For Defenseworld.net/Bangalore Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) sources say that they have moved a proposal to the government on building Mark II of the Akash missiles that will be upgraded by a longer range and sophisticated seeker.
Currently, the indigenously built Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) has a radio frequency proximity fuse which gets triggered as it is pointedly targeted at a flying object at a range of about 25 kms.
But the new plan includes increasing the range from that level to a point below the level of the recent Indo-Israeli Long Range SAM (LR-SAM). While the DRDO sources were chary about discussing the details of the new proposed Aakash Mark II as “the government’s clearance is awaited,” but they say that the seeker will be based on infra-red imaging (IIR) or microwave based.
This will not only increase the SAMs lethality but it will also help the troops manning these batteries to ‘fire and forget’ kind of a mode. The IIR seeker will pick up the heat signature of the aerial threat and target it while the microwave based one will lock on the offending object through the radar signatures of the object.
The Indian Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has decided to increase the range of the Aakash Surface to air missile (SAM), one of its successful programs, and provide it with a ‘seeker in its warhead to achieve better targeting efficiency. Reliable sources in the DRDO are not willing to divulge too many details about these two important elements – the range and the seeker – just yet
Indias top criminal investigation agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation, has closed its investigation into alleged irregularities in a $92 million contract awarded Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) to produce the Akash missile system citing lack of evidence. The CBI began its probe last May after allegations surfaced that the then Chief Managing Director Maj Gen (retd) Ravi Khetarpal, and other senior officials were involved in the irregularities in the contract
India's Ministry of Defense today announced the succesful test firing of the Akash missile in very low altitude near boundary mission from the Integrated Test Range, Balasore, Odisha. This flight trial was last among the validation trials being carried out by Army on the first off production models of Akash supersonic missile, according to an official statement
The Indian Army successfully tested the indigenously developed Akash Surface-to-Air missile for the second time yesterday at the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur. The first successful trail was conducted on 21st Feb 2014
India has test fired its indigenously-developed surface-to- air ‘Akash’ missile today from the Integrated Test Range in Odisha with success. The Akash missile, which has a strike range of 25 km with a warhead of 60 kgs, was inducted into the armed forces in 2008
Indian Army on Tuesday has inducted indigenously developed supersonic short range surface-to-air missile ‘Akash capable of engaging aerial threats like aircraft, helicopters and drones to a maximum range of 25 km and up to an altitude of 20 km. The missiles developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) will be a boost for the Army Air Defense Corps, which had been grappling for years with obsolete air defense weapons
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