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Have you ever been to a defence expo ? These are companies showcasing their products. Nothing to do with client interest.There will be delegations also from other smaller countries which might be interested.

If it's for IAF it's different story. It's not ballistic missile. Air launched cruise missile, which makes sense.
Have I ever been to a defence expo?
Many times.

The tweet from Indian news outlet i quoted, clearly says it will be inducted in IAF.

Also, no, its not a cruise missile. Its Quasi ballistic.

Read this.

 

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Have I ever been to a defence expo?
Many times.

The tweet from Indian news outlet i quoted, clearly says it will be inducted in IAF.

Also, no, its not a cruise missile. Its Quasi ballistic.

Read this.

There is nothing quasi or even ballistic about it. Just marketing talk. It takes a little bit of altitude after launch. Air launch missiles were doing it since cold war times.

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Have I ever been to a defence expo?
Many times.

The tweet from Indian news outlet i quoted, clearly says it will be inducted in IAF.

Also, no, its not a cruise missile. Its Quasi ballistic.

Read this.

Indian defence journalists are idiots to say the least. I guess you already know that .
rarely they come up with proper news and facts when it comes to weapons and forces
 
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If Rampage Missile is Affordable , we must buy it till our own Long range Air To Surface missiles are ready for Induction

All the Long Range Radars can be taken out easily
 

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Twitter says india getting new quasi ballistic missile from Israel for IAF?

It's unclear at the moment if we are getting the Rampage. But if we are, then it must be as part of emergency pucrhases. Since we have our own similar program, we won't be buying it through the normal route. Naturally, it will be for a small number.

We have bought a lot of stuff and we still have no clue about the actual extent of our purchases. Most of our emergency purchases are aimed at weapons rather than weapons systems, so the bulk of the $3B spent in just weapons is a very large amount.
 
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Hey whats the criteria for applying for a tender?
The company has to be Indian & a given number of years old. It has to have prior experience of aerospace grade fabrications complying to some ASTM standard. I didn't pay attention to it frankly.
Could you provide the link to the site. Thank you.
Govt. e-procure website.

eProcurement System Government of India

Like all govt. website the interface is horrendous.


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So close....so close to having my name on a bomb.
 
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Not a very flattering account of either the GoI or it's babus or the DPSU's.
 
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Saurav Jha: Now, some of the most aggressive schedules are from your Missile and Strategic Systems (MSS) cluster. Let us therefore turn to the status of various products under development in this cluster. Firstly, please give us updates on various ground-based air defence systems currently under development viz. QRSAM, MRSAM (Air Force), MRSAM (Army) and LRSAM (Navy)? Also, what are the timelines for the Akash-NG, for which developmental trials are now underway?

Satheesh Reddy: The developmental trials of the QRSAM are complete. It has begun user trials and as part of that mobility trials are currently underway. As you know, this system can track while on the move and launch interceptors from a short halt. We expect induction to happen in 2022.

As far as the MRSAM (Air Force) is concerned, the first production set will be delivered in a couple of months with an additional set being delivered every 3 months subsequently. There’ll be some operational flight tests before delivery.

MRSAM (Army) has begun developmental trials and we expect the first set to be delivered to the user in 2024.

Meanwhile, only two LRSAM sets are left to be delivered to the Navy.

As you mentioned, developmental trials for the Akash NG have commenced. These will be followed by user trials and the system is expected to go into production by 2023. The Akash NG is equipped with a Ku-band seeker and is propelled by a solid-fueled dual-pulse motor.


Saurav Jha: The MSS cluster has also become very active in the arena of air-delivered munitions. One noteworthy development in this arena is of course the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW). When will the SAAW be inducted and will future versions be equipped with an Imaging Infrared (IIR) seeker?

Satheesh Reddy: The SAAW is headed towards induction this year. The next version will indeed be equipped with an IIR seeker and will begin developmental trials next year. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited will be the production agency for the SAAW.


Saurav Jha: Another important air-to-ground system that has been under development is the New Generation Anti-Radiation Missile (NGARM) or the Rudram-1. What is the status of the same? Have typical developmental challenges related to materials and multi-layer bonding for the radome been overcome?

Satheesh Reddy: Yes, they have been overcome. And the Rudram-1 is slated for induction next year with both passive homing head as well as a MMW seeker.



Saurav Jha: Turning to beyond visual range air-to-air missiles (BVRAAMs). Would you like to comment on the status of various Astra BVRAAM family variants?

Satheesh Reddy: Astra MK1 has been inducted into the IAF. Astra MK2 is headed for development-cum-user trials, which will pave the way for its induction next year. The Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet -based Astra Mk3 will enter the developmental trials’ stage next year.


Saurav Jha: Speaking of ramjets, what is the status of the 350 mm liquid fuel ramjet (LFRJ) under development? What is it intended to power?

Satheesh Reddy: Its trials will happen in the not too distant future. It will be used to propel a supersonic target.


Saurav Jha: This year’s Republic Day parade saw DRDO’s various anti-tank guided missiles being displayed prominently. In that context, what is the status of each of the systems displayed during the parade i.e. the NAG, the HELINA, the Man-portable Anti-tank Guided Missile (MPATGM), Standoff Anti-tank (SANT) and the Canon Launched Guided Missile (CLGM)?

Satheesh Reddy: NAG has been cleared for production awaiting orders. HELINA user trials will commence in February 2021. SANT is headed for final developmental trials this year. MPATGM is currently at the user trial stage. CLGM should complete all trials by 2022.
 

