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  1. SpArK

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    DRDO preparing to test fire advanced BMD system in Feb


    NEW DELHI (PTI): After carrying out major upgrades, India will test fire an advanced version of its indigenous Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) system in February allowing it to destroy enemy rockets at a much higher altitude.

    As part of its efforts to protect itself from enemy missiles, India is developing a two-tier BMD which can intercept enemy missiles at exo-atmospheric (outside the Earth's atmosphere) altitudes of 80 km and endo-atmospheric (inside the Earth's atmosphere) heights of 30 km.

    Under the improved system, the DRDO-developed missile shield will intercept missiles at exo-atmospheric altitudes of 150 km and endo-atmospheric height of 80 km, DRDO sources told PTI here.

    The system is being upgraded after DRDO felt that a capability to intercept enemy projectiles at higher altitudes would give it more response time in case the first attempt is a miss and the second layer of the system can be put into action, they added.

    Sources said with India facing a theatre-based threat and not a global one from an Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), such a capability would also give it an advantage in terms of the area covered by the missile defence system.

    The system was first test-fired in November 2006, elevating India into the elite club of four countries to have successfully developed an Anti-ballistic missile system, after the United States, Russia and Israel.

    Last year, DRDO conducted the fourth in a row successful test of the endo-atmospheric interceptor missile at an altitude of 15 kms.

    Sources said if the tests prove successful, DRDO will go ahead with the deployment of the BMD by 2015.

    DRDO preparing to test fire advanced BMD system in Feb - Brahmand.com
     
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    All the Best DRDO............ Do well..........
     
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    150KM:woot::cheesy: was dieing to hear this news :yahoo:

    are they talking about PDV??
     
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    it is gonna be Diwali in upper atmosphere..... :chilli::chilli:
     
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    YEP .................:azn:
     
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    Best of Luck
     
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    I hope 2010 is better for us, we had series of failures and hope to see some success.
     
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    You Mean 2011 :cheers:

    It has started on a good note with IOC for the TEJAS. That program has been dragging on for years. I am sure as Indian defense industry matures, we will have more success more frequently.
     
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    Which failures are you talking about? In 2010 we have tested three new missiles for the first time ie K-4, Brahmos Block-III+, Agni-IIIP etc. We have seen LCH, LCA Navy, Rustom MALE UAV etc. Most of the tests were full success excluding one Prithvi and one Agni-IIIP.

    20 missile tests. 18 successes.
     
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    Yes, this is PDV. It is a modified version of PAD. PDV is the first Indian BMD to get IIR seeker unlike active radar seeker in PAD. It will have solid rocket motor instead of liquid like the PAD. PDV will be the mainstay of the defence shield in Phase-1.
     
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