Sunday, March 06, 2011

PHOTOS: Indian Ballistic Missile Defence System Successfully Tested


Still in Libya, but posting this quickly!

28 comments :

Anonymous said...

Does it fullfill all the parameters , further details shiv

Anonymous said...

congratulations DRDO...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for eye candy

bikku said...

go go india the roar should be heard all over the world. Hamare seena chuvda hoga hai! yup is it correct.

Anonymous said...

go drdo go!!!!!

bookz said...

Details please!
Altitude?
Hit-to-kill?
Which Radar?

Anonymous said...

DOES IT BETTER THAN S 400

Anonymous said...

DOES IT BETTER THAN S 400

Anonymous said...

How you got this pics when you are in Eygpt / Libya / Tunisia ?

Rajkumar said...

Was it the Advanced Air Defence(AAD) test or Prithvi Air Defence(PAD) test??
Going by the image it looks like the AAD...

Rajkumar said...

Was it the Advanced Air Defence(AAD) test or Prithvi Air Defence(PAD) test??
Going by the image it looks like the AAD...

Anonymous said...

Ok guys , I have to ask one stupid question which may not end up being so stupid after-all. Are these tests conducted by an independent agency or by the same agency that designed the missiles ? You know with launch time and trajectory known it is not that hard in this day and age to shoot down an incoming missile.

Verone said...

Congrats to India!!!!!!!!!!!hey aroor, is it true that that the chinese have a missile shield using kkv technolgy? Whta exactly is the kkv technology and how much more effective is it compared to the technology india uses for its missile shield?

Anonymous said...

DRDO will test this BMD for another 40 years.In the meantime indian govt will buy arrow or Patriot 3 missile defense system.

See you in 2050.

Whatever crap DRDO develop we have to put it in comparative trials against the competitors.

Dont waste taxpayers money in the name of R&D

Regards,
TAXPAYER

Anonymous said...

God bless DRDO, may we develop a cruise missile interceptor one day!!!

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 638 and Taxpayer

even if comparative trials and foreign evaluators say it is good ...it will still not be good for people like you, you will say that the results are rigged. that the evaluators were ordered to give the results that they gave!!...you will have a thousand arguments ...you will keep asking proof of that nothing was rigged. You will ask them proof of the negative.
That this is an impossible thing will not bother you.


your problem is with DRDO achieving anything...the thought that an Indian govt funded agency cannot achieve anything of worth is deeply ingrained in your brains. One could argue that it is based on so called 'past failures' and 'time n cost overruns' but a lot of the arguments in those two often turn out to be specious.
Admitting the fact that DRDO did something of note will shatter your belief that you are better.
But maybe..they are actually that good!!

So go home..evaluate why your response is they could not have done it in spite of facts pointing otherwise

Rahul S said...

@ Anon 6.38PM

The testing lab is ITR Chandipur and the design labs are ASL and RCI having their own directors. Though all the labs are part of DRDO, they are independent agencies in their own way with very specific functions. As for your second question about knowing the trajectory, the scientists might know the hostile missile trajectory but the interceptor missile system namely its radars and mission computer does not know the trajectory in advance. The interceptor missile system's radars have to track the position and velocity continuously and the mission computer calculate the trajectory and launch the interceptor missile accordingly.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS DRDO AND INDIA.

Ram said...

Deplay them along the China Border. We may need atleast 800 to 1000 such interceptors.

Indian said...

Hey Shiv,

Dr. Saraswat and DRDO folks repeatedly keep saying that we have matured in BMD capabilities. I understand that we have come far from where we started, but I have couple of questions on the BMD test conducted so far.

1. I believe we have tested hit to kill based on single warhead/missile. But has the DRDO ever simulated or tested MIRV and multiple incoming missile configuration. I am sure if you were a military commander and want to annihilate your enemy's nuclear power plant you will send multiple missiles or MIRV capable ones as a function of simple probability. You won't send one missile and hope it hits the target.

2. Dr. Saraswat said that this missile/tech can be used as a SAM. Have we simulated or tested our BMD system against incoming multiple fighters (proximity based tests)?

Can you please enlighten us on this or post this question to DRDO BMD missile men when you come across them?

thanks,
Indian

Abhinaba said...

@ verone....the chinese missile defence system is completely a farce.....there is no truth whatsoevr in it....

India01 said...

Launch and initial flight looks impressive. But did it hit a target in a trajectory. Is this interceptor capable of updating its flight course in mid flight.

mathi man said...

Congratulations DRDO.
On a realistic note, pretty sure that this was a very basic test which tested the defence when subjected to minimal challenges. A working algorithm is now in place. Now its all amatter of developong the algo rith to an extent that it can take multiple challenges thrown at it by the enemy missile.

So, it s a start and a lot needs to be done. If can be done at faster rate, a big export market is waiting with open arms for such system. It will be raining dollars and euros for India and DRDO.

best of luck, and hope DRDO capitalizes on this potential soon.

satbir said...

TAXPAYER

Y dont you shutup your mouth. And how much tax U pay.
We know U are jealous paki. Y dont U tell your gov to make intersepter missile. Your country dont even have the guts test your so called ballestic misiles. And have put them in survice. Ghauri I, Shaheen I tested only once and inducted Know one knows if test was succesfull or not.
Shaheen II, Ghauri-III, Shaheen-III never tested.
And cant You read the blog properly which says that interceptor was succesfull.

Anonymous said...

MIRV's are an ABM's worst nightmare probably


The what if thing can keep going till the ABM looses the argument with the numerical capability of MIRV winning...

what if somebody comes at with you with 5 MIRV missiles with 10 warheads each...and if you do knock em all out....what if he comes with 10 missiles..

iguru said...

This is a ballistic missile defense program so it can face only the threats created by the ballistic missile which are in active in pakistan....

While considering a country like china, they have advance technologies like MIRV and they also have Icbm in their silo, Since icbm is based on atmospheric reentry, i think this technology will not be employed against chinese icbm threats...so i think this is purposely for pakistan...but the development of this technology will help in deploying these systems against an MIRV tipped Icbm....Go India Go...

Rajkumar said...

Was it the Advanced Air Defence(AAD) test
or Prithvi Air Defence(PAD) test??
Going by the image it looks like the AAD...

SS said...

Yayy! The Taxpayer is back, dude without your rabid comments this blog was getting a bit dull frankly. All you should worry about is Pakistani Taxpayer money invested on painting North Korean and Chinese missiles in pakistani colors will definitely go to waste once this system is inducted by 2015, and for that you wont have to wait too long and by 2050, i pray that Pakistan is still in existence.