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Agni-IV missile successfully test-fired

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November 9, 2015 11:02 IST 

 

    Y. Mallikarjun

 

The Army’s Strategic Forces Command, which is entrusted with the task of handling strategic weapons, launched the missile at 9.45 a.m. from a road-mobile launcher.

India’s 4,000-km range nuclear weapons-capable strategic missile, Agni-IV was successfully test-fired from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast on Monday.

The Army’s Strategic Forces Command, which is entrusted with the task of handling strategic weapons, launched the missile at 9.45 a.m. from a road-mobile launcher.

The missile which is designed to carry a one-tonne payload covered a range of more than 3,500 km on Monday, before splashing down in the Bay of Bengal. “Flight was successful and it met all the mission parameters”, A Defence Research and Development Organisation official told The Hindu.

All the radar stations, telemetry and electro-optical systems along the East Coast monitored the performance of the missile during the entire operation. After accelerating to a height of about 600 km, the re-entry vehicle with a dummy payload withstood scorching temperatures as it re-entered the atmosphere and splashed down near the pre-designated area in the Bay of Bengal.

The two-stage solid-propelled, surface-to-surface ballistic missile is designed to carry a one-tonne payload to a distance of 4,000 km. Advanced ring laser gyro-based Inertial Navigation system and Micro Inertial Navigation System in redundant mode guided the missile to reach its pre-designated target area.

Top DRDO scientists and scientific adviser to Defence Minister G. Satheesh Reddy were also present the trial launch of the missile from Wheeler Island.

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HYDROPAC 3621/15

INDIA-EAST COAST.
BAY OF BENGAL.
NORTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.
HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS.
DNC 03.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS 0330Z TO 0730Z DAILY
09 AND 10 NOV IN AREA BOUND BY
20-48.43N 087-00.57E, 18-12.37N 086-07.11E, 
10-53.24S 087-05.29E, 10-46.70S 089-44.37E, 
10-27.16S 092-22.24E, 18-24.16N 088-30.44E, 
20-49.15N 087-09.37E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 100830Z NOV 15.//

Authority: NAVAREA VIII 733/15 041002Z NOV 15.

Date: 041510Z NOV 15
Cancel: 10083000 Nov 15

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Portée d'essai max. = 3 200 km

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Pas nécessairement un essai balistique mais je met l'information ici en attendant d'y voir plus clair :

Essais indiens de type "Lauching of Experimental Flight Vehicule" prévus du 26 au 28 Novembre :

HYDROPAC 3824/15 [1 of 1][[WWNWSFOLDER]] 

BAY OF BENGAL.
INDIA-EAST COAST.
HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS.
DNC 03.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS 0530Z TO 0830Z DAILY
26 AND 28 NOV IN AREA BOUND BY
21-22.27N 086-55.72E, 21-08.87N 086-53.14E,
20-48.25N 087-14.70E, 19-59.89N 087-40.64E,
20-18.99N 088-07.82E, 20-56.15N 087-25.92E,
21-21.35N 087-10.83E, 21-22.73N 086-56.36E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 280930Z NOV 15.//

Authority: NAVAREA VIII 783/15 201001Z NOV 15.

Date: 211216Z NOV 15
Cancel: 28093000 Nov 15

Please direct any questions or comments pertaining to these warnings to NAVSAFETY@NGA.MIL

A1222/15

A1222/15 NOTAMN
Q) VECF/QWMLW/IV/BO/W/000/999/
A) VECF B) 1511260530 C) 1511260830
E) LAUNCHING OF EXPERIMENTAL FLT VEHICLE WILL TAKE PLACE. DANGER
ZONES COORDINATES:
POINT A-212216.32N 0865542.96E
POINT B-210852.08N 0865308.52E
POINT C-204815.12N 0871442.36E
POINT D-195953.16N 0874038.28E
POINT E-201859.40N 0880749.08E
POINT F-205609.24N 0872555.20E
POINT G-212120.88N 0871049.80E
POINT H-212243.68N 0865621.84E
POINT A-212216.32N 0865542.96E

NO OVER FLYING ACTIVITY IS PERMISSIBLE WITHIN THE ABOVE MENTIONED
AREAS. ROUTES AFFECTED IN KOLKATA FIR DURING LAUNCH PERIOD: Q10,
Q11, A465, W41 AND M773.
DURING THE HOURS OF LAUNCH, THE FOLLOWING ATS ROUTES/SEGMENTS ARE
REROUTED/NOT AVBL IN KOLKATA FIR:- 
1. ATS ROUTES Q10 AND Q11 NOT AVBL.
2. A465 NOT AVBL BTN VVZ AND CEA VOR. ALTN ROUTE:
VVZ-DCT-MEPOL-W41-BBS VOR- W50- 
JH-DCT-AGROM-G450-CEA VOR. BIDIRECTIONAL.
3. W41 NOT AVBL BTN BBS AND CEA VOR. ALTN ROUTE: 
BBS-W50-JH-DCT-AGROM-G450-CEA VOR. BIDIRECTIONAL.
4. M773 NOT AVBL BTN BUBKO AND CEA. ALTN ROUTE: BUBKO-DCT-CEA VOR. 
BIDIRECTIONAL
F) GND/AMSL G) UNL

