Tuesday, September 16, 2008

EXCLUSIVE Photos: Astra BVRAAM launch

Photos from the Astra beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) test on September 13 and 14 at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Orissa, and DRDO's diagram of the Astra on a Su-30 airframe.

Photos and Image Courtesy DRDO

35 comments :

Anonymous said...

stupid picture of the sukhoi.
the aspect ratio is all wrong. su-30 can carry at least 8(3 on each wing, 2 between the engines) or at most 12.
not 4 as the image suggests.

drdo sucks at these CG things.

Anonymous said...

I think some weak minded people never stop complaining

Thank you for the pictures Shiv

Anonymous said...

what weak minded people ?
I'm certainly not blaming shiv but if drdo publishes a picture that creates an impression that the astra can be carried in lesser numbers than it actually can then I DO HAVE A RIGHT TO CRITICISE DRDO FOR IT.
who knows, tomorrow the whiners would start complaining that only 4 astras can be carried by the su-30.

why call in bad press on yourself.

Anonymous said...

Shiv can you get a few pictures of August 2008 Nag missile test

Delhi said...

Shiv can you get a few pictures of August 2008 Nag missile test

I second that please

Anonymous said...

wow. nag pix please!!!

Aditya said...

Where did the "Force Multipliers" and the "Cheetah in Bihar" pics go?

smith said...

nice pics, does any one knows that India and Russia are developing R-172 or 172S-1 extremely long-range air-to-air missile do we have any more details on both missles (astra and R-172) if yes please share.

Anonymous said...

no other aircraft except sukhoi and mig31 carry anti awacs missiles

and su35bm can carry up to 6 of them

Al31 117s engine outclasses
ej2000
m88 2-3
ge414

irbis e outclasses AMSAR
APG79,81,63(V2)
RBE2 AESA
WHICH NULLIFIES SEMI STEALTH OF
TYPHOON,RAFALE ,F18

DRFM JAMMERS available for export

PRICE TYPHOON 121 MILLION
RAFALE 67 MILLION
F18 100 MILLION
BEST EXAMPLE 24 F18 SALE TO AUSTRALIA FOR 2.8 BILLION
IT CAME OUT TO BE 116 MILLION PER
AIRCRAFT

F15 OVER 100 MILLION(S KOREA)

SU35BM 67MILLION
BEST EXAMPLE WE BOUGHT 40 MKI FOR 2.2 BILLION IT CAME OUT TO BE 55 MILLION PER AIRCRAFT
----------------------------------
mig35 is the safest ,cheapest,compitive option for MMRC

NO END USER VERIFICATION

SINCE WE R MAKING RD33 ENGINES

mig29 upgrade cost waaaay lower than
mirage2000
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Anonymous said...

can someone tell me why P8I deal is too costly since

US DOESN'T EXPORT ELECTRONIC WARFARE SYSTEMS

THATS WHY we have to provide our own

RADAR WARNING RECEIVER,IFF AND OTHER ELCTRONICS

APY10 radar on P8I same as ELTA 2022A on TU 142
SAME RANGE,same track while scan
but israel also provided us their electronic warfare system for
TU 142 UPGRADE at much cheaper prices.

Anonymous said...

anon, nobody will read your posts unless you stop posting in all caps.

have you noticed that NOT ONE person has responded to your posts ?

"Proliferant" indian said...

Shiv, shoo the ^Smith guy off..
Nobody talks about long-range missiles than R-77-AE-PD range ;-) ..coz its outside MTCR ..if india caught developing it with russia..technically "proliferation" people can beat us with it and try to sabotage NSG wavier. If you want you respond with..common China violates it all the time...remember international rules and restrictions are only meant for responsible countries like India who do even studiously adheres to defense "intellectual property" nit-picking..

Anonymous said...

indo russian ks-172 will have 300km range, within mtcr regulations.

do enquire how responsible US supplied UK with global hawk and tomahawk.

mtcr has mjor loopholes.