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Tonbo bags multi-million-dollar deal for indigenising Indian missiles


Unless you are one of the biggest contractors in this space, defence is a tough business to crack. But Tonbo Imaging, a night-vision startup backed by top investors such as Artiman and Qualcomm Ventures, is clinching defence deals despite all odds. The Bengaluru-based firm has won a large deal with Bharat Dynamics Ltd to indigenize new missile seekers for the multi-million dollar anti-tank guided missile programme that BDL is building for the Indian Army. For Tonbo, it is an opportunity to tap over $500 million in the next few years.“We signed up with BDL to supply the EO-IR (electro-optical-infrared) seeker and command launcher unit (CLU) that controls and launches the missile and engages with the target before launch,” said Ankit Kumar, co-founder at Tonbo Imaging. “We along with BDL are integrating the CLU and seeker with their missile and BDL will supply the end system to the Army.”As this is a make-II program in which players willing to invest upfront and indigenously design and develop the missile, are only qualified to participate. Tonbo has to show 60 per cent Indian content and prove the design is indigenous. So any foreign solution also has to first prove the indigenization and acquire all design and IPR (intellectual property rights) within India. BDL is the prime front runner qualifying all the requirements and has necessary capabilities to check all the tick marks in the EOI (expression of interest).What differentiates Tonbo is that before the launch of the missile, the target is acquired by the CLU. The target picture is handed over to the missile seeker and once fired the missile with Tonbo's eyes and brain (seeker) homes onto the target with cm level precision. This is called fire and forget missile launch. Unlike older generation missile systems which are wire-guided and missile-control is with the gunner even after its fired and the missile is manually manoeuvred towards the target. In fire and forget, once the missile is fired the gunner has no control over it and its seeker manoeuvres it towards the target.“We are the eyes and the brain of the missile,” said Kumar. “Our thermal and visual imaging sensors allow the missile to locate and identify the target and our advanced AI-based algorithms track the target, even if it's on the move.”
Tonbo Imaging Promahon Command Launcher Unit


Tonbo Imaging: Promahon Command Launcher Unit

These AI algorithms run real-time on the video processor on board the missile and enables the missile to be launched in the fire-and-forget mode. The missile is guided by Tonbo's EO-IR seeker, throughout its flight path. The video processor is a very advanced processing platform with a dedicated AI engine and capability to do the real-time number crunching to always keep the target locked on to the target.Tonbo was founded by Arvind Lakshmikumar, an alumnus of BITS Pilani and Carnegie Mellon University, along with Ankit Kumar, Sudeep George and Cecilia D'Souza.

It has been actively supplying its products and solutions to customers in India and Internationally. The firm’s sales pipeline is over $2.5 billion with a near term execution visibility of $300 million. The company has raised a total funding of over $30 million from venture capital investors including Edelweiss and Walden Riverwood Ventures. It is in discussions with a few global investors for more funding for its expansion plans.
 

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Astra MkII - 160km (desi Derby ER) is coming soon.....


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That means the current one is performing satisfactorily regarding Sensor and EW components performance

18 Feb , I mean tomorrow?

Tonbo bags multi-million-dollar deal for indigenising Indian missiles


Unless you are one of the biggest contractors in this space, defence is a tough business to crack. But Tonbo Imaging, a night-vision startup backed by top investors such as Artiman and Qualcomm Ventures, is clinching defence deals despite all odds. The Bengaluru-based firm has won a large deal with Bharat Dynamics Ltd to indigenize new missile seekers for the multi-million dollar anti-tank guided missile programme that BDL is building for the Indian Army. For Tonbo, it is an opportunity to tap over $500 million in the next few years.“We signed up with BDL to supply the EO-IR (electro-optical-infrared) seeker and command launcher unit (CLU) that controls and launches the missile and engages with the target before launch,” said Ankit Kumar, co-founder at Tonbo Imaging. “We along with BDL are integrating the CLU and seeker with their missile and BDL will supply the end system to the Army.”As this is a make-II program in which players willing to invest upfront and indigenously design and develop the missile, are only qualified to participate. Tonbo has to show 60 per cent Indian content and prove the design is indigenous. So any foreign solution also has to first prove the indigenization and acquire all design and IPR (intellectual property rights) within India. BDL is the prime front runner qualifying all the requirements and has necessary capabilities to check all the tick marks in the EOI (expression of interest).What differentiates Tonbo is that before the launch of the missile, the target is acquired by the CLU. The target picture is handed over to the missile seeker and once fired the missile with Tonbo's eyes and brain (seeker) homes onto the target with cm level precision. This is called fire and forget missile launch. Unlike older generation missile systems which are wire-guided and missile-control is with the gunner even after its fired and the missile is manually manoeuvred towards the target. In fire and forget, once the missile is fired the gunner has no control over it and its seeker manoeuvres it towards the target.“We are the eyes and the brain of the missile,” said Kumar. “Our thermal and visual imaging sensors allow the missile to locate and identify the target and our advanced AI-based algorithms track the target, even if it's on the move.”
Tonbo Imaging Promahon Command Launcher Unit


Tonbo Imaging: Promahon Command Launcher Unit

These AI algorithms run real-time on the video processor on board the missile and enables the missile to be launched in the fire-and-forget mode. The missile is guided by Tonbo's EO-IR seeker, throughout its flight path. The video processor is a very advanced processing platform with a dedicated AI engine and capability to do the real-time number crunching to always keep the target locked on to the target.Tonbo was founded by Arvind Lakshmikumar, an alumnus of BITS Pilani and Carnegie Mellon University, along with Ankit Kumar, Sudeep George and Cecilia D'Souza.

It has been actively supplying its products and solutions to customers in India and Internationally. The firm’s sales pipeline is over $2.5 billion with a near term execution visibility of $300 million. The company has raised a total funding of over $30 million from venture capital investors including Edelweiss and Walden Riverwood Ventures. It is in discussions with a few global investors for more funding for its expansion plans.
Tombo is also bidding for IRST/DAS like system in partnership with BEL for MWF/AMCA as per PKS