A1223/15

A1223/15 NOTAMN
Q) VECF/QWMLW/IV/BO/W/000/999/
A) VECF PART 1 OF 2 B) 1511270430 C) 1511270830
E) LAUNCHING OF EXPERIMENTAL FLT VEHICLE WILL TAKE PLACE. DANGER
ZONES COORDINATES:
POINT A-204821.24N 0870235.16E
POINT B-192645.96N 0864307.32E
POINT C-173551.36N 0865457.24E
POINT D-174022.44N 0874948.36E
POINT E-193134.32N 0874132.28E
POINT F-204845.00N 0870724.60E
POINT A-204821.24N 0870235.16E

NO OVER FLYING ACTIVITY IS PERMISSIBLE WITHIN THE ABOVE MENTIONED
AREAS. ROUTES AFFECTED IN KOLKATA FIR DURING LAUNCH PERIOD: Q10,
Q11, A465, W41 , N895/G472, L759 AND M770/M773.
DURING THE HOURS OF LAUNCH, THE FOLLOWING ATS ROUTES/SEGMENTS ARE
REROUTED/NOT AVBL IN KOLKATA FIR:- 
1. ATS ROUTES Q10 AND Q11 NOT AVBL.
2. A465 NOT AVBL BTN VVZ AND CEA VOR. ALTN ROUTE:
VVZ-DCT-MEPOL-W41-BBS VOR- W50- 
JH-DCT-AGROM-G450-CEA VOR. BIDIRECTIONAL.
3. W41 NOT AVBL BTN BBS AND CEA VOR. ALTN ROUTE: 
BBS-W50-JH-DCT-AGROM-G450-CEA VOR. BIDIRECTIONAL.
END PART 1 OF 2
A1223/15 NOTAMN
Q) VECF/QWMLW/IV/BO/W/000/999/
A) VECF PART 2 OF 2 B) 1511270430 C) 1511270830
E) 4. L759NOT AVBL BTN MABUR AND OTABA. ALTN ROUTE:
MABUR-L301-URKOK-P628-LARIK-DCT-OTABA. BIDIRECTIONAL. ONLY FL340
AVBL FOR WEST BOUND FLTS ON THIS ALTN ROUTE. L759 AVBL NORTH-WEST OF
BBS VOR FOR ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES AT BHUBANESWAR.
5. N895/G472 NOT AVBL BTN SAGOD AND NNP VOR. ALTNROUTE:
SAGOD-DCT-DOPID-W111-CEA VOR-G450-NNP VOR. BIDIRECTIONAL. ONLY FL320
AVBL FOR WEST BOUND FLTS ON ALTN ROUTE OF N895. N895/G472 AVBL WEST
OF BBS FOR ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES AT BHUBANESWAR.
6. M770/M773 NOT AVBL BTN MEPEL AND CEA. ALTN ROUTE:
MEPEL-DCT-DOPID-W111-CEA VOR. BIDIRECTIONAL. ONLY FL300 AVBL FOR 
WEST BOUND FLTS ON THIS ALTN ROUTE.
7. RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED ON UNAFFECTED ROUTES TO ENSURE SMOOTH FLOW
OF TRAFFIC:

A. P646: ONLY FL340 AVBL FOR WEST BOUND FLTS ON ROUTE P646.
B. L301: ONLY FL320 AVBL FOR WEST BOUND FLTS ON ROUTE L301.
C. P628: ONLY FL300 AVBL FOR WEST BOUND FLTS ON ROUTE P628.
D. W111: ONLY FL360 AVBL FOR WEST BOUND FLTS ON ROUTE W111.
8. OTHER FLT LEVELS FOR WEST BOUND ACFT ON ROUTES L301, P646, P628,
W111 AND ALTN ROUTES OF L759, M770 AND N895 ARE AVBL ON ACCEPTANCE
BASIS.
F) GND/AMSL G) UNL
END PART 2 OF 2

