibnlive.in.com/blogs/sauravjh...terceptor.html

    Updates on Indian Missile Programs Interview with AC, part 1 and 2:-
    http://ibnlive.in.com/blogs/sauravjh...-minister.html
    http://ibnlive.in.com/blogs/sauravjh...-minister.html

    Man portable Nag entering prototype stage.
    Anti radiation missile progressing well, entering prototype stage
    VLR-SAM project underway (200-250 Km range)
    Indian DF-21D equivalent (probably based on Shaurya/Sagarika/K-15/B-05 platform)
    A new QR-SAM (ab-initio effort, different from VL-MICA based Maitri)
    Akash 2 still in works (status unclear), might feature a semi active seeker.
    Barak-8/LRSAM heading for trials in September
    Complete range of domestic RF missile seekers in the next 3 years or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinblade View Post


    Man portable Nag entering prototype stage.
    The motives behind the US offer for co-production and joint development of the Javelin man-portable anti-tank missile now become clearer..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinblade View Post
    India may not order Spike/PARS3 for Rudra helicopters if the current HeliNa trials are successful.
    http://i.imgur.com/zJQ4jsc.jpg

    India's BMD program:-
    http://ibnlive.in.com/blogs/sauravjh...terceptor.html

    Updates on Indian Missile Programs Interview with AC, part 1 and 2:-
    http://ibnlive.in.com/blogs/sauravjh...-minister.html
    http://ibnlive.in.com/blogs/sauravjh...-minister.html

    Man portable Nag entering prototype stage.
    Anti radiation missile progressing well, entering prototype stage
    VLR-SAM project underway (200-250 Km range)
    Indian DF-21D equivalent (probably based on Shaurya/Sagarika/K-15/B-05 platform)
    A new QR-SAM (ab-initio effort, different from VL-MICA based Maitri)
    Akash 2 still in works (status unclear), might feature a semi active seeker.
    Barak-8/LRSAM heading for trials in September
    Complete range of domestic RF missile seekers in the next 3 years or so.
    In continuation to the above:
    The proposed QR-SAM will have a stabilised EO tracking device in conjunction with radar guidance.
    A Ka Band seeker for an unknown missile and an X-band seeker for anti shipping role is also in the works.
    Astra's Ku band seeker (indigenous) will be a scaled down version of an existing seeker (probably from the BMD program), it starts testing next year.
    In a surprise move, there will be no mm wave Nag. A new mm wave PGM (?) has been tested from a UAV (Rustom 1?). This mystery PGM can be fired from UAVs, fixed wing aircraft and clustered up in a missile like Prithvi.
    The seeker as on this PGM will go on the anti radiation missile NGARM.
    A two tone seeker for a short range missile (Astra-SR ?) is in works.
    NAG missile gets a new IIR seeker for 6-7 km range and now will remain IIR only. The fab facility for manufacturing IIR seekers is on the way.
    http://ibnlive.in.com/blogs/india/sa...re-imarat.html

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    Nirbhay was successfully tested on friday. The missile covered 1000Km+ over 14 waypoints.



    As per the DRDO chief, the missile's range is "1000-2000Km".
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    Information about A5, A6 and K5 ballistic missiles:-

    Agni 5 and Agni 6(MIRV).


    K-5 SLBM
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    As per MoD report, the NGARM is supposed to have a range of about 100 Km and Nag has demonstrated LOBL capabilities at 7km range.
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    From the same presentation:-
    ASAT weapon based on A2/A4 (?) booster + AAD missile.
    ESA seekers
    HPM and EMP weapons. (Not sure about the HPM but flux compression generators for EMP are definitely under testing right now.)
    LFRJ (liquid fueled ram jet) cruise missile, range:600-1000 Km speed:3.2 mach. (It may be close to hardware realisation stage)
    Change in the nozzle system for Helina missile (that can be actually seen in the pic below

    New Helina

    Old Helina
    Last edited by Twinblade; 24th October 2014 at 02:48.

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    Igla-S is in rough waters for triservice VSHORADS procurement.
    http://www.stratpost.com/russian-no-...vshorad-trials

    Several rounds of trials have been carried out, so far. In May 2012, trials were held at the Mahajan range, in which the Russians managed to score only a single hit out of four. Again during sea trials, the Russian system managed only a single hit out of two. Rosoboronexport was allowed to repeat the Mahajan trials in winter of 2012, in which it managed all four hits. But its sight failed during high altitude trials, following which they were asked to modify their sight’s lens, receiver metrics and software.

    Having persisted in the competition, they were invited to try again this summer at the Mahajan range.

    Indian evaluators asked them to demonstrate firing of their system in high temperatures at Mahajan by August 15 this year, to demonstrate the functionality of the modified sight. As it turned out, everybody except the Russians showed up.

    Instead, Rosoboronexport wrote to the Indian evaluators saying that they did not feel it necessary to conduct another demonstration of their system.

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