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RAMRAAMski, via India?

Discussion in 'Pakistan Strategic Forces' started by HASEEB66, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. HASEEB66

    HASEEB66 FULL MEMBER

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    Pakistan's recent November 2006 purchase of 500 AIM-120C AMRAAM missiles is creating counterpressure on the subcontinent, and reportedly has India looking for 120km BVRAAMs (Beyond Visual Range Air-Air Missiles). Missiles with this notional head-on range would far outstrip the 60km of the AIM-120C, and even the 60-90km (36-54 miles) reported for the Russian AA-12/R-77 'AMRAAMski' that India already deploys. Indeed, this figure would be closer to the ramjet-powered Meteor under development via MBDA.

    "There are moves also to start indigenous development of such long-range missiles by DRDO with possible foreign collaboration," a DRDO source reportedly said.

    Indian defense procurement is full of announcements and 'confirmed' purchases that end up wildly late, or lose in limbo; but the effect on the global defense market could be very significant if India remains serious about this effort....

    http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/mt/mt-search.cgi?search=pakistan

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  2. EagleEyes

    EagleEyes PDF THINK TANK: CONSULTANT

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    Doesn't seem much successful. India has yet to create a air-to-air missile comparable with AIM-120C or any other nation for that matter. Let alone something that can beat it by 60KM more.

    I think Pakistan should look for some more projects with longer range air-to-air missiles than just depend its majority of the fighters with the SD-10, because the future of the air fights belong in that area with a good radar.

    It would be quite possible to incorporate Russian, South African and American technology.
     
  3. Adux

    Adux SENIOR MEMBER

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    While Pakistan can, you telling me India cant.

    ps: what is the full-form of RAMRAAM
     
  4. Contrarian

    Contrarian ELITE MEMBER

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    Ramjet AMRAAM i think.