A1224/15 NOTAMN


Q) VECF/QWMLW/IV/BO/W/000/999/


A) VECF PART 1 OF 2 B) 1511280430 C) 1511280830


E) LAUNCHING OF EXPERIMENTAL FLT VEHICLE WILL TAKE PLACE. DANGER


ZONES COORDINATES:


AREA 1:


BTN 0530 UTC TO 0830 UTC

POINT A-212216.32N 0865542.96E
POINT B-210852.08N 0865308.52E
POINT C-204815.12N 0871442.36E
POINT D-195953.16N 0874038.28E
POINT E-201859.40N 0880749.08E
POINT F-205609.24N 0872555.20E
POINT G-212120.88N 0871049.80E
POINT H-212243.68N 0865621.84E
POINT A-212216.32N 0865542.96E

AREA 2:
BTN 0430 UTC TO 0830 UTC

POINT A-204821.24N 0870235.16E
POINT B-192645.96N 0864307.32E
POINT C-173551.36N 0865457.24E
POINT D-174022.44N 0874948.36E
POINT E-193134.32N 0874132.28E
POINT F-204845.00N 0870724.60E
POINT A-204821.24N 0870235.16E

NO OVER FLYING ACTIVITY IS PERMISSIBLE WITHIN THE ABOVE MENTIONED
AREAS. ROUTES AFFECTED IN KOLKATA FIR DURING LAUNCH PERIOD: Q10,
Q11, A465, W41 , N895/G472, L759 AND M770/M773.
DURING THE HOURS OF LAUNCH, THE FOLLOWING ATS ROUTES/SEGMENTS ARE
REROUTED/NOT AVBL IN KOLKATA FIR:- 
1. ATS ROUTES Q10 AND Q11 NOT AVBL.
END PART 1 OF 2
A1224/15 NOTAMN
Q) VECF/QWMLW/IV/BO/W/000/999/
A) VECF PART 2 OF 2 B) 1511280430 C) 1511280830
E) 2. A465 NOT AVBL BTN VVZ AND CEA VOR. ALTN ROUTE:
VVZ-DCT-MEPOL-W41-BBS VOR- W50- 
    JH-DCT-AGROM-G450-CEA VOR. BIDIRECTIONAL.
3. W41 NOT AVBL BTN BBS AND CEA VOR. ALTN ROUTE: 
    BBS-W50-JH-DCT-AGROM-G450-CEA VOR. BIDIRECTIONAL.
4. L759NOT AVBL BTN MABUR AND OTABA. ALTN ROUTE:
MABUR-L301-URKOK-P628-LARIK-DCT-OTABA. BIDIRECTIONAL. ONLY FL340
AVBL FOR WEST BOUND FLTS ON THIS ALTN ROUTE. L759 AVBL NORTH-WEST
OF BBS VOR FOR ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES AT BHUBANESWAR.
5. N895/G472 NOT AVBL BTN SAGOD AND NNP VOR. ALTNROUTE:
SAGOD-DCT-DOPID-W111-CEA VOR-G450-NNP VOR. BIDIRECTIONAL. ONLY FL320
AVBL FOR WEST BOUND FLTS ON ALTN ROUTE OF N895. N895/G472 AVBL WEST
OF BBS FOR ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES AT BHUBANESWAR.
6. M770/M773 NOT AVBL BTN MEPEL AND CEA. ALTN ROUTE:
MEPEL-DCT-DOPID-W111-CEA VOR.  BIDIRECTIONAL. ONLY FL300 AVBL FOR
WEST BOUND FLTS ON THIS ALTN ROUTE.
7. RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED ON UNAFFECTED ROUTES TO ENSURE SMOOTH FLOW
OF TRAFFIC:
A. P646: ONLY FL340 AVBL FOR WEST BOUND FLTS ON ROUTE P646.
B. L301: ONLY FL320 AVBL FOR WEST BOUND FLTS ON ROUTE L301.
C. P628: ONLY FL300 AVBL FOR WEST BOUND FLTS ON ROUTE P628.
D. W111: ONLY FL360 AVBL FOR WEST BOUND FLTS ON ROUTE W111.
8. OTHER FLT LEVELS FOR WEST BOUND ACFT ON ROUTES L301, P646, P628,
W111 AND ALTN ROUTES OF L759, M770 AND N895 ARE AVBL ON ACCEPTANCE
BASIS.
F) GND/AMSL G) UNL
END PART 2 OF 2

Portée 165 km max pour l'un et 360 km max pour l'autre

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2 essais balistiques en 2 jours pour l'Inde :

India test fires n-capable Dhanush missile

By Indo Asian News Service | IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News – Tue 24 Nov, 2015

Bhubaneswar, Nov 24 (IANS) India on Tuesday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile with a strike range of 350 km from a naval ship off the Odisha coast, said sources.

