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India will purchase six divisions of domestic air defense systems "Akash"

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The Indian Air Force will receive six additional divisions of domestic Akash anti-aircraft missile systems, which will be deployed in areas bordering Pakistan and China. The purchase has already been approved by the Indian government.


India will purchase six divisions of domestic air defense systems "Akash"


The Government of India approved the purchase in the interests of the Indian Air Force of six divisions of domestic air defense systems "Akash", as well as 550-600 missiles for systems. The complexes will be deployed in areas bordering China and Pakistan.

A two-stage solid-propellant rocket of the "ground-to-air" class has a starting mass of 720 kg with a length of 5,8 meters, the mass of its fragmentation warhead with ready-made striking elements is 60 kg. It is stated that the complex is capable of intercepting various types of air targets - drones, fighters, cruise missiles - at an altitude of up to 20 km and a maximum range of 25-30 km. Some of the new missiles will be equipped with a new nationally designed radar seeker, which was successfully tested in December 2017.

The Apash air defense missile system for the Air Force will be delivered on a wheeled chassis, unlike the complexes for the Ground Forces, which are manufactured on the chassis tank T-72.

Earlier, two Akash divisions, which are used to provide air defense at air bases, have already been adopted by the Indian Air Force.

In turn, the Indian Ground Forces comprise six Akash air defense divisions. The command of the Indian Air Force stubbornly resisted the supply of air defense systems, since, according to the military, the Akash are not suitable for use in military formations, where an operational response is required when intercepting air targets. According to the SV, the ground elements of the complex, primarily the three-coordinate Rajendra radar, are easily detected by the enemy due to the high radar signature.

However, 96 percent of the components of the air defense systems are manufactured in India and this allowed the Ministry of Defense of India to push this air defense system to deliveries instead of foreign complexes.

The design and development of this air defense system began in India in 1983. After the end of a rather long period of time during which tests were carried out, and improvements to the anti-aircraft complex, it was adopted only in the 2015 year. Numerous problems with the complex led to the fact that the Air Force and Air Force repeatedly refused to take it into service. In 2017, 30% failures were recorded during testing.

At present, an 88 percent probability of hitting a target with one missile and an 98,5 percent probability when launching a second with an 5-second interval is claimed.
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  1. loki565
    loki565 10 September 2019 19: 53
    0
    It looks like a "stove"
    1. Tusv
      Tusv 10 September 2019 20: 02
      +2
      Quote: loki565
      It looks like a "stove"

      So classmates, but copied from Cuba. And at Pecher’s rockets will be somewhat thicker.
      1. Zhan
        Zhan 10 September 2019 21: 14
        +1
        Yeah, there is an outward resemblance to 2K12. By the way, India once bought them from us .. smile
    2. YOUR
      YOUR 11 September 2019 04: 40
      +1
      The S-125 air defense system has completely different missiles, there is not any similarity. And here is the SAM SAM, and for India it’s a Square, similarity 100%
  2. Magic archer
    Magic archer 10 September 2019 20: 06
    +6
    The missile is clearly Cuban. But something else surprises me. For 30 and more, the initial data should have been outdated! The Hindus and their fighter have been developing for a long time (as a result, it turned out a maximum of the 3 generation) tank, which has still not been brought to mind. Is it cut or doesn’t it work? Why is it so long and so bad?
    1. Tusv
      Tusv 10 September 2019 20: 15
      +5
      Quote: Magic Archer
      For 30 and more, the initial data should have been outdated!

      So outdated. In the same Shell, the missile is much more compact, but at 200 m / s faster and twice as accurate, and in range / height it is almost the same. And they bought the South Korean version of Arrows with guns
    2. Mooh
      Mooh 10 September 2019 20: 17
      +7
      There, half of the country still walks barefoot and cannot read. Even reverse engineering requires high-quality personnel and a certain school, which in India are developed through trial and error. 20 still years and they will catch China, maybe :)
    3. Zhan
      Zhan 10 September 2019 21: 21
      +9
      Quote: Magic Archer
      The missile is clearly Cuban. But something else surprises me. For 30 and more, the initial data should have been outdated! The Hindus and their fighter have been developing for a long time (as a result, it turned out a maximum of the 3 generation) tank, which has still not been brought to mind. Is it cut or doesn’t it work? Why is it so long and so bad?

