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    Post  George1 on Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:11 am

    The first tests of the new Indian anti-aircraft missile system QRSAM

    As Jane's Defense Weekly reported in the article "Indian DRDO-designed QRSAM successfully tested" by Rahul Bedi, the Indian Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) at its testing ground in Chandipur on June 4, 2017, performed the first successful tests Developed by the Indian QRSAM (Quick-Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile) surface-to-air missile system. During the tests an air target was hit.



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    Post  George1 on Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:17 am

    A test of India’s fleet of Akash surface-to-air medium-range missile has provided discouraging results, as many as 30 percent of the missiles failed basic tests of accuracy, speed and functionality. The missiles are considered key to the defense of India’s mountainous border with China.

    A report from the nation's office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) claimed that the Akash missiles "fell short of the target, had lower than the required velocity, and there was malfunctioning of critical units."

    "Out of 80 missiles received up to November 2014, 20 missiles were test fired during April-November 2014. Six of these missiles… 30 percent, failed the test," the report added.

    These deficiencies pose "an operational risk during hostilities."

    This must be discouraging news for Indian defense — not only were the missiles a massive project, valued at 36 billion rupees ($561 million), but they were made in India as part the country's "Make-In-India" initiative, which seeks to reduce Indian dependence on foreign-made goods, including weapons. Worst of all, the missiles were approved as part of a tougher stance against China — and this report comes in the wake of decades-high tensions between the two nations.

    The Akash missiles, manufactured by the state-owned defense corporation Bharat Electronics, are meant to be used against fighters, drones and helicopters attacking air bases. They have been a centerpiece of the defense wing of Make-In-India, as the vast majority of India's surface-to-air missile arsenal are of Russian or Soviet production. The Akash impressed during tests in 2008, leading to the highly lucrative contract in early 2010 to produce 750 missiles across six air force bases.

    Seven and a half years later, none of the systems have been fully installed.

    The CAG blamed the lack of progress on a lack of necessary infrastructure at the air force bases, which "could not be completed till October 2016 at any of the sites." The report added that while the work was nearly completed at two of the six sites, the Indian Air Force "had not taken over these buildings because of defects in the construction, which rendered them unsuitable for strategic missile system storage. In other stations, the progress was below 45 percent as of October 2016."

    There was more bad news. The lifespans of about 260 of the missiles were reduced by improper storage while they sat around, waiting to be installed. This means they will soon need to be replaced, threatening to turn the Akash program into a money sink with no tangible defense gains.

    New Delhi can't be happy with this report, as territorial disputes between India and both China and Pakistan have generated significant friction in the region. Indian and Pakistani forces have been trading fire in the disputed territories of Kashmir and Jamma, with over 4,000 people displaced by the violence in July alone.

    Meanwhile, India and China have been brought to the brink of war over Doklam, a disputed mountain pass along the three-way border with Bhutan. Both nations have began a military buildup along the border, and the stand-off continues to deteriorate.

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201707281055979682-indian-domestic-missiles-test-failure/
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    Post  George1 on Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:19 am

    Ιndia will acquire US the air defense missile system NASAMS 2

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    On the bmpd side, recall that the medium-range NASAMS (originally Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System, now called National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System), is jointly developed and produced by the Norwegian group Kongsberg (its integrator) and the American corporation Raytheon. The system is based on the combination of the AN / MPQ-64F1 Sentinel radar and the use of air-to-air missiles with active radar homing of the AIM-120 AMRAAM family. The range of the system in the modern configuration of NASAMS 2 is 20-25 km, and reach in height - up to 14-15 km.

    Initially, the NASAMS system was created in the interests of the Norwegian Armed Forces, and to date it is armament in Norway and in small quantities in the US (where the SAM was used since 2004 for the air defense of Washington). The system is also acquired by the Netherlands, Spain, Chile, Finland, and recently ordered also by Oman, Lithuania and Indonesia. In April 2017, the government of Australia took the decision to purchase the NASAMS 2 SAM.