The surface-to-surface Dhanush was test fired from INS Subhadra in the Bay of Bengal, said sources.

It is a naval variant of India's indigenously-developed Prithvi missile.

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) sources said the launch is successful as the missile reached the designated target.

Sources said Dhanush missile is capable of carrying conventional as well as nuclear payload of 500 kg and can hit both land and sea-based targets under 350 km range.

It has already been inducted in the armed forces. 

 

India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Prithvi II missile

By PTI | 26 Nov, 2015, 01.18PM IST

BALASORE(ODISHA): India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, as part of a user trial by the army. 

The missile test was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near here at 1210 hrs. 

"The trial data of the missile conducted by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) shows positive results," said a defence source. The surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads and is thrusted by liquid propulsion twine engines. It uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory to hit its target.

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"The missile was randomly chosen from the production stock and the entire launch activities were carried out by the specially formed SFC and monitored by the scientists of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of training exercise," a defence scientist said. 

"The missile trajectory was tracked by DRDO radars, electro-optical tracking systems and telemetry stations located along the coast of Odisha," the source said. 

The downrange teams on board a ship deployed near the designated impact point in the Bay of Bengal monitored the terminal events and splashdown, they said. 

Inducted into India's armed forces in 2003, Prithvi II, the first missile to be developed by DRDO under India's prestigious IGMDP (Integrated Guided Missile Development Program) is now a proven technology. 

Such training launches clearly indicate India's operational readiness to meet any eventuality and also establishes the reliability of this deterrent component of the country's strategic arsenal, they said. 

The last user trial of Prithvi-II was successfully conducted on February 19, 2015 from the same test range in Odisha.

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India successfully test-fires Agni-I missile

BALASORE, November 27, 2015

India on Friday successfully test-fired indigenously built nuclear-capable Agni-I missile, capable of hitting a target at a distance of 700 kms, from a test range off the Odisha coast as part of Strategic Forces Command (SFC) training exercise.

The surface-to-surface, single-stage missile, powered by solid propellants, was test-fired from a mobile launcher at 10:02 a.m. from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island).

The trial was “part of training exercise by Strategic Forces Command of Indian Army”, defence sources said, noting it was a “perfect launch“.

“The exercise was conducted in a perfect manner and the trial was successful,” they said.

“The launch was undertaken as a part of periodic training activity by SFC to further consolidate operational readiness,” the sources said.

The trajectory of the trial was tracked by a battery of sophisticated radars, telemetry observation stations, electro- optic instruments and naval ships from its launch till the missile hit the target area with accuracy, they said.

Agni-I missile is equipped with sophisticated navigation system which ensures it reaches the target with a high degree of accuracy and precision.

The missile, which has already been inducted into armed forces, has proved its excellent performance in terms of range, accuracy and lethality, the sources said.

Weighing 12 tonnes, the 15-metre-long Agni-I, is designed to carry a payload of more than one tonne. Its strike range can be extended by reducing the payload.

Agni-I was developed by Advanced Systems Laboratory, the premier missile development laboratory of DRDO in collaboration with Defence Research Development Laboratory and Research Centre Imarat and integrated by Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad.

The last trial of Agni-I, conducted on September 11, 2014 from the same base, was also successful.

La zone de test est celle marquée en jaune dans le précédent post.

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L'échec de l'essai de Prithvi-II le 16 Février 2016.

Prithvi-II Fails Target for Technical Snags

By Hemant Kumar Rout Published: 17th February 2016 04:24 AM Last Updated: 17th February 2016 04:25 AM

BALASORE: The nuclear capable ballistic missile Prithvi-II failed to reach the target during its user trial off the Odisha coast on Tuesday. It was developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Mounted on a Mobile Tatra transporter-erector Launcher (MTL), the sophisticated missile was fired from the launching complex-III (LC-III) of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur off the Odisha coast at about 10 am.

Even as the ITR officials claimed that the mission was part of a routine user trial by the Army and successful, a reliable source who witnessed the test informed ‘The Express’ that the missile failed to attain the desired height and deviated from in its trajectory.

“The missile lifted off smoothly from the launch pad and travelled along the pre-designated trajectory. But, it could not cover the desired distance coordinated by the Army due to some technical snags. Data generated during the mission are being analysed to find out as to where it developed the snags,” the source said.

 It was not for the first time that the missile behaved abnormally. On December 21, 2011 twin tests of the missile had ended in failures as both the missiles failed to take off due to insufficient pressure after the ignition. On December 21, 2012 too, the missile did not cover the intended distance. Earlier, on March 15 and September 24, 2010 the same missile had failed to deliver desired results.

