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  1. RPK

    RPK SENIOR MEMBER

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    Laser-guided bombs tested successfully

    BALASORE: Days after successful trials of nuclear-capable Prithvi-II, Agni-I and ship-launched Dhanush missiles, India today conducted the flight trials of laser-guided bombs (LGBs) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur off Orissa coast.

    Sources said the officials of Indian Air Force successfully carried out two rounds of tests of the LGBs using the newly-developed guidance kit from the Jaguar fighter aircraft. In January two flight trials of the LGBs were conducted from the same defence test facility.

    The flight trials were conducted to test the effectiveness of the guidance and control systems of the LGBs. “The LGBs were released from the aircraft as per prescribed standard operating procedures. On-board systems in both the trials worked satisfactorily and the mission objectives were met,” said an official.

    The flight trials of the LGBs were, however, conducted in a simulated air attack condition. Dubbed as air simulation exercise, the aim and objective of the tests were to provide training to the fighter pilots to use the sophisticated weapons developed by the country besides testing the effectiveness of the system.

    “A number of tests has been done both through simulation and flight tests over the last few years to reach the required performance levels. The bomb, once released by the mother aircraft at appropriate range, will seek the target and home on to it very accurately and with high reliability,” said a defence scientist.

    Bangalore-based Aeronautics Development Establishment (ADE) has developed the guidance kit for the LGBs and it is designed to improve accuracy of air-to-ground bombing by IAF.
     
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  2. Mahakaya

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    This is super news!

    Now we can produce multiple kits and don't need to worry about LGB kits being provided to PAKISTAN!

    :yahoo::yahoo::yahoo:

    :bounce::bounce::bounce:
     
  3. KEETARP

    KEETARP FULL MEMBER

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    Next target for DRDO should be
    ALL WEATHER LASER ILLUMINATION & TARGETTING POD with Night operation and high accuracy - something like SNIPER POD
     
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    From where all the sudden Pakistan came into the scene.???
    And by the way we already make LGBs.......
     
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  5. Mahakaya

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    It was in recent news that the USofA will be providing Pakistan with LGB Kits, so just a reaction based on that. No ill intentions involved!

    Thanks for educating me that Pakistan already makes LGBs. Can you please share a link with us?
     
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    PAK filic INDIANS :D
     
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    If I'm not wrong laser guidance is always limited by weather/visibility or? Not like GPS guided bombs like JDAM, or AASM.
     
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    Again just one of these media reports to make people go crazy!

    Think about it logically man, to use these bombs against India, PAF fighters has to enter Indian air space which makes them vulnerable for our air defense too. If the US had provided stand off weapons like JSOW, or Slamm-er, that can be used from ranges around 130 to 270Km, I could understand such concerns, but not for bomb kits.
    PAFs F16, especially the new B52s can use these weapons too, but I only saw reports about providing JDAMs (btw they are not laser guided, but GPS guided. US laser guided bombs are Paveway bombs) and no stand off weapons, that will be interesting too in terms of MMRCA. Will the US be ready to offer them to us on F16IN and F18Sh? Their companies might be, but will the US Gov too?

    However, to develop our own LGB is good for us, so we won't be dependent on supplies from other countries, the question is only, how comparable are they in performance?
     
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  9. manglasiva

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    US can switch OFF its satellites in the subcontinent, if its interests are not served during the conflict ie INDO -PAK war to make GPS devices blind...
     
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    Could, but unlikely (at least in a war where their forces are not involved), because turning off GPS would impact them in this reagion too and it would mainly hurt Pakistan alone, because we still have the Russian KAB bombs guided by their GLONASS system.
    But that wasn't my point anyway, I meant that laser guidance is not as addurate as other guidance systems and is limited to weather and visibility.
     
  11. Justin Joseph

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    Sir,

    for that same reason we have entered in a agreement with the Russia for its GLONASS in time of war.

    http://www.****************/india-to-use-russian-glonass-navigation-system-minister-4614/

    Also, we are building our own for rigional use in and about 1500 kms around India. The Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS)

    So, need not to worry.

    thanks
     
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    yup :agree:

     
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    I understand your point - Oh hell I was just in a teenage supper happy mode - :rofl::rofl: and apologize for the behaviour.

    Thanks for the useful post though!

    :cheers:
     
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    Great job DRDO. Its developed under Project Sudarshan where ADE developed laser seekers for bombs and shells.

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    You are missing very important point if you have Laser guidance kits , you can convert your bomb size to your requirements.
    And these kits are very cheap when compared to stand-off A2S weapons which are Satellite guided .
    Remember Kargil story - Stand-off weapons were not available from France bcoz of sanctions ,
    but we had kits and converted vintage SPANISH 70's era Bomb into LGB which were fired from MIRAGE with ATLIS pod

    Here is the link


    The IAF in the Kargil Operations - 1999

    Finally for illumination issues what Indian Air force has done is arm
    1 Jaguar for LGB's
    Another Jaguar with Laser pod and guidance .

    Mastermind at its Best​
     
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