Saturday, September 24, 2011

India's Nuke-capable Shaurya Tested Again [UPDATED]

The archival video above from the first test of the Shaurya on November 12, 2008. The 750-km range surface-to-surface missile was tested successfully today, DRDO has announced. Will update this post with a video from today's test later.

Official (unedited) DRDO statement @16.52: The DRDO developed 700-km range Shourya Missile was successfully flight tested at 2.30PM from Launch Complex III of ITR, Balasore on 24th Sep 2011. The missile was launched from a cannister in a ground launch mode. The launch of the missile was perfect like in text book and followed the path exactly to the predefined target in Bay of Bengal. All the Radar Stations, Telemetry Stations, Electro-Optical Stations all along the East Coast have tracked and monitored all the mission parameters. Ships located near the target have also tracked and witnessed the final event. The Missile has reached the target within few meters accuracy. The Missile is equipped with multiple advanced computing systems, very high accuracy navigation and guidance systems. DRDO Chief Controller Shri Avinash Chander congratulated all the scientists and employees of DRDO and other establishments. Director DRDL Shri P Venugoplalan, Director ITR Shri SP Dash, Director SPIC Shri Satish Kumar and Programme Director AK Chakravarti have monitored all the preparatory operations. Shri A Joseph Project Director and team have prepared the missile and conducted the launch flawlessly.

30 comments :

Anonymous said...

Congrats DRDO and India!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulation DRDO,Well done!
JAI BHARAT

Anonymous said...

Well done DRDO. You made India proud again. Now pakis will think 100th times before constantly threatening with nukes.

Anonymous said...

Shivji, do you have any updates for us on LCH?

Also there were reports on LCA weapons trials .. any pics or details would be nice to know.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Way to go!! Congrats to all those who made this happen!
Cheers!

Shubham said...

Congrats DRDO..Jai Hind..!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulation DRDO and Indian army. India is more powerful now.

AK said...

Is this a ballistic or cruise missile? Why do we need Brahmos if we have this and prahaar?

Anonymous said...

Congratulation all Indians. Well done DRDO and Thank you.

Anonymous said...

@AK
as per Wiki..this has a range of 700km...much more than brahmos which is under 300km to meet MTCR and warhead to 500kg (shaurya is for upto 1 ton

also this test achieved speeds upt0 mach 7.5

Anonymous said...

great work from DRDO.congrats to all my fellow countrymen

Mr. Ra said...

Congratulations to all concerned...

http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/article2482010.ece?homepage=true

"the missile this time was picked up from the production lot."

Indian said...

go hyperspace ! Drdo in all field...........

Anonymous said...

DRDO, you make us proud!

Anonymous said...

is there any new video?

Anonymous said...

Holy cow! Is it really capable of flying at Mach 7? I cant believe it!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday shiv!

Anonymous said...

these cannot be used to deter chinese threat. we need AGNI-V.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR AROOR!!!

Allah Hafiz said...

India should deploy few thousand Surya missile in paki and china border to rain down destruction in any given time.

real indian said...

fantastic (◕‿◕✿) kudos!! nd lots of congo to DRDO for successful launch of shaurya missile . :)

nd thanks to u for exceptional reporting (◡‿◡✿)

jai hnd jai bharat

real indian

Anonymous said...

congrats to all indians and DRDO.

Anonymous said...

friends, the main difference between the shaurya and brahmos missiles are their class...Shaurya is a hypersonic ballistic missile whereas brahmos is a supersonic/hyper-sonic cruise missile, shaurya can carry more payload, having more range and more speed but it s a ballistic missile, the need and operation of ballistic missile is different from that of a cruise missile..for point attack high end capability, cruise missiles are needed by armies bcz they have terrain hugging capability to avoid radar detection or for alerting the target, our brahmos have these capabilities along with supersonic speed and steep-dive which makes it a stealth metal..adding it in the hard points of su30mki makes it deadliest.. adding sagarika in a submarine makes enemy shiver..

Anonymous said...

@545
i hear saurya is quasi ballistic...it has thrust till the end and does not leave the atmosphere.. goes to(only) 40km height

Ravi Khanna said...

old old old....

Jith said...

SEXY!!!!

Anonymous said...

is this a cold launch?

Anonymous said...

congrats to DRDO....open champagne .....let's hope this success in replicated in ops firing too unlike brahmos
ANON@9:04 PM......Like our shiv, you too know a lot....but what is this sagarika????been confused about if for sometime now....

Anonymous said...

@Anon 3:50,
Unlike Brahmos???What do you mean?Brahmos is one of our most successful missiles.It has not performed only once, and that too during complex precision land attack mode.The problem was identified,resolved and land attack and top attack versions are both proven.

Anonymous said...

@350
its all online knowledge :D

K15 sagarika is the submarine launched version...about same range and payload....