Significantly, the mission was totally executed by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Army, user of the missile with all logistic supports from the DRDO. The test was to reconfirm the technical parameters set for the user associated launch and check the Army’s readiness to use it. The entire trajectory of the missile was tracked by a battery of sophisticated radars, telemetry observation stations and electro-optic instruments.

Meanwhile, recurring failures of Prithvi-II missile, touted as a proven weapon of the country, have left defence experts, worried, who too have questioned the reliability over P-II during the deployment stage.

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Le 20/2/2016à11:03, collectionneur a dit :

Désolé de posté la question, mais l'échec en question n'est pas celui du tir signalé fin décembre ?

Non, c'est celui du mardi dernier d'après l'article. Je dois avouer que je n'ai pas vérifié sur les NOTAM ni sur HYDROPAC.

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Agni-V Canister Version Ready to Roar into Sky

By Hemant Kumar Rout Published: 05th March 2016 05:48 AM Last Updated: 05th March 2016 06:53 AM

BALASORE: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is gearing up for the canister version test of most potent surface-to-surface Inter-continental range Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V. The longest range nuclear capable missile is likely to be test-fired from a defence test facility off the Odisha coast on March 15.

Pre-launch preparations are on at Abdul Kalam Island (formerly Wheeler Island). The test could be the missile’s last developmental trial and the outcome assumes significance as the weapon system is likely to be operationalised next year.

Sources said the DRDO has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to witness the missile launch.

While Agni-V is a complex system, its test from a canister makes it even more complicated given the involvement of a variety of sophisticated and high-end tracking systems to capture data for the full operational range. Since the first test of the missile in 2012, the missile has undergone several upgradation. It has become more stable, fast reacting and agile with quick response time.

A defence scientist associated with the missile development said the new canister-launcher has been built uniquely so that the missile can respond within minutes of command. A gas generator at the bottom of the canister pushes off the missile before its first stage is ignited and missile roars into the sky.

The canister version makes any weapon system more flexible and fastens the mobility of a huge system like Agni-V. The missile also can be launched from a truck-mounted canister.

The three-stage, 17-metre tall, two-metre wide Agni-V, weighing around 50 tonnes, is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead of about 1.5 tonnes to a distance of more than 5,000 km. As it incorporates advanced technologies involving ring laser gyroscope and accelerometer for navigation and guidance, its accuracy level is far higher than its three earlier variants - Agni-I, Agni-II and Agni-III.

What makes the missile more effective and stealth is that it can be equipped with Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicles (MITRV) capable of delivering multiple warheads at different targets at long distances. The DRDO is now working on integrating the long range missiles with MITRV capable of incorporating six to 10 warheads.

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India Test-Fires Agni-I Ballistic Missile

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All India | Press Trust of India | Updated: March 14, 2016 14:09 IST

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BALASORE, ODISHA:  India today successfully test-fired its indigenously built nuclear-capable intermediate range Agni-I ballistic missile, capable of hitting a target 700 kms away, from a test range off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the Army.

The surface-to-surface, single-stage missile, powered by solid propellants, was test-fired from a mobile launcher at 9.15 AM from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island), a defence official said.

The trial, which formed part of training exercise by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of Indian Army, was fully successful, he said. The sophisticated missile covered 700 km distance within nine minutes and 36 seconds, they said.

"The launch was undertaken as a part of periodic training activity by SFC to further consolidate operational readiness," the official said.

The trajectory of the trial was tracked by a battery of sophisticated radars, telemetry observation stations, electro-optic instruments and naval ships from its launch till the missile hit the target area with accuracy, they said.

Agni-I missile is equipped with sophisticated navigation system which ensures it reaches the target with a high degree of accuracy and precision. The missile, which has already been inducted into armed forces, has proved its excellent performance in terms of range, accuracy and lethality, the sources said.

Weighing 12 tonnes, the 15-metre-long Agni-I, is designed to carry a payload of more than one tonne. Its strike range can be extended by reducing the payload.

Agni-I was developed by Advanced Systems Laboratory, the premier missile development laboratory of Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) in collaboration with Defence Research Development Laboratory and Research Centre Imarat and integrated by Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad.

The last trial of Agni-I, conducted on November 27, 2015 from the same base, was also successful.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Story First Published:March 14, 2016 14:04 IST

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Maiden Test of Undersea K-4 Missile From Arihant Submarine

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By Hemant Kumar Rout | ENS Published: 09th April 2016 12:17 AM

BALASORE: Notwithstanding international pressures India has secretly conducted the maiden test of its nuclear capable undersea ballistic missile, code named K-4, from homegrown submarine INS Arihant at an undisclosed location in the Bay of Bengal.

