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Inda’s DRDO has revealed that it has conducted captive flight trials of a new missile called ” SANT ” ( Stand-off Anti-tank ) Missile from IAF’s Mi-35 Hind Attack Helicopters Successfully this year but refused to reveal more information on the missile.

SANT Missile has been developed by DRDO’s Research Center Imarat (RCI) Hyderabad in association with Indian Air Force and is speculated to be a further development of DRDO’s HeliNa, (Helicopter-launched Nag) missile which has a range of 7–8 km.

Speculation on SANT Missile is that the new missile will have a range up to 15-20km and is equipped with a new nose-mounted active radar seeker to help keep the launch platform at a safe distance to evade defensive fire from the target area. SANT Missile will have multi-platform launch capability and can be launched from Attack Helicopters, HALE-Class Drones and might also be integrated with Strike aircrafts to provide high-precision guided tactical air-to-ground capabilities to carry out anti-armour roles so that it can be used to take out Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) and Armoured Personnel Vehicles.

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Sir.

SANT Missile has been developed by DRDO’s Research Center Imarat (RCI) Hyderabad in association with Indian Air Force and is speculated to be a further development of DRDO’s HeliNa, (Helicopter-launched Nag) missile which has a range of 7–8 km.


HeliNa is not even inducted and this missile is a 'further development'? What are we being fed or are missing here?
 

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HeliNa is not even inducted and this missile is a 'further development'? What are we being fed or are missing here?
You are correct here. There's a reason i keep away from **** type news.

Remember there was a testing of a new ATGM in recent past.... and then no news about it?

I will only say that the present relations between India and Russia are smooth, that should give you the hint about what happened.

In my opinion the specs are for around 10-12km range atleast for now, with a new kind of warhead(not new outside India though) to defeat composite armour after getting through the ERA.....
 
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You are correct here. There's a reason i keep away from **** type news.

Remember there was a testing of a new ATGM in recent past.... and then no news about it?

I will only say that the present relations between India and Russia are smooth, that should give you the hint about what happened.

In my opinion the specs are for around 10-12km range atleast for now, with a new kind of warhead(not new outside India though) to defeat composite armour after getting through the ERA.....


Sir.

That shall be the Spike NLOS.
 

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Sir.

That shall be the Spike NLOS.
Yes, It will be similar to Spike NLOS or chinese long-range ATGMs (HJ-8 series). We can expect 20km+ range. No direct relation to Nag/Helina other than both are ATGMs.
 
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Yes, It will be similar to Spike NLOS or chinese long-range ATGMs (HJ-8 series). We can expect 20km+ range. No direct relation to Nag/Helina other than both are ATGMs.


Sir.

I did not say similar to.
 

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Now discuss

1) what is the range?
2) What test launch platform is this?

From picture

I feel Nag/Helina were luncher based ATGM, this seems to be a rocket-propelled ATGM with fixed wing like ASTRA. This may be a start of new kind of air to ground missiles by DRDO.
 

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I feel Nag/Helina were luncher based ATGM, this seems to be a rocket-propelled ATGM with fixed wing like ASTRA. This may be a start of new kind of air to ground missiles by DRDO.
True !

Still meant - This missile is attached to a pylon fixed to what ? what this vehicle (red) ?
 
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India successfully test fires next-generation Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) from a defence base off Odisha coast.
The homegrown canister-based high-speed missile can engage a wide variety of high-speed maneuvering target including cruise missiles.
More details awaited...

 
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Setback for Indian missile programme: Two failures in a week, submarine version stuck

The Indian missile development programme has encountered a setback with two successive failures within a week, including a worrying development in which a submarine-launched nuclear-capable missile got stuck in its testing canister following an unsuccessful test.

Sources told ThePrint that a recent test of the Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) failed during its test on 22 December at Chandipur-on-Sea in Odisha. It hit turbulence within 1.5 seconds of the missile taking off, as an actuator did not respond to a software command, according to sources.

QRSAM is being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to meet urgent requirements of the Indian Air Force for protection of vital assets. It is meant to complement the Akash short-range surface-to-air missile. It is supposed to take down fast-moving incoming air targets like missiles and fighter jets at extremely short notice. This was the third test of the missile.

More worryingly, there has been major concern with the failure of the K-4 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), which is being developed for the nuclear triad to give India the capability to take down long-range targets from under water.

A test carried out on 17 December ended in failure after the missile did not launch from an underwater pontoon, it is learnt. The missile, believed to have a range of over 3,500 km, is to be equipped on the INS Arihant and Arighat nuclear submarines as a second strike option.

Sources said that the K-4 missile did not activate during the test, with its battery getting drained after the launch command was given. It is believed that DRDO scientists were even unable to retrieve the missile from the test pontoon following the failure, raising safety concerns for the programme.

India’s lone nuclear missile-carrying submarine, the INS Arihant, is currently equipped with the 750 km range B-05 SLBM. However, the limited range of the missile and a struggle to keep the Arihant functional raises concerns on the effectiveness of the nuclear triad.

The 3,500-km range K-4 missile was to be the real game changer, giving India a second strike option over all potential target positions. While it has been tested three times before, the unsuccessful test last week raised concerns as the missile was to be launched from the INS Arihant shortly. Careful assessments are now being made to pinpoint the reason for the failure, and assess whether it would lead to safety considerations for a submarine launch.

DRDO has also started work on the K-5, a 5,000 km range SLBM that would be fitted onboard nuclear-powered submarines, as well as a futuristic K-6 project to develop an underwater launched missile with a range of up to 6,000 km.

Indian missile programme: Two failures in a week, submarine version stuck
 

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India Successfully Test Fires Indigenous AAD Interceptor Missile Off Odisha Coast

Balasore: In its effort to ensure a full-fledged multi-layer Ballistic Missile Defence System, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired an Advanced Area Defence (AAD) interceptor missile from a defence test facility on Kalam Island, off Odisha coast today.

The interceptor missile was engaged against a target missile, a modified version of Prithvi-II launched from a Launching Complex of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Balasore about 70 km from the Kalam Island.

The interceptor positioned at Abdul Kalam island destroyed the incoming hostile missile mid-air, in an endo-atmospheric altitude at less than 30 km.

The DRDO termed the test, a ‘brilliant’ mission and success.

The home-grown high-speed weapon system can eliminate incoming enemy ballistic missiles at an altitude of 30 km.

The test comes just 5 days after the DRDO launched a Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) from the defence base.

The AAD interceptor missile was successfully test fired for the first time from the Launching Complex-III of the ITR at Chandipur in 2006. The DRDO had also successfully carried out its last test on May 2016.