While it's difficult to read intention, India rejected the US offer for both PAC-3 and THAAD in favor of the S-400.
Probably because S-400 is actually better than the combination of PAC-2, PAC-3, and THAAD all put together. (PAC-3 only shoots down scud like ballistic targets... if you want to stop cruise missiles and aircraft you need PAC-2, and if you want to shoot down better ballistic missiles than Scud you would need THAAD...
Or like Turkey, you could buy the better product... S-400 that is actually cheaper too.
So it's unlikely that India will hand over confidential information about the S-400 to the US or NATO. AFAIK, Russia has never made any complain to India about how Russian military technology purchased by India ended up with NATO.
India has not done such a thing in the past but individuals can sell technology and information for individual personal gain... and of course India might be tempted in their fixation with China to encourage more cooperation from the US... who knows.
That aside, China already has a great deal of understanding of the S-400. They probably do not need any information about the S-400 from India. Instead they will pass on details about the S-400 to Pakistan.
HATO has had access to S-300 and S-300V for more than 20 years and they still can't crack it... Greece has S-300s and S-300V early model vehicles and missiles were sold to the US. They didn't get all the top secret stuff but they got the missiles.
There was talk a lot of what they learned went in to PAC-3, but it is still inferior to old model S-300Vs so they haven't learned everything.
I realize that S-300V is used by the Russian Army and not the Russian Air Force. My point was India could have asked for the integration of the 9M82M missile on the Indian S-400.
It might be possible I suppose but would probably take longer than just getting extra S-400s. The Russians don't have mixed S-300V/S-400 batteries... the army doesn't use S-300P or S-400, and the air force doesn't use S-300V.
That's correct. But those ICBMs, SLBMs are meant to target US and Western Russia. And compared to Russia and US they have a limited number of those ICBMs.
Who told them that? They have plenty of money they could make a lot more ICBMs if they wanted to... and are probably thinking about it right now with US pressure and Indian and Australian pressure too...
[qutoe]India, East Asia and South East Asia are well within the range of Chinese IRBMs. Why unnecessarily use ICBMs.[/quote]
ICBMs offer more flexibility... and they only cost money when you need to replace them... and who cares about money then?
If S-400 can indeed connect to any Russian AD can it also launch the 9M82M missile?
S-400 can operate with other types... Pantsir and TOR and S-350 and even older S-300 systems... the point is that the S-400 doesn't load these other missiles on their TELs and use the missiles... the other systems are deployed in regiments or batteries and link up to share information and command and control... so the S-400 might use its long range radar to find targets at extreme ranges but let a Pantsir or TOR use its shorter range radar and EO systems to detect drones and incoming munitions.
To use S-300V missiles you would need one of the two S-300V TELs... and its missiles are a completely different size and shape from the S-400.
Not sure why the 5P85TE2 launchers of the S-400 cannot launch a 9M82M.
Because of the difference in size...
S-400 missiles... the standard sized missile in the tube and the small 9M96 missiles (S-350) beside:
Now the missiles of the S-300V:
(Note using this picture but don't know where the numbers on it came from... I don't think they are accurate...)
Both side by side in drawing
The missiles of the S-300V are totally different in size and shape and weight to the S-300P and S-400... the only things they have in common are the S-300 in their designation.
Different radars, as well? Existing 91N6E, 96L6 should be able to guide 9M82M.
They possibly could but the radars the missiles are designed with will likely work better...