A reliable source on Friday told ‘The New Indian Express’ that the test conducted on March 31 nearly 45 nautical miles away from Vishakhapatnam coast in Andhra Pradesh was highly successful. The indigenously developed weapon with a dummy payload was reportedly launched from the submarine in full operational configuration.

The trial was carried out with the support of the personnel of Strategic Forces Command (SFC) while the DRDO provided all logistics. The missile was fired from 20-meter deep and it pierced into the sky after breaking the water surface. INS Arihant had first successfully fired a prototype of K-15 (B-05) missile in November last year.

The K-4 missile was fired from onboard silos of the ship submersible ballistic, nuclear (SSBN) submarine demonstrating the capability of the newly built underwater warship to fire long range nuclear capable missiles and the killing efficiency of the most advanced state-of-the-art weapon system.

“Having an operational range of nearly 3,500 km, the missile was fired towards north for a shorter range. It covered more than 700 km before zeroing on the target with high accuracy reaching close to zero circular error probability (CEP),” informed the source.

DRDO officials however refused to speak on the mission. While the officials associated with K-4 mission and Arihant project were tight-lipped, Director General of DRDO Selvin Christopher did not respond calls from this paper.

On March 7, this missile was test fired from a submerged pontoon (replica of a submarine) positioned nearly 30 feet deep sea offshore Vizag coast. Although, the DRDO didn’t officially confirm about the secret mission, it was learnt that the test was a roaring success.

Even as the DRDO had reportedly conducted the first test of the missile system, which was developed under a secret project, in 2010, it officially admitted to have a missile named K-4 with a video footage of the missile launch in the Aero-India show in January last year.

Reports indicated the K-4 missile with the features of boost-glide flight profiles is designed to defeat any anti-ballistic missile systems. Equipped with the satellite updates to modify accumulated errors from its inertial navigation system, the weapon system is claimed to be quite dangerous and one of its kind in the world.

The 111-metre-long INS Arihant has four vertical launch tubes, which are capable of carrying 6 torpedoes of 533 mm and 12 B-05 (K-15) missiles or 4 K-4 missiles.

Powered by an 85 MW capacity nuclear reactor with enriched uranium fuel, this submarine can achieve surface speeds of 12 knots to 15 knots, and submerged speeds of up to 24 knots, carrying a crew of 95.

Apart from Arihant, the K-4 will also arm another Arihant class submarine INS Aridhaman which is currently under construction along with two others. These submarines will have eight launch tubes each.

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Le premier SNLE indien Arihant est entré en service actif en août dernier.

Je propose de créer pour l'occasion un fil dédié à la FOSt version indienne.

 

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La mise en service du premier bâtiment de classe Arihant est annoncée ici.

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India's first indigenously-constructed nuclear submarine INS Arihant was quietly commissioned into service in August and it has been operational since then, according to recent reports.

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Arihant is India's first nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine and is propelled by an 83 MW pressurised light-water reactor at its core. Russia helped scientists at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in miniaturising the reactor to fit into the 10-metre-wide hull of the nuclear submarine.

La classe Arihant est basé sur la classe de SNA russe Akula, avec un déplacement de 6 000 tonnes en surface et 4 tubes de lancement vertical, transportant soit 4 missiles K-4 de portée 3500 km soit 12 missiles K-15 Sagarika avec une portée de 750 km pour une charge utile d'une tonne. Le K-4 serait évidemment davantage destiné à dissuader la Chine, et le K-15 à la dissuasion envers le Pakistan. Voir ce post de Henri K concernant le test initial du missile K-4 en avril dernier depuis le Arihant.

C'est la première fois qu'un pays autre que les 5 membres permanents du conseil de sécurité de l'ONU met en service un SNLE.

Les autres navires de la classe doivent être plus grands et porter une charge double de 8 tubes de lancement vertical, à commencer par le Aridhaman dont le lancement est attendu cette année et la mise en service prévue fin 2018. La construction de la coque du troisième navire est quant à elle terminée.

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Built under the Advanced Technology Vessel Project, the Aridhaman is being outfitted as the Ship Building Centre in Vizag and is expected to be launched in the third quarter of 2016.

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“As soon as the Arihant is commissioned the focus will be on the second submarine. The hull fabrication of the third Arihant-class submarine has also been completed,” said a Navy source. If everything goes as per schedule, INS Aridhaman after clearing trials will join the Indian Navy by 2018-end, he said. 

La classe Arihant serait prévue pour 4 navires.

En un sens bien sûr, vu les différences importantes entre Arihant et Aridhaman, ce serait plutôt 1 Arihant + 3 navires de classe Aridhaman.