    Apparently, the Indian Defense Ministry's decision to purchase the NASAMS 2 SAMs means the final rejection of more than a decade of plans for large purchases of the Israeli SPYDER missile, which has similar characteristics and construction principles, negotiated by India for more than a decade. (So far, only six SPYDER batteries started shipping to India in 2018 year).

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    Post  George1 on Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:02 pm

    Air defense on Aero India-2019


    Akash air defense system. Let not the Indian comrades be offended, but this is a long-suffering complex, forced from the Soviet square-to-ground air defense system. DRDO spent a lot of money, but it was even more effective in the 90s to buy the Buk-M1 air defense system in Russia, which for India was called the Gang, or later the advanced Buk-M2. But the stars did not agree ... And if in Russia the Buk-M3 series is already underway, its Rosoboronexport is even promoting for export under the name Viking, the Indian comrades are proud to present self-propelled launchers with beautiful 3M9 missiles developed in the 1960s in GosMKB "Vympel"

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    The MRSAM or Barak-8 medium-range air defense launcher is the fruit of Israeli-Indian industry collaboration under the auspices of DRDO.

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    Post  GarryB on Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:04 am

    For those not understanding... the Akash is basically an SA-6 and has specs even a new model Pantsir-S can outperform sadly... but then the new model Pantsir-S outperforms the NASAM-2 as well and doesn't need expensive ARH missiles either...
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    Post  George1 on Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:00 am

    Tests of the new Indian anti-aircraft missile system QRSAM


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    The Indian Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), on its test site in Chandipur, on February 26, 2019, carried out another successful test of the developed Indian short-medium-range-to-Air Missile anti-aircraft missile system QRSAM.

    As bmpd colleagues previously reported, QRSAM SAM in its current performance is being developed by DRDO in conjunction with Indian state-owned companies Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for the benefit of the Indian army since 2014 in exchange for the discontinued development of Maitri SAM (also originally designated QRSAM) , a long time created by DRDO in conjunction with MBDA France.

    In the modern look, the QRSAM system is used as an anti-aircraft missile, a modified version of an Astra class Astra air-to-air missile drilled by DRDO with an active radar homing head. Astra solid-propellant missile in the missile version must have a firing range of up to 25-30 km. The SAM, in addition to the active radar GPS, is also equipped with two-way datalink for correction in the middle part of the trajectory.

    The six-container launcher of the sloped launch of the QRSAM SAM system, first demonstrated by DRDO in May 2017, is located on the chassis of the Indian car Ashok Leyland Super Stallion HMV with an 8x8 wheel formula. The QRSAM ADMS battery should include four fire platoons, each of which will include a control vehicle with the X-band BMFR (Battery Multi-Function Radar) X-band and two launchers created by the DRDO multi-function radar. Also, the battery should include one C-band BSR (Battery Surveillance Radar) early warning radar, created by the DRDO, and the BCPV battery command center. Both types of radar use AFAR and will also be placed on the chassis Ashok Leyland Super Stallion HMV (8x8).

    In 2012, the Indian Army planned to purchase the QRSAM system to equip eight anti-aircraft missile regiments of a three-battery, assessing the cost of the acquisition program at 12 thousand crores of rupees (about 2.1 billion dollars). However, the deadlines for development and the cost of the system now can not be determined.

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    Post  Pinto on Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:00 pm

    India will soon pay Russia the first installment for S-400 Triumf air defence system. The delivery of the first system will be done within two years of this payment.

    Moscow: India is set to pay the first installment for the $5.2 billion S-400 Triumf air defence system to Russia “soon” as both New Delhi and Moscow have agreed on a new payment method to beat the US’s CAATSA threat.

    Under the contract signed between India and Russia last year, the delivery of the first system of the S-400 would be done within two years of the payment of the first installment. Following this, the rest of the four systems will be supplied over a period of four years.

    “Under big contracts we have signed with India last year, we have agreed on method and terms of payment that are mutually acceptable to each other. We hope that this will apply to future contracts. On such big contracts like the S-400, we have found a permanent solution with Indian side,” Vladimir Drozhzhov, Deputy Director of Russia’s Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), told a select group of journalists in Moscow.

