Sunday, July 04, 2010

Programme Update: The Indo-French Maitri SR-SAM


Top sources reveal that the Indo-French joint tri-services Short-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (SR-SAM), christened Maitri, is likely to receive formal sanction shortly by the Indian government, with both sides finalising workshare agreements on the programme, initially entered into over three years ago. Described variously as the defunct Trishul point defence missile programme imbued with fresh life, joint work has already begun on the missile, that should see a first test-firing by late 2012. While MBDA and DRDL have awaited formal project sanction, the two agencies have been exchanging data on the Mica and Trishul for the last two years, and are ready to begun building the missile. The vertical launch weapon will have a range of 15-km and will be propelled by a smokeless solid rocket motor.

9 comments :

amit said...

yeppyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Anonymous said...

The naval configuration is shown with a ship having Revathi radar. So are P28 corvettes going to get SR-SAM?

Anonymous said...

Hope this will not be a modified MICA.
If yes it will be nothing more than licenced production in the garb of joint venture

Anonymous said...

Looks great ! Joint missile is a very good idea. Co-development DRDL/MBDA should lead to a very efficient system. I hope the project will be sanctioned soon and the system introduced at the earliest !

Anonymous said...

There is a Russian SR-SAM PANTS1R. It was tested successfully recently and is being inducted in the Russian armed forces. How come India does not bid for that product?
What joint development can the French offer more than the Russians?
We have become a buying machine with products coming in the next decade if ever!
Our greatest allies are discards in the race to find new friends/maitrey! One should tread with caution as far as the French/NATO allies are concerned. I am not going to add anything more.

Ra said...

It can be hoped that it may incorporate live technologies from the French Mica and Trishul.

Sid said...

what are we co-developing here? looks more like VL-MICA to me.

NJS said...

French is considered to be reliable and trusted partner in TOT , the tech from most successful missile mica , india will regain its strength in Surface to air platform against chinese/pak .India already succeeded major success in Brahmos and also in Barak 8 ( on going project) due to Joint Venture .

RAT said...

CAN THIS MISSILE TAKE ON A INCOMING MISSILE BABUR OR EXCOTENT OR OTHER BECAUSE 15 KM RANGE IS BASICALLY FOR THESE THREATS AIRCRAFT COMING IN RANGE OF 15 KM IS NOT LIKLEY? JUST A QUESTION