Thursday, March 01, 2012

2 Indian Weapons Enter Service On March 3

TAL model at Aero India 2011 / Photo: Shiv Aroor
Akash SAM during user trials / Photo: DRDO
It's a big day for the Indian weapons programme on March 3 with two major systems to be handed over to users. In a formal ceremony in Hyderabad, Defence Minister A.K. Antony will ceremonially entrust to the IAF its first Akash medium-range surface to air missile units, while the Indian Navy will get its first Advanced Light Torpedoes (TAL), both systems developed indigenously by the DRDO.

16 comments :

Anup said...

Good News..waiting for LCA & LCH

dinesh singh yadav said...

when varunastra be inducted

Anonymous said...

can we have the specs of TAL pl...

Anonymous said...

What happened to our beloved Astra? Any news?

bits222 said...

What's the obsession with "light weight". Light weight aircraft, light weight tanks, light weight submarines, light weight ???

Joy said...

Well finally DRDO actually delivers a real weapon other then models, blueprints, artwork, design specs and conceptwares. I think that is an achevement in itself regardless of how good the weapon is.

Mr. Ra said...

Great news. All the best...

Anonymous said...

TAL with just 6 min endurance and 22 knots of speed,,its rangle is just 2.2 miles

Anonymous said...

Good news....What abt the SPYDER SAM ....is the deal on track.Shiv can u give some light abt the SPYDER SAM deal..It is supposed to be inducted in 2012..Another news saw in Janes Weekly site...that Indian army has begun trail of 4 carbine systems from 4 foriegn vendors...Shiv can u provide some info on which are the vendors??

Anonymous said...

its my birthday on 3rd what a gift

Anonymous said...

Akash was called a failure earlier now it has come back don't want to sound scarcastic but aleast it came into production good going guys

Anonymous said...

Hope the torpedo won't take a u-turn and sink our own ship.

Anonymous said...

@1219
seems your stats are wrong
range 7km
speed 33knots
weight 220kg
warhead 50kg

source:the hindu

Abhiman said...

Great going DRDO !!

Akash missile has silenced its critics. And the TAL was never discussed as much as Akash, Arjun or Tejas are. It was so hush-hush and suddenly it has been inducted !

It is a very good surprise. Overall, very good News.

Unknown said...

any news on varunastra and takshak torpedoes induction??

burrowsthomas said...

check tis out..


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