Anonymous said...

biggest problem is USA .they have always used MTCR against india
(like cryogenic engine case)

second is our own government always
surrendered to these agreements

also USA has broken MTCR since they sold tomahawks to spain,uk,

and S.KOREA made their cruise missile which has similarity with tomahawk

Anonymous said...

china and iran smuggled kh 55 from ukrain

our stupid GOVT. did nothing to acquire thses missiles

still doing nothing to aquire form iran since they can give us two or three of them

Anonymous said...

we can have ASTRA inducted soon if we go for joint venture with israel
since they have mastery in making
pyton,derby missiles and go for joint venture on longer range varient
of ASTRA

Anonymous said...

anon, it is us who have mastery of long ranfe air to air missiles, as compared to israel.
they excel in short range dogfight missiles.

Anonymous said...

anon 4:48

u r right

also look at mazgon shipyard on
google earth u wiil find p15a,kilo,
209 submerged,new frigates in dry dock and much more

also look for hindustan ship yard in
vishakhapattnam

smith said...

i belive that drdo must be working on more improved version of astra which would have the thrust vectoring capability as every one is trying to incorporate this kind of new tecnology in their future air to air missle. what drdo has done is that they have build or developed the current tecnology. i belive they must have the future plan

Anonymous said...

if they can achieve 40g maneuvers with the current structures, thay don't need any more thrust vectoring.

the materials certainly can't handle any more.

smith said...

i read some where that missle with thrust vector control, can also engage targets “around the corner” or even behind the firing aircraft.

Such manoeuvres call for seeker heads with “squint angles” of about 90°, which are best guided by the pilot with the aid of a helmet-mounted sight.

http://www.flug-revue.rotor.com/FRHeft/FRHeft07/FRH0701/FR0701d.htm

Anonymous said...

smith, you are confusing doghight missiles like the r-73 and aim9 with the medium ranged ones.
HMS is strictly for short range missiles.

Anonymous said...

check the 3rd paragraph under the pic in that link.

Anonymous said...

what is the range of PIRATE on eurofighter and how does it matches to russian and american IRST

smith said...

thanks bro but that raises a question in my mind that will the long range A2A missile will be more effective as there are various measures to counter them even the pilot has more time to react if the aircraft system locate them early only the missle will be effective if there is a litte time to react or they must be invisible to the craft to make the impact while the short range a2a missles are more difficult to doge due to there aggility & mobility and also there will be a less reaction time for pilot.
does that mean that the missile needs to be selected according to the mission.

the long range missiles to be used for targeting AWACS, Mid Air Refueler Tankers, Transport Aircraft and the main target of cold war mighty Bombers. while the short range missles for the strike fighters.

Rahul M said...
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Anonymous said...

we need some MIG 31 to neutralze
chinese and paki tankers,awacs,orions
each aircraft can carry

6 R37+2 R77+2 R73(better than any MRCA contenders being considered)

1.4meter diameter radar(upgrade it)

and it's 700km combat range at 2.4mach is
enough to neuralize pakis or any
european bird

it can also carry LGB,KH 31,ANTI SHIP MISSILES

russia has some of them in storage and they are available sooner than MMRCA AND COSTS less than euro and american birds

Anonymous said...

you are posting in keypubs aren't you ?

Anonymous said...

1400 mm radar diameter of mig31
can has 2250 aesa T/R
modules and that will outclass every radar on any fighter on planet

Anonymous said...

ya sure it is as stealthy as a christmas tree or a lighthouse.

Anonymous said...

it's true we badly need mig 31s

Anonymous said...

WE DON'T YOU THICKHEADS !!

smith said...

MiG-31 is a long-range interceptor and we do have an aircraft (su30mki) which fits in it's shoe.

Anonymous said...

mki is much more than a flying brick with rockets up its a**.

Ian said...

Hello and thanks for the pictures, i have a question about the Astra missile, perhaps you know if the Astra would be integrated to the RDM-7 radar of the Mirage 2000H. Thanks