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Various munitions under development or trials by DRDO

1. Nipun - Soft target blast munition (development completed, offered for user trials)

2. Vibhav - Anti-tank point attack munition (lethality trials and desert trial completed)

3. Vishal - Anti-tank bar munition (dynamic trials with BMP/AFV, explosive train trials and desert trials completed)

4. Ulka - Jumping fragmentation munition (moulding trials ongoing)

5. Parth - Directional fragmentation module (demo trials completed, field trial ongoing)

6. ABG - 40mm low velocity Air Burst Grenade which can be fired from UBGL (flight tested in 2015, ABG fuze evaluated in dynamic trial with flash pallet in time mode)
 

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Anti-Airfield Weapon developed by DRDO flight tested Successfully

The Defence and Research Development Organization (DRDO) on Friday successfully flight tested the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW), from an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft.According to Ministry of Defence, SAAW is an indigenously designed and developed 120 kg-class smart weapon capable of engaging ground targets with high precision up to a range of 100 km.




The light-weight, high precision guided bomb is one of the world class weapons systems. “The captive and release trials were tracked by radar and telemetry ground stations at ITR during the entire duration of the flight. The performance of all systems are satisfactory. All mission objectives have been achieved,” says an MoD official.

SAAW was flight-tested from a Jaguar early in May this year at Jaisalmer. DRDO has been tight-lipped about the progress of this project from the beginning. A team of DRDO scientists from Missile Complex have been visiting Bengaluru-based Aircraft System and Testing Establishment (ASTE) to carry out various tests on Jaguar in the last one year.

Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister and DG (Missile and Strategic Systems), DRDO, patted the team for their efforts towards the design and development of this state-of-the-art smart weapon within the set time frame.

DRDO sources said that the weapon will undertake further trials before it can be inducted. “More trials are scheduled in the months ahead. Friday’s test parameters are being evaluated now by both teams (DRDO & IAF) and there will be some fine-tuning during the next set of flight trials,” says a scientist from RCI, Hyderabad, attached to the project.

http://english.mathrubhumi.com/news...ght-tested-saaw-ministry-of-defence-1.1605343
 

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VSHORADS (5km)- (under development by DRDO)
SRSAM (30-50km)- Akash 1/2 /QRSAM
MRSAM (90km)- BARAK-8 (joint DRDO-IAI project)
LRSAM (150-190km)- BARAK-8(ER)
XRSAM (200-300km)- (under development by DRDO)


Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD)
AAD/PAD- endo/exo-atmospheric interception (under development by DRDO)


Let’s keep this list updated
 

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India issues NAVAREA warnings for likely test of K-4 SLBM

India has issued a Navigational Area (IMO) warnings on the Bay Of Bengal And North East Indian Ocean for Experimental Flight Trial to take place from Integrated Test Range (ITR) from 0630-1030 UTC. As per coordinates provided, the area is around 3000 kilometres in length. Speculation is that India will be carrying out another round of developmental trial of its super secretive K-4 submarine-launched ballistic missile from an underwater platform. This will be the fourth and final time K-4 SLBM will be tested from an underwater platform and will see missile for the first carrying a live 2-tonne payload. In previous K-4 missile tests, it only carried dummy payloads. India’s first Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarine (SSBN ) INS Arihant which was inducted into Indian Navy last year already has cleared trials of 700-km range K-15 SLBM from the submarine and K-4 SLBM tests from INS Arihant has been planned for sometime in 2018. K-15 has a range of 700km and K-4 has a strike range of around 3,500 km. India is also working on the development of a new SLBM codenamed K-5 having a striking capability of over 5,000 km and according to recent media reports, it will have its first trial by end of 2018. India recently also cleared development of another new SLBM codenamed K-6 which will have a strike range of around 6000 km but will be first submarine-launched ballistic missile which will able to carry a three tonne Multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV) thermonuclear warheads to its target. NAVAREA warning BAY OF BENGAL AND NORTH EAST .

INDIAN OCEAN (.) CHARTS 31 308 354 INT 71 (.) EXPERIMENTAL FLIGHT TRIAL SCHEDULED FROM ITR ON 16,17,18 DEC 17 FROM 0630-1030 UTC IN DANGER AREAS BOUNDED BY 17-44.53N 083-29.87E, 15-01.92N 082-55.01E, 03-26.94N 086-23.62E, 04-55.55N 090-36.42E, 16-05.58N 085-55.92E, 17-48.20N 083-40.29E AND 06-42.27S 088-43.91E, 10-41.43S 089-33.12E, 08-08.42S 096-53.65E, 04-30.42S 095-03.75E 2. CANCEL THIS MSG 181130 UTC DEC 17
 
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India issues NAVAREA warnings for likely test of K-4 SLBM

