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Nirbhay missile test and progress

Discussion in 'Strategic Forces' started by shash2k2, Oct 13, 2014.

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    India will test-fire the nuclear-capable Nirbhay cruise missile from the integrated test range at Balasore in Odisha on October 17, the second launch of the indigenous weapon developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

    All eyes will be on the upcoming launch as the Nirbhay’s much-hyped maiden launch last March had failed to hit the pre-designated target in the Bay of Bengal. When ready, the missile will be able to deliver nuclear warheads at ranges of up to 1,000 km.

    The DRDO had to terminate the Nirbhay flight mid-way in March 2013 after the long-range missile deviated from its intended course, leading to some delays in the programme. A senior DRDO official said glitches in the missile’s inertial navigation system had been ironed out.

    “The first test was a partial success as several mission objectives were met. The upcoming test is crucial as we have to demonstrate the capability of the missile,” he added. It will require a few more successful tests before being declared ready for induction.

    Low-flying cruise missiles such as the Nirbhay can easily slip past enemy air-defence systems due to small radar cross section. The Nirbhay will be configured to be launched from multiple platforms such as land, air and sea.
     
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    The test firing of nuclear-capable Nirbhay cruise missile will be carried on as scheduled despite the havoc wreaked by cyclonic storm Hudhud along the eastern coast, India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said Monday.

    Nirbhay is to be test-fired from Balasore in Odisha Oct 17.

    Sources from DRDO said there is no major damage to its missile testing facility and the test will go on as planned.

    "There is no major damage at the missile testing facility at Balasore. We are going on with the test firing as scheduled," a DRDO official, who did not want to be named, told IANS.

    Indigenously developed by the DRDO, Nirbhay is a all-weather low-cost long-range cruise missile with stealth and high accuracy.

    Nirbhay's maiden test flight last year had to be terminated mid-way as there were deviations in its course.A

    "We had 95 percent success last time, but the missile was partially deviating from its path," a DRDO official told IANS.
     
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    India to conduct crucial 2nd test of Nirbhay cruise missile tomorrow from off Odisha coast​
     
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    DRDO planning air launched version and a naval version aswell
    This will be a good option
     
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    Nirbhay test fired. waiting for report of successful completion.
     
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    And missile test is succesfull. Yayyyyyyy congratulations to DRDO .
     
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    India test-fires nuclear-capable Nirbhay cruise missile​

    BALASORE (Odisha): India's indigenously developed nuclear capable sub-sonic cruise missile 'Nirbhay', which can strike targets more than 700 kms away, was today test-fired from a test range at Chandipur near here.

    "The missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher positioned at launch pad 3 of the Integrated Test Range at about 10.03 hours," said an official soon after the flight took off from the launch ground.

    "Flight details will be available after data retrieved from radars and telemetry points, monitoring the trajectories, are analysed," the official said.

    It is the second test of the sub-sonic long range cruise missile 'Nirbhay' from the ITR.

    The maiden flight, conducted on March 12, 2013 could not achieve all the desired parameters as "the flight had to be terminated mid-way when deviations were observed from its intended course," sources said.

    India has in its arsenal the 290 km range supersonic "BrahMos" cruise missile which is jointly developed by India and Russia.



    But 'Nirbhay' with long range capability is a different kind of missile being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

    Nirbhay has good loitering capability, good control and guidance, high degree of accuracy in terms of impact and very good stealth features.​
     
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    As per some better sources range could be between 2-3 k depending on payload. Though iniitally it was designed for 1000k range but its been improved further.
     
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    Video of today's Nirbhay launch​
     
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    Yes range is variable but the main plus if the loiter ability
    Finally India developed a top of the line cruise missile.
     
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    Indian Navy has some great plans for nirbhay. Just 1 hr back saw interview of DRDO chief on NDTV and Nirbhay is going to be deployed on nuclear as well as conventional subs. It can also be launched from torpedo tubes.
     

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