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India to Test Fire Agni V ICBM - Agni I MRBM and Nirbhay Sub-Sonic Cruise Missile this Month!

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  1. Chanakya's_Chant

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    More Tests on DRDO Radar

    BALASORE: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has pulled up its socks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi directed it to ensure delivery of cutting edge weapon systems to the Armed Forces in time so that the country can keep pace with other nations in the national security arena.

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    The DRDO plans to test nuclear capable Agni-I, sub-sonic cruise missile Nirbhay and longest range Agni-V.

    While the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of Indian Army is slated to carry out a fresh user trial of the 700-km range surface-to-surface medium range Agni-I on September 10, DRDO would conduct the second and third developmental trials of Nirbhay and Agni-V missiles too.

    Though the exact date for the experimental tests of Nirbhay and Agni-V missiles has not been fixed, preparations are underway at the Wheeler Island test facility off the Odisha coast. If everything falls in place, the weapons could be test-fired this month itself.

    At the annual DRDO awards function recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flayed the ‘chalta hai’ attitude of the DRDO, which has been resulting in delay in projects and cost overruns.

    While DRDO is not worried about performance of Agni-I and Agni-V missiles, all eyes will be on Nirbhay, which is India’s first home made cruise missile capable of delivering nuclear warheads nearly 1,000 km away.

    While Agni-I has already been inducted in the Armed Forces after several rounds of successful trials, Agni-V has proved its might successfully twice in the last two years.

    Nirbhay had failed during its maiden test on March 12, last year. The missile veered off as snags developed in its inertial navigation system (INS). Post failure, the DRDO is said to have made some corrections in the design of the missile.

    DRDO Chief, Avinash Chander said the faults in the missile have been rectified and the missile is ready for the test which will be conducted soon. What makes Nirbhay significant is that the missile is very manoeuvrable and can fly at low altitude thus making it difficult to be detected on the enemy radar.

    The defence scientists are also expecting third consecutive success of Agni-V missile that would pave the way for its early induction in the Armed Forces and maiden test of its next generation missile Agni-VI having a projected strike range of more than 8,000 km.

    Sources said the Prime Minister is expected to witness Agni-V launch from the Wheeler Island. DRDO spokesperson Ravi Kumar Gupta said Modi’s attendance depends on his schedule.

    Source:- More Tests on DRDO Radar -The New Indian Express
     
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    It would be the canister launch for Agni-5 if I am not wrong.
     
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    great news! but where it says Agni I Irbm in article
     
  4. Chanakya's_Chant

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    Yes - A dummy missile was launched from TCT-5 which performed excellently in the missile ejection test in June.

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    Well the weather is clearing up, hoping to see 'action' on both sides of the border.
     
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    We can see enough "action" on the other side of the border fence already........:D
     
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    Haha that is a very different type of "action" :D
     
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    https://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&r...ipJ8BldRalUfaBxs7img8zQ&bvm=bv.74115972,d.c2E

    Source: India to Test Fire Agni V ICBM - Agni I MRBM and Nirbhay Sub-Sonic Cruise Missile this Month!

    A misinformation campaign agian?

    @Capt.Popeye @sancho @Penguin

    BTW Agni 5 needs a far compact launcher.

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    But nearly as explosive and devastating........:P


    The launcher used in the test-firing is just a test-bed. Will not be the final TEL to be deployed. The TEL needs to have X-country ability. That project is happening separately.
     
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    Nirbhay and A5 launch is worth watching, A1 launch will be completely fed up for the armed forces.
     
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    A truck + towed trailer combination is inherently longer than a single vehicle.

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    Consider
    Agni-VI with 10000 km range to be ready by 2014 - IBNLive

    That's a 2012 article ....

    I think it may be a matter of distinguishing actually attained range v. development potential. I suppose additional range could be had e.g. by an additional stage.
     
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    The A-1 launch will be a user trial. Gives a chance for the users to carry out hands-on training, the manufacturers ti carry out a random test from a production batch........................................and the designers to test some tweaks. :)
     
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    Mate, isn't the A1 more than a decade now, so what's the point of having production line for it?
     
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    The A-1 has not been retired yet! It will get on that list when the K series fully mature. So its still in production, what will be fired off may even be from an earlier batch.

    Just as older Prithvis are being used in Training fire-exercises or as "hacks" for BMD development etc. Is'nt the Shaurya that will finally take over from the Prithvi?