    FSMTC governs all Russian defence engagements across the world.

    Drozhzhov refused to reveal the exact payment details that have been worked out with India, but said the advance payment would be “coming soon”.

    Also read: All about Russian S-400 missiles, India’s biggest defence against Pakistan and China

    First installment is 10% of actual contract value
    Both India and Russia had earlier discussed to make the payments in local currency for the procurement of the S-400 systems.

    Top sources in the defence establishment told ThePrint that the first installment is 10 per cent of the actual contract value.

    India had decided to go ahead with the deal for the game-changing S-400 air defence system despite US pressure to back out.

    India is aware that the US may not grant it the waiver from CAATSA (Countering American Adversaries Through Sanctions Act) which the Donald Trump administration is determined to impose on countries that have defence interests with Russia.

    Capabilities of S-400
    The S-400 Triumf is the most modern air defence system in the Russian arsenal. It is capable of destroying incoming hostile aircraft, missiles and even drones within a range of up to 400 km. It has a tracking capability of nearly 600 km.

    The system has been designed to knock down flying targets, including those equipped with stealth technologies, at a distance of about 400 km. It is also capable of taking out ballistic missiles and hypersonic targets. Compared to its predecessor — the S-300 — the S-400 has a firing rate that is 2.5 times faster.

    Each S-400 battery comprises long-range radar, a command post vehicle, target acquisition radar and two battalions of launchers (each battalion has eight). Each launcher has four tubes.

    The S-400 can be armed with four different types of missiles with ranges of 400 km, 250 km, 120 km and 40 km. The Long Range (LR) radar can track more than 100 flying objects simultaneously while being able to engage a dozen targets.

    Each component of the system — the radars, the command post vehicles and the launchers — is mounted on multi-axle, multi-wheel Ural carriers that can move on uneven terrains. This mobility makes the batteries difficult to detect because they can keep changing locations, besides expanding the missile engagement zone (MEZ).

    China was the first country to seal a government-to-government deal with Russia in 2014 to procure the lethal missile system. Moscow has already started delivering an undisclosed number of S-400s to Beijing.

    India wants the long-range missile system to tighten its air defence mechanism, particularly along the nearly 4,000-km-long Sino-India border.

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    Post  Pinto on Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:01 pm

    Vijay Mohan

    Tribune News Service

    Chandigarh, July 8

    Faced with depleting assets due to budgetary constraints and bureaucratic delays, the IAF is undertaking life extension studies on its 1970s vintage Pechora anti-aircraft missile launchers to determine if these can continue in service.
    With over 25 squadrons in its inventory, the medium-range Pechora surface-to-air missiles, also known as SA-3, form the backbone of the IAF’s air defence network. These are both, fixed land-based as well as mobile truck-mounted. The life extension studies will be undertaken by the IAF’s No.7 Base Repair Depot at Tughlakabad, which is responsible for the repair and overhaul of missiles and electronic equipment, sources said.

    External agencies having the requisite expertise are also being roped in to carry out part of the project. The studies will assess the structural integrity of the launcher beams, electro-mechanical components, gear assemblies, cables and sub-systems and determine their residual life. Detecting material weakness, cracks, examining the state of welding and strength of joints and assessing requirement of spares and other parts would also form part of the study.
    The IAF has in place a plan to modernise and upgrade the Pechora systems with digital command and control systems and integrate the system’s radar into a network-centric environment, but according to sources, feasible life extension is a pre-requisite to this. “The present system is outdated and unless the physical life of the system can be extended by at least 10-15 years, it makes little sense to upgrade it,” an officer said.

    Moves to replace these systems with a modern medium-range missile have not been successful, though a few systems of the indigenous Akash missile have made their foray into the services. The IAF has also been going in for life extension of several other aircraft as well as weapons systems and other war fighting equipment to tide over the slow pace of acquisitions and financial crunch.

    Studies to assess…

    * Structural integrity of the launcher beams, electro-mechanical components, gear assemblies, cables and sub-systems and their residual life

    * Material weakness, cracks, state of welding and strength of joints and requirement of spares and other parts

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