 

 

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Article intéressant dans The Diplomat sur la FOSt indienne et les plans pour la prochaine génération de SNLE dont le lancement de la tête de série serait visé au milieu de la décennie 2020 - ce qui me paraît personnellement un planning un peu tendu.

India's Undersea Deterrent

Je conseille de lire l'article, mais voici les points principaux que j'en retiens :

- Une nouvelle base navale est en construction à Varsha sur la côte est de l'Inde, près de Vishakapatnam où les sous-marins nucléaires sont construits. Elle abritera les SNLE indiens ainsi que les SNA, dont 6 devraient être construits suivant un modèle national selon décision gouvernementale en date de 2015

- Les SNLE Arihant seront déployés avec une logique de bastion dans le golfe du Bengale, leur permettant de tenir la Chine du sud sous la menace - Canton et Hong Kong au minimum, Shanghai restant légèrement hors limite sauf à être depuis une position très à l'est dans le golfe. Du fait de cette stratégie de bastion, l'archipel d'Andaman-et-Nicobar devrait prendre une valeur toute particulière et est en train d'être renforcé, surtout pour des moyens ASM face aux patrouilles de plus en plus fréquentes de SNA chinois dans le golfe du Bengale

- Le K-4 aurait une capacité de profil de vol boost-glide c'est-à-dire vol plané en très haute atmosphère permettant de faire face aux futures défenses antimissile

- Les prochains SNLE de type "S-5" seront nettement plus grands, soit avec un nouveau type de réacteur, soit avec deux exemplaires du réacteur du type précédent. Ils seront armés avec 12 à 16 nouveaux MSBS "K-6" de portée supérieure à 6000 km avec une charge utile de 2 tonnes incluant jusqu'à 4 têtes nucléaires. Ces SNLE permettront d'assurer la dissuasion depuis la plus grande partie de l'Océan indien

 

A noter que tout ceci confirme que l'Inde dirige sa dissuasion en priorité contre la Chine - sachant que le voisin pakistanais est déjà dissuadé tant et plus - à la différence des 5 pays nucléaires établis dont la dissuasion est en pratique de portée mondiale. Même si les futurs S-5 auraient une capacité de dissuasion vis-à-vis de la Russie et de la France - en se positionnant dans l'ouest de l'Océan indien - ils n'en auraient pas contre la Grande-Bretagne trop lointaine, pour ne rien dire des Etats-Unis.

 

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Bizarre, nous sommes quasiment voisins avec les iles britanniques, La distance entre Paris et Londres n'est pas si grande pour l'on soit a portée de l'une et pas de l'autre.

Je signale le fil ouvert il y a moins d'un an sur les forces stratégiques indiennes qui a des infos sur les missiles tirées par l'Arihant :

 

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Il y a 2 heures, collectionneur a dit :

Bizarre, nous sommes quasiment voisins avec les iles britanniques, La distance entre Paris et Londres n'est pas si grande pour l'on soit a portée de l'une et pas de l'autre.

Il y a toujours une incertitude dans les portées effectives des missiles. Surtout quand on parle du projet d'un missile qui n'existe pas encore, et qui est censé aller à "plus de 6000 km".

Je voulais juste dire que depuis l'ouest de l'Océan indien, Paris est à un poil moins que 6000 bornes (5600 km entre Paris et Mascate) et Londres à un poil plus.

Maintenant, il est possible aussi que le futur "K-6" aille à 6500 bornes, ou à 5500, et dans ce cas Paris et Londres seraient dans le même panier, à portée, ou pas à portée d'un futur SNLE indien dans l'ouest de l'Océan indien.

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Ou suffisant pour démolir Toulon, bon, de toute façon, à moins d'un retournement de veste comme les Philippines, on est censé être pote encore une vingtaine d'années avec les Rafales :)

Concernant leur 2e génération de SNLE, peut être qu'avec la construction des scorpène en cours et les deux SNA russes, les techniciens indiens apprendront des trucs et astuces pour tenir leur délai. Les Chinois nous préparent un ''Ohio'' qui semble du même niveau sur le papier que les réalisations russes, la marine indienne à encore du boulot pour ne pas se faire dépassé définitivement.

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Le 21/10/2016 à 10:51, Alexis a dit :

Il y a toujours une incertitude dans les portées effectives des missiles. Surtout quand on parle du projet d'un missile qui n'existe pas encore, et qui est censé aller à "plus de 6000 km".

Je voulais juste dire que depuis l'ouest de l'Océan indien, Paris est à un poil moins que 6000 bornes (5600 km entre Paris et Mascate) et Londres à un poil plus.

