India will develop a new Agni-6 ballistic missile

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India will develop a new Agni-6 ballistic missile

India is developing a long-range Agni-6 long-range ballistic missile with a split head with nuclear warheads for individual targeting.

As reported by the Press Trust of India agency during the Aero India-2013 exhibition, the head of the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) of the Indian Defense Ministry Vijay Kumar Saraswat, Agni-5 BR is currently the main strategic defense system of India. In the future, DRDO intends to create a ballistic missile "Agni-6", with enhanced combat effectiveness and range.

Refusing to disclose the range of the new missile, V.K.Sarasvat informed that the combat capabilities will be expanded to include the use of a split head with combat units of individual guidance (MIRV).

The Agni 2012, tested in April of the 5 of the year, will be able to hit targets at ranges up to 5500 km. It is assumed that the Agni-6 will exceed this indicator in range and will be able to hit several targets at a distance of about 100 km from each other.

According to V.K. Sarasvat, the work within the framework of this program is already underway, the design has been completed and the hardware creation stage is being implemented. The development of Agni-6 will allow India to enter the elite club of states with intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Like the Agni-5, the Agni-6 will be a three-stage solid-fuel rocket. The length of the MBR will be about 20 m, diameter - about 2 m, and weight - 65-70 t. Presumably, the rocket will be able to carry 4-6 warheads (depending on their weight).

The head of DRDO also said that the organization is working to create an air defense / missile defense system that will provide effective protection against low-flying cruise missiles and enemy aircraft.
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  1. 0
    11 February 2013 11: 58
    I wonder who we have at such distances from India? Rocket as an answer to China and Russia? Or as a claim to hegemony in the region?
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    11 February 2013 12: 11
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    I wonder who we have at such distances from India? Rocket as an answer to China and Russia? Or as a claim to hegemony in the region?

    I think that India’s missile range indicates that it is intended for China. Against Pakistan, the range is excessive. It will not be used against Russia, because historically India and Russia have not been and will not be adversaries.
  3. 0
    11 February 2013 13: 00
    capable of hitting targets at ranges up to 5500 km. It is assumed that Agni-6 will exceed this indicator in range and will be able to hit several targets at a distance of about 100 km from each other at the same time.


    Abilities as in "PionEra", though 3-step ...

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    It will not be used against Russia, because historically India and Russia have not been and will not be adversaries.


    nevertheless, the presence of IRBM in neighboring countries can serve as a basis for Russia's withdrawal from the treaty on intermediate-range missiles, so thoughtlessly concluded by the "tagged" ...
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      11 February 2013 21: 51
      Quote: Rus2012
      Abilities as in "PionEra", though 3-step ...


      Judging by the length and diameter, it is rather similar to the Poplar-T (Poplar with a "dot"), the mass is only 15 tons more
  4. 0
    11 February 2013 13: 57
    The Indian Defense Ministry refused to purchase the Israeli Iron Dome missile defense system. Local media reported this with reference to the Chief of Staff of the Indian Air Force Norman Anil Kumar Brown.
    An alternative to the purchase of these missile defense systems was the agreement between India and Israel on the creation of a joint venture to develop and produce a medium-range missile defense system capable of hitting enemy missiles at a distance of up to 70 km. The project cost amounted to 2,2 billion dollars. The Indian Defense Research and Development Organization, as well as Israeli companies Rafael and IAI, are participating in the project, ITAR-TASS reports.

  5. Tsoi is alive
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    11 February 2013 22: 22
    The head of DRDO also said that the organization is working to create an air defense / missile defense system that will provide effective protection against low-flying cruise missiles and enemy aircraft.


    A country that is technologically not capable of independently producing anything more complicated than tin spoons, even yesterday the military who got down from palm trees are assigned to serve quite sophisticated equipment and break even what is impossible to break in principle.
    Falling asleep afterwards by manufacturers' complaints ....... about which, the creation of an air defense / missile defense system that will provide effective protection against low-flying cruise missiles and enemy aircraft., in general, can we talk?

    Indian border guard.
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      11 February 2013 22: 50
      Quote: Choi is alive
      ... about which, by creating an air defense / missile defense system that will provide effective protection against low-flying cruise missiles and enemy aircraft., is there anyway?


      We are talking about Israeli and American technologies, in principle, their entire air defense system is based on them .. ABMs are already sick of making logs
      out of place. Soon the boomerang of the Australian natives will have a missile defense system.
      1. Tsoi is alive
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        11 February 2013 22: 56
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        out of place. Soon the boomerang of the Australian natives will have a missile defense system.

        To the place, to the place. good
        Quote: Ascetic
        We are talking about Israeli and American technologies, in principle, their entire air defense system is based on them ..

        Yeah, you’ll buy from these, so buy that the boomerang will really remain the only weapon! wink
        The Iron Dome does not meet India's needs. We are facing great challenges that require India to protect large territory, airspace and significant borders against missile threats, "Brown said after the Israeli missile defense demonstration at the 2013 Aero India International Air Show in Bangalore.

        Israel offered India to buy the Iron Dome in 2010. At the same time, the Israeli company Rafael began negotiations with the Indian Defense Ministry on the sale of the anti-missile defense systems "David's Sling". According to reports, India did not intend to acquire the complexes themselves, but a license for their production at its enterprises. Israel did not satisfy such conditions, the newspaper ITAR-TASS reports.

        An alternative to the procurement of these missile defense systems was an agreement between India and Israel on the creation of a joint venture to develop and produce a medium-range anti-missile system capable of striking enemy missiles at a distance of up to 70 km. The project cost was $ 2,2 billion. The Indian Defense Research and Development Organization, as well as the Israeli companies Rafael and IAI are participating in the project.

        At the Aero India 2013 exhibition, the deputy head of Rosoboronexport Viktor Komardin told reporters about Russia's intention to participate in an Indian tender for the supply of air defense systems. "We offer India the S-300VM (Antey-2500) long-range air defense system, which is designed, among other things, to destroy medium-range missiles, operational tactical and tactical missiles, aeroballistic and cruise missiles," Komardin said..
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    18 February 2013 12: 35
    What are the claims for the boomerang? A very effective weapon that requires minimal maintenance and, unlike SAM, is a reusable weapon.
    About low-flying air targets. They have long learned to fight with them. Back in the middle of 70x. Those that could not be reached with a boomerang were obtained with the help of MIG 31 fighters.

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