Tagged: Missile

China is seriously worried with India’s AGNI-V Missile – Here’s Why

Agni 5, India's most lethal nuclear-capable missile was successfully test-fired at Kalam Island off Odisha coast. The surface-to-surface intercontinental missile can hit targets over 5,000km away, a fact that has neighbouring China worried. China had even claimed that India is concealing facts about Agni 5 and that it can hit targets as far as 8,000km.…

Russia Successfully Tests fired Anti-Satellite Weapon in Space

Russia's Strategic Missile Troops (or Strategic Rocket Forces) on Dec. 16 seem to have again successfully tested an anti-satellite (ASAT) weapon that sought out a simulated target in low Earth orbit (LEO). The hit-to-kill interceptor was taken into LEO by an A-235 Nudol ASAT missile launched from a base in central Russia. This is the…

DRDO’s cruise missile project Nirbhay on verge of closure

BHUBANESWAR: Once a pride for Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India’s own cruise missile project Nirbhay is on the verge of closure. A highly placed source told ‘The New Indian Express’ that the project is likely to be closed as the missile has failed to deliver desired results even 12 years after the project…

India test-fires Agni-I Ballistic Missile

India today successfully test-fired its indigenously built nuclear capable Agni-I ballistic missile, which can hit a target 700 km away, as part of a user trial by Army from a test range off Odisha coast. The surface-to-surface missile, powered by solid propellants, was test-fired from a mobile launcher at 10.10 AM from launch pad-4 of…

After MTCR Membership, India to once again test Nirbhay Cruise Missile in Dec

Has India’s recent membership of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) made a difference in the indigenously designed and developed long range sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’? India has to depend on indigenous technology so far because it was not a member of MTCR. This led to two failures and one partial success. The missile has…

Twin Trials Of Prithvi-II Missile succesfully conducted

India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile twice in quick succession as part of a user trial by the army from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha. In salvo mode, the two surface-to-surface missiles which have a strike range of 350 km and are capable of carrying 500 kg to…

Fourth Launch Test Of Agni-V Missile Stuck Due To Battery Issue: DRDO Chief

  A technical snag with the battery of India’s indigenous nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Agni-V has caused the delay in its fourth test. “It has been delayed because of a technical snag,” Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief S Christopher was quoted as saying by IANS. “There is a problem with the battery.”…

India’s Nag Anti-tank Guided Missile To Undergo Final User Acceptance Trials In Few Days

India’s Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO) will undergo its final user acceptance trials of its Nag, Gen-3 Fire and Forget Anti-Tank Guided Missile in the next few days. DRDO had to postpone the trials after it cited technical reasons in the 'Qualification Testing of the Rocket Motor' used in the missile as the ground for…

India’s Missile Defense: Is the Game Worth the Candle?

  On November 23, 2012, Indian scientists achieved a major milestone in missile defense: simultaneous interceptions of ballistic missiles at altitudes of 30 and 120 kms respectively. Such a feat put India on the map of a select group of nations, such as the United States and Israel, who have the capability of engaging multiple…

India’s Anti-Satellite Weapons

The utility of space as a medium for war has grown exponentially since the days of the Cold War Space Race. The military potential of satellites is manifold: communications, navigation, early-warning systems, reconnaissance, and signal intelligence. Any state that manages to get the upper hand in this frontier can be expected to dominate the outcome…

After 5 year Gap, India to test fire Prahaar Tactical ballistic missile next week

Days after India cleared the hurdles for its entry into the elite Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is all set to go for a crucial test of surface-to-surface highly maneuverable tactical ballistic missile Prahaar. Since Prahaar’s export variant ‘Pragati’ is being readied for interested nations, a successful test…

South Africa in talks with India-Russia over sale of Brahmos missile

India and Russia have in principle agreed to export the Brahmos anti-ship cruise missile to South Africa, according to Brahmos Aerospace. Praveen Pathak, spokesman for BrahMos Aerospace told Russia’s TASS news agency on 27 May that India and Russia have agreed 'in principle' to export the missile to the UAE, Vietnam, South Africa and Chile.…

India to Buy 245 US Stinger Air-to-Air Missiles

  India will purchase some 245 U.S.-made Stinger air-to-air missiles along with launchers and engineering support for its burgeoning fleet of light attack and attack helicopters, according to a press release by the U.S. defense contractor and missile maker Raytheon. Raytheon notes that an agreement for the purchase of the weapon system has been signed…

Home made or Assembled, Tejas 40%, Arjun 55 % Brahmos 65%

The defense minister said in parliament that indigenous component in the home made projects like Tejas, Arjun and Brahmos has many foreign components, which make India once again to be top on the arms importer. Under new defense procurement policy, India tries to slower down the imports and wants to self-reliant on most aspects, However…