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FUTURE STRIKE: India's hypersonic vehicle (HSTDV) ready for ground tests

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  1. praveen007

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    FUTURE STRIKE:
    India's hypersonic
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    India's hypersonic missile dreams are slowly and steadily taking shape at the DRDL facility in Hyderabad, with the advancements of HSTDV project. Though scientists are tight-lipped about letting out
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    the project is definitely heading in the right direction with the boost it might have received after the missile brain in Dr Saraswat took over the reins of DRDO. | Photos: Tarmak007
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    Bangalore/Hyderabad: Forty kilometers in 20 seconds!
    The time taken to eat a biscuit. Well, that's the primary mission objective scientists at the Defence Research and Development Laboratory(DRDL) in Hyderabad are aiming for, probably as a first step towards unleashing a futuristic hypersonic cruise missile. And, when Santa rings the X'Mas bell in 2014, we would have known the fate of this tech-cocktail currently being measured and mixed to perfection by a group of brainy boys of Indian defence.
    The scientists have already conceptualized a Hypersonic Test Demonstration Vehicle (HSTDV)for an autonomous flight of a scramjet-integrated (combustion inside the engine occurs at 1.2 km/sec) hypersonic air-breathing vehicle for a short duration of about 20 seconds.
    The scramjet-integrated vehicle is mounted on top of an already proven Agni missile booster motor and protected by aerodynamic fairings. The solid booster injects the hypersonic vehicle at the desired altitude of 32 km and Mach number of 6.5. The aerodynamic fairings are separated and the hypersonic vehicle is also separated from the booster.
    After separation, the scramjet engine is ignited and the vehicle cruises for a short duration of 20 seconds.
    High temperature materials are used for the engine and airframe construction.
    The scramjet integrated vehicle has been designed considering the aero-propulsion interactions. The performance analysis indicates the capability of the vehicle to generate adequate positive thrust margin ensuring cruise condition. “The materials have been identified, thermo-structural design completed and the airframe also fabricated. A scramjet combustor also has been designed and tested in connect pipe mode test facility at DRDL and the performance has been satisfactory, so far. A flight-worthy engine using high temperature resistant materials is under fabrication," sources said.
    The first aerodynamic wind-tunnel test was held in Israel(2007) and later in Russia (2009)as India doesn't have a hypersonic facility to test larger cross-section of platforms.
    "Next year some more missions are planned in Russia, including stage separation and air intake tests. We are also planning a full-scale panel-separation test at DRDL itself," sources told Express.
    The scientists have already proved technologies for aerodynamics, aero-thermodynamics, engine and hot structures through design and ground testing. "Ahead of the launch, we will have to now focus on the mechanical and electrical integration, control and guidance system along with their packaging, checkout system, HILS (hardware in loop simulation) and launch readiness," sources said.
    Technologies like configuration tests, combustion and full-scale cruise vehicle structural aspects have also been proved taking the project past the half-way mark.
    India is the second country to have planned an autonomous flight of the hypersonic air-breathing vehicle; the first being the USA which demonstrated the flight through X-43 and X-51 programs. France is also planning the autonomous flight sometime in 2015 through LEA program.
    The HSTDV project directorate was formed in 2005. It is now confirmed that technology for a 600-second test to cover a range of 1,500 km range is also taking shape to establish future strike technologies against hardened and time-critical targets.
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  2. Ziras

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    good research project...
    but looking at the fact that nobody on the world has yet perfected scramjet vehicles..the chances are slim for india doing it in a couple years.
     
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    one month ago US Test it's AHW.........now it's time For India to to give strong competition to US in hypersonic weapons...
     
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    relax:lol: buddy it is still not operational.......
     
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    Just because no one else has perfected the technology, doesn't mean Indians can't do it. After all, many Indian brains are behind the latest technologies in the US of A. Lockheed's secret Skunk Works and Boeing's Phantom Works have many Indian brains at work there, including NASA!

    So what's the big deal?

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    GOOD MORNING .....
     
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    after doing all this..........nobody gonna aknowlegde us but waata who cares....
     
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    what is the range?
     
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    yeah.......this morning seems special.....did'nt it????
     
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    2012 is going to be fun :D

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    Ok, now i am going to post one more special news by drdo so hold on.
     
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    GREAT news!!Can't wait to see the HSTDV flying.At Mach 6.5 it will be almost impossible to defend against,hope to see a long range anti ship version by 2020.Shaurya,Brahmos II and now this HSTDV-India is really going gaga about hypersonic cruise missiles!!
     
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    Its all about adaptive objective, Even if we reach 80% objective, we can have mach 6+ cruise missiles. I would like to say that In missile department India is not behind any one (Thanks to Dr Kalam).
     
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    It has speed of Mach 8 it will be increased as technology improves, but sad part is we dont have test facilities for hyper-sonic vehicles otherwise we would have been the first country to test... And we are already delayed by 4-5 years....but sure if successful will be of great help....But this will not be the only the technology used for hyper sonic missile, we already have shourya missile capable of mach 6....so does russia....!!! i guess it will be used as hyper-sonic loitering missile...!!!

    I am happy that 5-6 hypersonic missile project with different ranges are carried on, so even if we fail in one or two we will have 4 other back ups....but guess what will happen if all projects succeed...!!!
     
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