Maintenant, il est possible aussi que le futur "K-6" aille à 6500 bornes, ou à 5500, et dans ce cas Paris et Londres seraient dans le même panier, à portée, ou pas à portée d'un futur SNLE indien dans l'ouest de l'Océan indien.

 

    Bah si c'est comme la France on saura jamais vraiment la portée théorique exacte du missile (et sa portée pratique constatée par un essai ...)

 Aujourd'hui par exemple la France dit sur un site officiel que le M51 est juste un missile a > 6000 km de portée, pourtant en 2010 avant son déploiement tout ça on parlait plutot de >8000 km ! Je me souviens même de vidéos ou les auteurs affirment 11 000 km max (probablement dans une version allégée au possible au niveau des engins pénétrants si c'est bien le cas car j'y crois pas trop) ... Et le flou devient encore pire si on se rend sur la page wiki du missile ou la on est dans les choux total : Le missile y est annoncé a 9000 km de portée mais avec une annotation : Je vais la voir, aaaah ben non en fait c'est la portée du 51.2  Bref l'enfumage est assez impressionnant quand on s'en rend compte !

   A l'inverse j'ai l'impression que Russes comme Chinois eux sont du genre a annoncer la portée exacte théorique (et max) du missile quand on voit les chiffres on se dit : Ils ont pas pu l'inventer ... Quoique lol ... La géostratégie est après tout une affaire de renards & de loups ...

 

   On note aussi qu'aux essais on ne cherche pas a mettre l'engin a l'épreuve sur grande distance : On se contente toujours du meme tir avec la même cible : Les espadons au large de la Caroline du Nord soit un trajet de 2500 km partant de la Bretagne ou de vers Biscarosse : Je trouve dommage qu'on tente pas par exemple un essai du genre traversée sur axe Nord Sud de l'atlantique et non Est Ouest comme les essais toujours les mm ... Et viser je sais pas le large des Malouines (si c'est pas trop loin) : D'autant + que le sud Atlantique apporte l'avantage de traffic aérien comme maritime bien moins dense que le nord Atlantique saturé de tout

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Le 27/12/2016 à 06:42, collectionneur a dit :

Tir réussi d'un Agni V ce lundi. Il s'agit du 4e de ce missile depuis avril 2012. Vol de 19 minutes sur 2500 km :

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2016/dec/26/india-successfully-test-fires-agni-v-missile-for-a-reduced-range-1553219.html

C'était un double succès, accompagné du test réussi d'un Agni 4.

Cet essai a provoqué une (rare?) réaction épidermique de la Chine contre l'Inde :
http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/2017/jan/05/agni-long-range-missiles-broke-un-limits-chinese-media-1556403--1.html

Un contributeur (indien) de TheDiplomat a pondu son analyse de la réaction chinoise.

En résumé, la Chine semblait considérer l'Inde comme une menace "gérable" (voire informe), sur le plan conventionnel et nucléaire.
Cette évaluation serait en cours de ré-examen.
http://thediplomat.com/2017/01/why-indias-icbm-tests-rile-china/

Qu'en pensez-vous ?

Pour le reste, en regardant les programmes indiens en cours, je suis un peu perplexe.
Je vois bien la cible des Agni 2/3/4 (qui va couvrir presque tout le territoire chinois). (cf la carte de wikipedia incluse ci-dessous)

Cependant, l'Agni 5 me semble avoir un intérêt stratégique faible : quel intérêt de le produire en masse ?
L'Agni 5 ne couvre qu'une partie de la Russie.
L'Agni 6 est plus intéressant pour une dissuasion mondiale, mais ne couvre même pas les USA (du moins pour la version silo : pour des SLBM, ça peut être utile pour élargir les zones de patrouille des boomers).

A la rigueur, une dizaine d'ICBM de 15000 km de portée (Surya ?) peut être intéressant en ultime garantie, au cas improbable où les USA Trump retournaient leurs vestes.

800px-Agni_Missile_Range_comparison.svg.

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L'Agny couvre jusqu’à Moscou et toute la Russie d'Europe sur cette carte :) Ce n'est pas le bout de Sibérie orientale hors de portée qui compte vraiment pour la dissuasion. Et Il faut voir aussi qu'a portée moindre, charge plus importante, donc, pour les chinois, plus de leurres ou de MIRV à suivre en cas de tir.

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Il y a 12 heures, rogue0 a dit :

En résumé, la Chine semblait considérer l'Inde comme une menace "gérable" (voire informe), sur le plan conventionnel et nucléaire.
Cette évaluation serait en cours de ré-examen.
http://thediplomat.com/2017/01/why-indias-icbm-tests-rile-china/

Qu'en pensez-vous ?

C'est ce que j'ai ressenti effectivement et toujours dit ici.

Henri K.

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