India has issued a Navigational Area (IMO) warnings on the Bay Of Bengal And North East Indian Ocean for Experimental Flight Trial to take place from Integrated Test Range (ITR) from 0630-1030 UTC. As per coordinates provided, the area is around 3000 kilometres in length. Speculation is that India will be carrying out another round of developmental trial of its super secretive K-4 submarine-launched ballistic missile from an underwater platform. This will be the fourth and final time K-4 SLBM will be tested from an underwater platform and will see missile for the first carrying a live 2-tonne payload. In previous K-4 missile tests, it only carried dummy payloads. India’s first Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarine (SSBN ) INS Arihant which was inducted into Indian Navy last year already has cleared trials of 700-km range K-15 SLBM from the submarine and K-4 SLBM tests from INS Arihant has been planned for sometime in 2018. K-15 has a range of 700km and K-4 has a strike range of around 3,500 km. India is also working on the development of a new SLBM codenamed K-5 having a striking capability of over 5,000 km and according to recent media reports, it will have its first trial by end of 2018. India recently also cleared development of another new SLBM codenamed K-6 which will have a strike range of around 6000 km but will be first submarine-launched ballistic missile which will able to carry a three tonne Multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV) thermonuclear warheads to its target. NAVAREA warning BAY OF BENGAL AND NORTH EAST .

INDIAN OCEAN (.) CHARTS 31 308 354 INT 71 (.) EXPERIMENTAL FLIGHT TRIAL SCHEDULED FROM ITR ON 16,17,18 DEC 17 FROM 0630-1030 UTC IN DANGER AREAS BOUNDED BY 17-44.53N 083-29.87E, 15-01.92N 082-55.01E, 03-26.94N 086-23.62E, 04-55.55N 090-36.42E, 16-05.58N 085-55.92E, 17-48.20N 083-40.29E AND 06-42.27S 088-43.91E, 10-41.43S 089-33.12E, 08-08.42S 096-53.65E, 04-30.42S 095-03.75E 2. CANCEL THIS MSG 181130 UTC DEC 17
 
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Glide Bomb SAAW: Guided weapon’s success proof of DRDO prowess in developing indigenous capability

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) recently successfully tested the guided bomb which is capable of destroying airstrips.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) recently successfully tested the guided bomb which is capable of destroying airstrips. The weapon has been under development by the state-owned agency in collaboration with the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Research Centre Imarat (RCI). To be inducted soon into the Armed Forces, the lightweight Glide Bomb, SAAW (Smart Anti Airfield Weapon) is capable of engaging ground targets with high precision up to a range of 100 kms, and can be launched from SU-30 aircraft. The indigenous lightweight high precision guided bomb is being touted as a world-class weapon system. Director General, Missiles and Strategic System, DRDO, G Satheesh Reddy described it as “a significant milestone in the indigenous capability to develop guided bombs”. The guided bomb, successfully tested from IAF aircraft at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Odisha and guided through precision navigation system, reached the targets at greater than 70 km range, with high accuracy. A total of three tests with different release conditions and ranges were conducted and all were successful.

According to DRDO, conventional 1000 lb class of aircraft bombs offer more drag, thereby adversely attesting the operational efficiency of modern high speed aircraft. Keeping this in view, DRDO has designed and developed high speed low drag (HSLD) bombs suitable for carriage and release by modern aircraft. These bombs are effective against ground targets like railway yards /bridges, major installations, bunkers, runways and hardened targets. Earlier this year, IAF had also successfully tested 500-kg precision guided HSLD bomb in Rajasthan. Developed by the Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), General Purpose Bomb ‘PGHSLD-500’ underwent flight trials released from Su-30MKI at Air Force Station, Jodhpur, fitted on a hard point and was released from an altitude of 5 km to validate its separation performance and to estimate stability.

During the carriage trials, the aircraft touched the carriage limits of 0.85 at 150 m altitude and completed 6.5 ‘g’ and full roll manoeuvres. The bomb can be carried on various in-service aircraft like Jaguar, MiG and other advanced combat aircraft of the IAF. Scheduled to be ready in seven years, the next-generation airborne early warning and control system (AWACS), with a 360-degree scan and angle of coverage as against 200-km range, is being developed by the DRDO. It would also double up as an air-to-air refueller following a request by the IAF, according to DRDO, making India the second country in the world after Israel to develop such a system.
The Airbus A-330, a medium to long-range wide-body twin-engine jet, which emerged as the single bidder for the tender floated by India, is expected to be the platform for the next generation AWACS systems, which will double up as mid-air refuellers.

Today, the indigenous 240-degree angle of Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&C) built by the DRDO on the Brazilian Embraer-145 modified jet for the IAF is already in service. The new system being developed by DRDO would have AESA (active electronically scanned array) radars with 360-degree capability, which can detect incoming aerial threats like hostile fighters, drones and cruise missiles from 400 km away. The IAF is already using the Israeli Phalcon AWACS on the Russian IL-76 heavy-lift aircraft—though it is a fuel guzzler—to detect aerial threats from jets or missiles even from targets 400 km away.

Glide Bomb SAAW: Guided weapon’s success proof of DRDO prowess in developing indigenous capability
 
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