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Gautam

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Can someone share any details about what the Long Range Bomb is?
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Ashwin

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DRDO & Indian Air Force carry out successful flight tests of indigenously-developed smart anti-airfield weapon


Two different configurations on satellite navigation & electro optical sensors tested successfully
First Electro optical seeker based flight test of this class of bomb in the country
Equipped with Imaging Infra-Red Seeker technology to enhance precision strike capability of the weapon
Maximum range of 100 kms
Two flight tests of indigenously-developed smart anti-airfield weapon have been carried out jointly by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Air Force (IAF). The two different configurations based on satellite navigation and electro optical sensors have been successfully tested. Electro optical seeker based flight test of this class of bomb has been conducted for the first time in the country. The electro optic sensor has been developed indigenously. The weapon was launched by an IAF aircraft from Chandan ranges at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan on October 28, 2021 and November 03, 2021.

Electro optical configuration of the system is equipped with Imaging Infra-Red (IIR) Seeker technology enhancing the precision strike capability of the weapon. In both the tests, the intended target was hit with high accuracy. The system is designed for a maximum range 100 kilometres. The newly adapted launcher ensured smooth release and ejection of the weapon. Advanced guidance and navigation algorithms, software performed as per the mission requirements. The telemetry and tracking systems captured all mission events throughout the flight. All the mission objectives were achieved.

Smart anti airfield weapon has been designed and developed by Research Centre Imarat (RCI) in coordination with other DRDO Laboratories and extensive support from IAF. Quality and design certification agencies have contributed significantly in its development and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bengaluru has carried out weapon integration with the aircraft.

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has complimented the synergistic efforts of DRDO, IAF and the teams associated with the mission. Congratulating the teams, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy said the performance and reliability of the weapon has been proved.
 

Aditya b7777

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Maybe an extended range version. Mpatgm has a range of 2.5 km which is less than the Javelin,Spike and MMP all of them having a range of 4-5 km
Both comparable versions of Javelin and Spike MR have same range and similar penetration behind ERA, to MPATGM. Do not compare heavier versions and vehicle launched versions of those missiles.
 

Lolwa

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Both comparable versions of Javelin and Spike MR have same range and similar penetration behind ERA, to MPATGM. Do not compare heavier versions and vehicle launched versions of those missiles.
Javelin has a range of 4km. Spike LR has a range of 4km. MMP has a range of 4.5km. This is known published ranges.
Obviously the Javelin has been upgraded and Spike LR is different but tha twould explain the delay
 

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Successful Flight Test of Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile

Posted On: 07 DEC 2021 6:16PM by PIB Delhi

Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile was successfully flight tested today by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha. The launch was conducted from a vertical launcher against an electronic target at a very low altitude. The flight path of the vehicle along with health parameters were monitored using a number of tracking instruments deployed by ITR, Chandipur. All sub-systems performed as per expectation.

Today’s launch of the system was conducted to validate integrated operation of all weapon system components including the vertical launcher unit with controller, canisterised flight vehicle, weapon control system etc. required for future launches of the missile from Indian Naval Ships. The test launch was monitored by senior officials from DRDO & Indian Navy. The first trial was conducted on 22 February 2021 and this is confirmatory trial to prove the consistent performance of the configuration and integrated operation.

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Ankit Kumar

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Successful Flight Test of Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile

Posted On: 07 DEC 2021 6:16PM by PIB Delhi

Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile was successfully flight tested today by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha. The launch was conducted from a vertical launcher against an electronic target at a very low altitude. The flight path of the vehicle along with health parameters were monitored using a number of tracking instruments deployed by ITR, Chandipur. All sub-systems performed as per expectation.

Today’s launch of the system was conducted to validate integrated operation of all weapon system components including the vertical launcher unit with controller, canisterised flight vehicle, weapon control system etc. required for future launches of the missile from Indian Naval Ships. The test launch was monitored by senior officials from DRDO & Indian Navy. The first trial was conducted on 22 February 2021 and this is confirmatory trial to prove the consistent performance of the configuration and integrated operation.

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Specifications still shrouded ?
 

Gautam

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Successful Flight Test of Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile

Posted On: 07 DEC 2021 6:16PM by PIB Delhi

Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile was successfully flight tested today by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha. The launch was conducted from a vertical launcher against an electronic target at a very low altitude. The flight path of the vehicle along with health parameters were monitored using a number of tracking instruments deployed by ITR, Chandipur. All sub-systems performed as per expectation.

Today’s launch of the system was conducted to validate integrated operation of all weapon system components including the vertical launcher unit with controller, canisterised flight vehicle, weapon control system etc. required for future launches of the missile from Indian Naval Ships. The test launch was monitored by senior officials from DRDO & Indian Navy. The first trial was conducted on 22 February 2021 and this is confirmatory trial to prove the consistent performance of the configuration and integrated operation.

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Love the flame colour. :love:

The launcher & missile configuration is pretty much exactly what we saw in those tenders.


The expected load out for the VL-SARSAM in any Indian frigate/destroyer is 16 missiles on the fore deck & 16 missiles at the rear. 32 VL-SRSAM missiles in total along with 32 Barak-8 LR-SAMs. Equal number of PDMS & LR-SAMs just feels wrong. There is plenty of space available for twice the number of VL-SRSAMs.