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Akash Weapon System: Supersonic missile system packs a formidable punch

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  1. Hindustani78

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    Akash Weapon System
    5 May, 2015
    Economictimes.com

    Akash Weapon System (AWS), is an indigenously designed, developed and produced 'air defence system' and 'Weapon Locating Radar', which is equipped with indigenous surface to air supersonic missiles.

    The Army is set to induct the Akash Weapon System. The new weapon system is 96% indigenous. We take a look at the system's salient features and how it will enhance India's defence preparedness. Don't miss out on watching the amazing videos of Akash being test fired successfully:
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    Range
    5 May, 2015
    This system is capable of engaging aerial threats up-to a distance of approximately 25 km.

    Akash is a multi target, multi directional, all weather air-defence system, says DRDO.
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    Surveillance and tracking radars
    5 May, 2015
    The army version of Akash consists of surveillance and tracking radars, control centres and ground support systems mounted on high mobility vehicles.

    According to DRDO, the system is designed to enable integration with other air defence command and control networks through secured communication links.

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    Supersonic firepower
    5 May, 2015
    The missile system will give army the much-needed supersonic firepower to take on enemy fighters, helicopters, drones and sub-sonic cruise missiles.

    The Akash systems pack a formidable punch by being capable of tackling multiple aerial threats attacking from several directions simultaneously.

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    Salient features:
    5 May, 2015
    > 'Large kill envelope', can handle multiple threats from different directions

    > Cross-country mobility & multi-terrain deployability from sub-zero to desert temperature

    > 5.6 m long Akash missile carries 55 kg fragmentation warhead

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    Weapon Locating Radar
    5 May, 2015
    The indigenous Weapon Locating Radar (WLR) is designed for rapidly locating the positions of hostile weapons firing projectiles such as rockets, mortars and artillery shells, says DRDO.

    The WLR is capable of accurately locating the hostile weapon even as the first round is fired.

    In addition, the Weapon Locating Radar also tracks projectiles fired by our own forces and determines the impact point for estimating the effectiveness of fire, says DRDO.

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    Akash
    5 May, 2015
    The Army has initially ordered two Akash regiments, with six firing batteries and hundreds of missiles each, for around Rs 14,180 crore.

    IAF has ordered eight Akash squadrons for Rs 6,200 crore, with the first two coming up at the Mirage-2000 base in Gwalior and Sukhoi-30MKI base in Pune.
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    Cost
    5 May, 2015
    Developed by DRDO, the Army version of Akash is being produced by Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) as the nodal production agency with the involvement of Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and a large number of other industries.

    The total production value of Akash air defence systems cleared for induction by Indian Army and Indian Air force is more than Rs 23,000 crore.

    With inputs from TNN

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    AKASH details by DRDO
     

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    What is it actual Range,some sources claimed it to be more than 35 KM or the govt don't reveal its actual range ?
     
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    What are those circle things on the windows? And what's their use?
     
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    are you serious :what:
     
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    The circles are just a design, the covers are to protect the windscreen from any damage, they are removed when not required:


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    Protection against blast of the rocket. Nothing complicated.
     
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    Weapon bay for sub sonic mutation . For upgrades . Window is Power window
     
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    what is the actual speed???
     
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