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First test of INDIA's Hypersonic Tech Demo Vehicle, was a failure

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  1. raazh

    raazh FULL MEMBER

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    India’s test of a hypersonic missile signifies more than the advance of Indian weapons technology.

    It also is one step closer to triggering a nuclear war with Pakistan.

    Ironically, the first launch of the Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle, or HSTDV, was a failure. The HSTDV, which is shaped almost like a sailing ship, is supposed to be a testbed for is supposed to be a testbed for developing future hypersonic weapons such as cruise missiles. It is launched atop an Agni 1, an Indian ballistic missile. The vehicle was test launched using the Agni 1 missile platform that was to take it up to a predetermined altitude where scramjet technology—the ability to fly at speeds in excess of Mach 6 while using atmospheric oxygen as oxidizer—had to be validated with separation of the platform and a short flight at high altitude,” according to India’sEconomic Times.

    “Sources said that while the missile on which the platform was mounted successfully took off from the range, the test could not be completed to demonstrate the vehicle at hypersonic speed as the Agni 1 did not reach the desired altitude for the test. Scientists are looking at the technical reasons behind this and are studying all available data.”.

    While that doesn’t necessarily mean the HSTDV has a problem, it’s not good news for India’s strategic nuclear deterrent. “The Agni 1 is a nuclear-capable missile that is in service with the strategic forces and has been successfully tested several times in the past,” noted the Economic Times. “Its failure to reach the desired altitude is a reason for concern and is being studied.”

    Full article
    https://nationalinterest.org/blog/b...sonic-missile-could-trigger-nuclear-war-63627

    First test of INDIA's Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle, or HSTDV, was a failure. Agni 1 missile didnt even reach the desired height. Raising questions even on Agni missile itself.
     
  2. Tejas Spokesman

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    Agni I is too small to be used as booster for heavy weight HSTV.

    Thus is why in the next test in Aug-Sep, DRDO has decided to use larger Agni II as booster for HSTV.
     
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    Im pretty sure they have enough scientists competent to workout this math in the first test if not then this would be more alarming then anything else.
     
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    Tejas Spokesman FULL MEMBER

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    Actually they thought that impulse of Agni I will be enough but after the test they realized they will need more extra thrust in bad weather due to different aerodynamics.
    Exact same thing happened to an American hypersonic testbed in 2009.
     
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    So your test team or project supervisors/scientists didn't pre-calculate that which BMs suitable for this test @Tejas Spokesman o_O

    So your scientists/engineers didn't determine which BMs is suitable to this test @Tejas Spokesman
    and first hypersonic test for hypersonic vehicle was in 2004 not in 2009 (X-43) in USA and this test was succesful @Tejas Spokesman o_O:p:;):enjoy:
     
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    Khatri_pune BANNED

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    we are OK with this failure...... "Work Hard in PEACE time, so that less blood will flow in war"....
     
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    Actually agni 1 is modified for this test.
    So failure is not surprising.
     
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    Why waste money on weapons.
     
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    so they dont know that but you know it well .
     
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    This weapon or rather tech demonstrator is interesting.

    To put it in perspective, leaving US and Russia no one else have much progress here, not even China. Chinese first such test was scheduled March of this year year, just few months back. It is called JG-1. And we don’t know anything about the results of that test.

    https://www.popularmechanics.com/mi...le-could-be-model-for-a-future-weapon-system/

    Oh btw, this one is not hypersonic glide vehicle. It is a hypersonic cruise missile kind of tech demonstrator from the looks of it. One powered by SCRAMjet.

    Even if Indians masters this one in 30 years, it is still a game changer.
     
  11. Daghalodi

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    Failure is a part of success but Indians like to boast more than their weight.

    They tighten a screw on tejas and it becomes a game changer for everyone.