      Because they have a caste system. Even if you have seven spans in your forehead, but if your ancestors sculpted the pots, you will sculpt them. And as practice shows, in such a system there is a degeneration of intelligence.
      But singing and dancing is great for them .. smile
    4. YOUR
      YOUR 11 September 2019 04: 52
      0
      Not just a rocket. When you start flipping through material on this air defense system, it turns out that the Akash air defense system is a modernized air defense system Square (Cube). Modernization is a phased antenna array and the installation of air defense systems on a wheeled chassis.
  3. strannik1985
    strannik1985 10 September 2019 20: 07
    0
    An order to maintain the pants of the Indian military-industrial complex. They had 24-25 S-125 divisions in service in the 2016 year, there were new air defense systems to replace.
  4. Nycomed
    Nycomed 10 September 2019 20: 09
    0
    Why are they always trying to catch up yesterday?
  5. poquello
    poquello 10 September 2019 20: 10
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    At present, an 88 percent probability of hitting a target with one missile and an 98,5 percent probability when launching a second with an 5-second interval is claimed.

    )))))) it's because
    has a starting mass of 720 kg with a length of 5,8 meters, the mass of its fragmentation warhead with ready-to-use striking elements is 60 kg.

    someone suffers from Americanopyarism, what can it bring down, and with what probability it is impossible to understand without other characteristics
  6. Kontrik
    Kontrik 10 September 2019 20: 18
    +1
    to be deployed in areas bordering Pakistan and China.

    Oh Indians, you guys are naive .. laughing Save again?
  7. E.S.
    E.S. 10 September 2019 20: 19
    +6
    three-coordinate radar "Rajendra", due to its high radar signature, is easily detected by the enemy

    The most powerful approach!
    But is it that ALL the radars in the world have this property?
    1. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 11 September 2019 00: 17
      +1
      Quote: E.S.
      But is it that ALL the radars in the world have this property?

      Or maybe there is a catch in this: the military wants a signature of this "width" good and the developers offer this fellow !
  8. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 10 September 2019 20: 20
    0
    Very primitive, IMHO. No performance characteristics at all. What a strange, to say the least, development ...
    1. Tusv
      Tusv 10 September 2019 20: 36
      0
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      What a strange, to say the least, development ...

      They say the Jews helped in the development. Our technology Cuba is irretrievably lost, as unnecessary
  9. Pavel57
    Pavel57 10 September 2019 20: 30
    0
    Most likely the license for the 3M9 rocket was sold. Electronics was replaced by modern ARGS and autopilot.
  10. sergo1914
    sergo1914 10 September 2019 21: 02
    +6
    It seemed to me alone that the name of the complex was missing the letter "l" after the first "a"?
    1. g1washntwn
      g1washntwn 11 September 2019 08: 00
      +1
      And the letter "k" before the same first "a" is read harmoniously. smile
  11. Sergei 777
    Sergei 777 10 September 2019 21: 08
    0
    It is stated that the complex is capable of intercepting various types of air targets - drones, fighters, cruise missiles - at an altitude of up to 20 km and a maximum range of 25-30 km.

    Well, we have the BUK of the first modifications had the same characteristics. Only there rockets are compact, but here ...
  12. Evil echo
    Evil echo 10 September 2019 22: 47
    -1
    I'm glad of course for the Indians, but what good is this for us?
  13. Chaldon48
    Chaldon48 10 September 2019 23: 19
    0
    Learned to at least do something, let them do develop.
  14. Strashila
    Strashila 11 September 2019 04: 48
    0
    I liked the inscription on the car, Akash - the army version, which turns out that the Indians have a civilian one.
    1. g1washntwn
      g1washntwn 11 September 2019 08: 01
      0
      Not civilian, but for the Navy.
  15. lBEARl
    lBEARl 11 September 2019 16: 13
    0
    I don’t know what other air defense systems for the author is domestic and where in general the author has the Fatherland. I read the article and everyone was waiting for an explanation about why India would receive domestic air defense systems and when we managed to develop them lol